News & Analysis
Texas Instruments CEO Puts Consumer Center Stage in New World of Video Communication
With an eye toward making video integral to everyday communication, Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) shined its spotlight at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show on hardware and software that will help push the growing number of processing and connectivity standards off the list of consumer concerns.
Frontier Silicon's combined digital broadcast and IP radio SoC for mass market audio products
At CES Las Vegas (Jan 8-11, 2007), Frontier Silicon launched its Chorus 2i baseband receiver SoC (system on chip), bringing over ten thousand Internet radio stations and network audio streaming capability to sub-$99 WiFi radios. It is the first multi-mode IC (integrated circuit) to combine analog and digital broadcast reception with complete IP connectivity enabling manufacturers to easily design and produce radios capable of receiving Internet,...
ARTiSAN to launch full SysML modelling capability in ARTiSAN Studio 6.2 at Embedded World 2007
At Embedded World 2007 (Hall 10, Stand 408), ARTiSAN Software Tools will launch ARTiSAN Studio 6.2 which will round-off ARTiSAN’s support for advanced OMG SysML™ with activity diagram enhancements and explicit parametric diagram support, in addition to ergonomic profile-based internal block diagram and block definition diagrams support. The ARTiSAN Studio 6.2 release will also focus on infrastructure improvements to assist deployment across m...
Texas Instruments Features the Latest Consumer Electronics Technologies Available Today, Highlights Technologies of Tomorrow
Continually expanding its efforts to drive innovation, creativity and invention, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) will showcase the latest products that are impacting modern lifestyles at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 8-11, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #8204.
TTI announces acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway
TTI, Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A; BRK.B) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement which will see the privately-held passives, connectors and electromechanical components distributor become part of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies. The acquisition will also include TTI’s subsidiary Mouser Electronics. The transaction is expected to complete by the end of Q1 2007 – terms have not been disclosed.
Innovative Silicon’s Z-RAM Receives IEEE Spectrum Magazine’s Winning Technology Endorsement
SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 04, 2007— Innovative Silicon Inc. (ISi), the developer of Z-RAM® high density memory intellectual property (IP), announces it has been profiled as a winner in the semiconductor category in IEEE Spectrum Magazine’s January 2007 issue. Each year the publication selects just five companies as “winners” and five others as “losers.”
NEW RANGE OF ORTHO-MODE TRANSDUCERS OFFERS HIGH ISOLATION
Waveguide manufacturer Link Microtek has introduced a new range of ortho-mode transducers (OMTs) that provide a high isolation of better than 40dB between the Tx and Rx ports. For applications requiring the highest performance, this value can be increased to over 100dB by integrating the OMT with an optional transmit rejection filter.
Zetex appoints Taiwan country manager
Zetex Semiconductors has made Tim Chen its Country Manager for Taiwan, with responsibility for local business development for the company’s broad portfolio of audio, DBS, LED lighting and power management solutions.
IDT OFFERS BROADEST FAMILY OF LOW POWER PCI EXPRESS SWITCHES OPTIMIZED FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE I/O CONNECTIVITY
IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.), announces the industry’s broadest range of PCI Express® (PCIe®) switches optimized to solve system I/O connectivity challenges. Now offering 10 PCIe switches, the IDT PRECISE™ family offers the lowest power consuming devices available in the market today and reduces the overall total cost of ownership by significantly minimizing system thermal management requirements.
Avago Technologies Ships 600 Millionth Optical Mouse Sensor
Avago Technologies today announced it has shipped its 600 millionth optical mouse sensor since the release of its first navigation sensor in 1999. Avago pioneered optical sensing for mouse technology and continues to be a trend setter in providing entry-level to next-generation optical and laser mouse sensors to all major LED and laser optical-mouse manufacturers worldwide. The company is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions f...