News – 2006.09.14 – Early Edition

  • Mitsubishi Electric Introduces 10 Gbps DWDM Transceiver Module
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (President and CEO: Setsuhiro Shimomura) announced today it has developed a 10 Gbps transceiver module for optical communication. This module is the first compact optical transceiver in the world to comply with the DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) system under the 10 Gbps Form-factor Pluggable Extended Multi-Source Agreement (XFP-E MSA), the industrial standard for 10 Gbps optical transceivers. Sample shipment will begin on October 1.
  • LG.Philips Creates World’s First TFT-LCD Panel for Mobile Phones
    LG.Philips LCD (NYSE:LPL) (KRX:034220), a leading innovator of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) technology, announced today that it has developed the industry’s first TFT-LCD panel for next-generation mobile phones.
  • STMicroelectronics Debuts PoP Memory System Solutions for Mobile Phones
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of non-volatile memory (NVM) for mobile phones, today announced the availability of memory solutions using Package-on-Package (PoP) technology – a packaging development that makes significant board space savings for the high-density memory and complex processor combinations typically employed in high-end handsets.
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  • Atmel Creates Second Generation VoIP Chip for Wi-Fi Based Phones
    Atmel(R) formally announced today its second generation Voice over IP (VoIP) chip, designed for 802.11a/g wireless VoIP applications. The AT76C902 runs the VoIP Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) stack, uCLinux(TM) operating system software, and firmware enabling 802.11a/g (Wi-Fi(R)) and voice compression and decompression all on a single chip. The AT76C902 consists of an ARM946(TM) processor for VoIP call control, authentication and signaling functions, and two subsystems – an ARM7(TM) and 802.11a/g Media Access Controller (MAC) that implements the 802.11a/g protocols, and a TEAK TeakDSPCore(TM) and integrated voice codec for voice processing functions.
  • Energi, Barric Enter Contract Electronics Manufacturer Partnership
    Technology marketing specialists Energi have won a contract to provide future marketing services to UK electronics manufacturer Barric. Energi will be helping to grow Barric’s worldwide customer base and will be advising on all aspects of marketing, including branding, web design, advertising, internet marketing, sales training and press relations.
  • Real-Time Broadcast MPEG Encoder Market Moving to H.264
    The market for real-time broadcast MPEG encoders is moving to H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC Part 10), mainly in the satellite and telco TV delivery platforms today, but the switch will extend to all segments of the MPEG encoder market, reports In-Stat. The need to repurpose content for multiple screens is also driving encoder shipments, the high-tech market research firm says. For example, content that is distributed in MPEG-2 may be decoded, and then re-encoded to H.264 in a mobile video system.
  • Cellular Modem Shipments to Exceed 5 Million Units Annually
    The cellular modem market has taken many years to develop, but by the end of this year it will reach a notable milestone, with annual shipments to exceed 5 million units, reports In-Stat. This market got a boost from embedded cellular modems in laptop computers, a class of modem only introduced toward the end of last year, the high-tech market research firm says. Embedded cellular modems should account for more than 10% of total modem shipments in 2006.