News – 2007.01.09 – Early Edition

  • QNX, Gracenote Showcase In-car Music Navigation, Playlisting
    QNX Software Systems, the leading OS provider for the in-car infotainment market, and Gracenote, a global leader in digital entertainment technology and content, will demonstrate the latest technologies for navigating and automating the playback of music content on portable and low-end consumer devices connected to a car entertainment system.
  • Somos Stereolithography Resins Enables Fluid Motion for Robotic Spiders
    For the past three years, Ken Rinaldo, Associate Professor of Art in The Ohio State University’s Art and Technology program has been working on a design to create a new method of robotic movement. With a commission from the Lifelike AV Festival 06 England (an electronics arts festival in the United Kingdom) and collaboration with Matt Howard and Ross Baldwin (two former students of Rinaldo) the series premiered this March in Lifelike 06 in Sunderland England.
  • Microsoft, Clear Channel Radio to Build HD Digital Radio Highway
    Microsoft Corp. and Clear Channel Radio announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2007 that they have executed a collaborative agreement to build a nationwide data delivery service using HD Radio technology, providing personalized and localized content to a variety of HD Radio receivers.
  • Download Embedded Development Software from microchipDIRECT
    Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced that its microchipDIRECT e-commerce Web site now provides a “software for sale” download capability. Engineers can purchase Microchip’s embedded-development software quickly and easily. The first Microchip products being offered through this service are the popular MPLAB(R) C18 and MPLAB C30 C compilers.
  • Matrox Graphics Introduces Multi-Display DualHead2Go Digital Edition
    Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of professional graphics solutions, announces the DualHead2Go Digital Edition featuring digital outputs. The latest addition to the Graphics eXpansion Module (GXM) line, this external multi-display upgrade device connects to the VGA output of compatible notebook or desktop computers and, through patent pending technology, uniquely expands the desktop across two digital displays. DualHead2Go Digital Edition also enables support for high resolution panels, offering a stretched desktop of up to 3840×1200 (or dual 1920×1200(1)) across two displays.
  • Ambarella A2 HD Camcorder on a Chip Powers Samsung HD Camcorders
    Ambarella, Inc., the leader in low-power, high- definition video compression and image-processing semiconductors, announced that Samsung Electronic Corp., a leading manufacturer of consumer electronic (CE) products, has selected the Ambarella A2 “HD Camcorder on a Chip”(TM) platform to enable its new line of Camcorders. The high quality, low power and high integration of the Ambarella A2 processor enables the design of smaller HD camcorders with increased picture quality.
  • Harmonic Adopts Ambarella A2 Encoder Platform for HD H.264 Compression
    Ambarella, Inc., the leader in high definition (HD) video compression semiconductors, announced that Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT), a leading provider of digital video and broadband access solutions to cable, satellite, telecom and terrestrial operators worldwide, selected the Ambarella A2 Encoder platform for its DiviCom(R) Electra(TM) MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) HD and SD encoders. The Ambarella A2 processor can encode full 1080ix1920 resolution HD in a single chip and enables the design of broadcast encoders with increased picture quality while the low power and high integration allows a reduced form factor and power consumption.
  • Ambarella Unveils Second-Generation Low-Power Platform for HD, H.264
    Ambarella, Inc., the leader in low-power, high- definition video compression and image processing semiconductors, announced its second-generation low-power A2 platform targeted at high-definition (HD) camcorder, HD capable Hybrid Digital Cameras and H.264/AVC encoding applications.
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