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Archive for 2011

 

E3 Microsoft XBOX 360 Kinect, The Best BlackBerry Ever, Tango the iPhone App

Microsoft heavily promoted the Kinect XBOX 360 games today at E3. Developers have had a another year to generate new uses, and it shows in the latest line-up of games.

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Renesas doubles USB 3.0 Host production, USB & DDR Jobs at Synopsys

After shipping 30 Million USB 3.0 Host chips, Renesas says:

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DisplayLink USB 3.0 to Dual Display Chip ready to order

DisplayLink now has the worlds first & only USB 3.0 to Dual Display Video Chip available for OEMs. 

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Certified USB 3.0 Host IP from Synopsys

Synopsys, the only IP company with Certified Host & Device IP

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USB 3.0 in PC Chipsets–4 Ports, Fastest SSDs

Some leaked slides on a Chinese website showing a PC Chipset with 10 USB 2.0 ports and 4 USB 3.0 ports.   Now you might ask, why only 4 USB 3.0 ports?

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USB 3.0 in PC Chipsets–4 Ports, Fastest SSDs

Some leaked slides on a Chinese website showing a PC Chipset with 10 USB 2.0 ports and 4 USB 3.0 ports.   Now you might ask, why only 4 USB 3.0 ports?

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Apple’s Leadership in Mobile Computer (long before the iPad 2)

iSuppli predicts that Apple will become the world’s top consumer of semiconductor chips in 2012. 

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USB 3.0 in PC Chipsets

The Innovator that invented USB announced at IDF Beijing today that PC chipsets in 2012 will have USB 3.0 fully-integrated.   The Innovator has been shipping a few motherboards with the NEC Host chip, but in 2012, the chips supporting the latest processors will include USB 3.0.

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Apple’s USB 3.0 DisplayPort Patent, Radiation, Cell Phones, and Bananas

Patently Apple reports today that Apple has applied for a patent on a combined USB 3.0 and DisplayPort connector.

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Apple's iPad 2 Performance

The iPad 2 launched internationally today.  In the U.S. the Apple store has a wait time of 4-5 weeks at the Apple Store.

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