Saturday, October 25th, 2014

September 9, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Renesas Showed off their latest USB functions with a pair of chips that enable the USB 3.0 power delivery function. They also showed some production samples of the new type-c connector for the power delivery. The power deliver controller (uPD720250) supports up to 100W (5A at 20V) power [...]

September 2014 – IK Multimedia released their product the iRig Pads to the marketplace today. The product is a complete portable MIDI groove controller that works with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch mobile devices as well as Mac and PC. It is targeted at the mobile electronic music producers and allows them to make beats, [...]

September 9, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—The USB promoter group described their efforts on new specification implementations. Now a single cable can deliver high bandwidth and power through a single cable. A new unpolarized connector is smaller than the past type-A connectors and more robust than the mini-connectors currently in phones and mobile devices. [...]

September 2014 – At the HP workstation briefing in Ft Collins, CO they were showing off the latest version of the professional displays, plus some prototype that have in progress in R&D. The kickoff of the briefing on displays was done by Ann Lai – Director of the Commercial Business Segment for the Displays Business [...]

September 2014 – HP introduced a refresh on their market leading Z series workstations. The full product line – the 4XX, 6XX, and 8XX desktop/rack mount workstations have all been updated to support the new E5-1600/2600 Gen 3 processors and chipsets. The ZBook line has been updated to support the Gen4 i5 and i7 processors. [...]

August 2014 – The diversity of applications in the marketplace for the Internet of Things (IoT) has caused the development world to start from multiple places in order to bring products in the space to market. Companies are starting at the cloud level, app level, sensor level, communication level and processor level to build a [...]

August 2014 – In an update from Cryptography Research, a division of Rambus we had a chance to sit down with their development team and the President & Chief Scientist Paul Kocher about their next generation Hard IP solution for playout content protection. The solution is being targeted not only to the telcos and cable/satellite [...]

August 2014 – Following the launch of the AMD Firepro W9100 at NAB and the W8100 at Infocomm, AMD has now released the full line of the redesigned and re-architected professional series graphics cards. The W8100 and W9100 are high end cards for the content creation and 3D design world with both the highest performance [...]

August 2014 – At the Computer History Museum in Mt View, CA, Micron sponsored a celebration of the innovation and energy of Silicon Valley with a gallery showing and presentation of the images from Fearless Genius. The book chronicles the inner workings of some iconic businesses in the Silicon Valley between 1985 and 2000. These [...]

August 2014 – Fathom Events which is bet known for live theater and musical performances shown on the large screen in cinema format, continued the summer extravaganza from SyFy network Sharknado with a viewing of Sharknado 2 in 650 theaters across the US in a single night viewing. At the local cinema there were high [...]