Nvidia has revealed the next-generation Tegra 4 processor for mobile devices at a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
This has quad core Cortex-A15 processors with a fifth, low power, core to save battery life when the device is not in use. 72 GeForce GPU cores boost graphics performance over Tegra 3. The chip also has 4G LTE modem of Nvidia’s design.
Many tech companies are working on to make gesture control more fun and interactive in different ways and Microchip Technology, U.S. based large semiconductor manufacturing firm, is one among them. It has recently developed world’s first low-power chip, MGC3130, for 3-D gesture control using electrical field to sense hand movements.
This will help to make a gesture interface that will be independent of camera and light sensors as it is using electric field, the use of which could be expanded to a large number of devices. Continue reading
Intel's Rosepoint integrating WiFi on mobile devices
Intel Corp. has revealed its 32nm system-on-chip (SoC) in International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this week. This small device, dubbed as Rosepoint, has dual-core Intel Atom Processor with a digital Wi-Fi radio. According to the company, this digital version can be miniaturized easily and is of low cost to be fitted in mobile devices. Continue reading
Samsung Electronics Co. gains Seoul trading after the loss of bid by Apple Inc. to block the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Phones and Tablets in US.
The company gained to the extent of 2.2% to 1.07 million won, before trading 1.5% higher at 10:53 am.
The U.S. District Court in San Jose, California ruled against Apple’s plea to ban the sale of Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computers in the country on December 3.
“It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed,” California district Judge Lucy Koh wrote. “Indeed, given the evidence Samsung presented, it seems likely that a major beneficiary of an injunction would be other smartphone manufacturers.” Continue reading
AT&T reported that it withdrew application to takeover T-mobile from the Federal Communications Commission. However, the company is planning to work on winning the antitrust lawsuit produced by the Department of Justice.
This statement of the charge came after the U.S. Justice Department challenged the takeover of T-Mobile USA by AT&T. From Bloomberg,
The Justice Department sued to block the transaction in August, saying a combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would eliminate one of four national U.S. wireless carriers and hamper competition. A person close to the transaction said this week that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski would ask commissioners to send the proposed takeover for a hearing before an agency judge.