Friday, April 29, 2011
Mobile Compassing Gets New Push from STMicroelectronics’ Power- and Space-Saving Geo-Magnetic Modules
The integration of high-performance motion and magnetic2 sensing, coupled with superior stability over time and temperature, makes ST’s newest digital-compass device particularly suitable for applications such as location-based services, pedestrian dead reckoning, map/display orientation, and direction finding. IHS iSuppli, a leading market research firm, expects the digital compass market to grow at a CAGR of 25%, from $208 million in 2010 up to $638 million in 2015.
Posted by developer at 8:59 AM
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Geneva, April 28, 2011 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced a highly integrated device enabling wireless infrastructure equipment makers to meet the demand for more flexible and compact next-generation mobile network basestations, and at lower cost. The STW82100B series will also be used in equipment such as RF (radio-frequency) instrumentation and general wireless-infrastructure applications.
Demand for broadband services is driving the fastest growth ever seen in the mobile communications industry. Mobile network operators are quickly rolling out faster (HSPA/HSPA+) services offering data rates at 14.4Mbit/s and above. Commitment to the higher-speed next-generation standard 3GPP-LTE is growing more quickly still. Infonetics Research sees market for LTE infrastructure, which requires several types of basestations, exceeding $11bn by 2014.
Posted by developer at 8:56 AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
New MEMS Microphones from STMicroelectronics Enhance Audio Experience in Mobile Phones and Portable Computers
According to iSuppli, the market for MEMS microphones for consumer electronics and mobile handsets is forecast to grow revenue at a CAGR of 24% between 2009 and 2014. The driving factors include the breakthrough in the use of noise suppression requiring multiple microphones, as well as adoption in new consumer applications beyond handsets and laptops, such as slate tablets and gaming.
ST’s MEMS microphones use best-in-class acoustic sensor technology jointly developed with OMRON 2 that is inherently less susceptible to mechanical vibration, temperature variations and electromagnetic interference, while providing high-fidelity reproduction of audio signals. Integrating ST’s electronic control circuit and OMRON’s micro-machined sensor in a single package, the microphones deliver superb audio performance at lower power consumption than traditional condenser (ECM) microphones. This optimized power consumption ensures longer battery life in portable devices for an extended user experience.