sobota, 21 października 2017 19:58
Apple plans on selling lower priced models with iPhone X features
According to a report published in China, Apple will be using some of the technology found in this year's Apple iPhone X on next year's models that are rumored to have code names of Lisbon and Hangzhou. The report says that Apple is concerned about its market share in China, and believes that by offering many iPhone X features in a lower priced phone, it can help it recapture market share in the country. Another website in Japan, Macotakara, expects the lower-end model would get a 10,000 yen ($90 USD) hair cut from this year's pricing. Next year's phones are all expected to include an OLED display, and the TrueDepth Camera. Face ID will also replace Touch ID on all 2018 Phone models next year.
więcej na: www.phonearena.com
sobota, 21 października 2017 16:00
Intel and Amazon partner on voice recognition tech
Intel and Amazon are partnering to combine the former's silicon and smarts with the latter's Alexa voice platform. The chipmaker has introduced the Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit to provide a "complete audio front-end solution for far-field voice control". The idea is that Intel has done the hard work of designing the mic arrays and voice systems and that all developers will need to do is write applications for them. It offers algorithms for echo cancellation and beam forming, wake words, an 8-mic array and the company's dual digital signal processor. The development kit is up for pre-order starting today for $399. And while that might be a little too expensive for a hobbyist developer, it isn't exorbitantly priced like some game console development kits.
więcej na: newsroom.intel.com
sobota, 21 października 2017 11:54
STMicroelectronics reveals compact contactless module with boostedNFC technology
STMicroelectronics is delivering the technology for easy and secure contactless transactions using the ever more popular wristbands or fashionwear like watches or jewelry. The market-unique ST53G System-in-Package solution combines the Company’s industry-leading expertise in Near Field Communication and secure-transaction chips. As consumers become increasingly comfortable with making secure transactions using their smart devices, traditional card manufacturers want to extend their offers into contactless wearable products for uses such as payments, ticketing, and access control. These can be difficult to implement within tight size and cost constraints, because conventional separate NFC-radio and security chips demand extra space and complicate design.
więcej na: www.st.com
sobota, 21 października 2017 08:07
Graphics card vendors upbeat about crytocurrency mining
As the values for some major cryptocurrencies continue rising and prolonging related graphics card demand, graphics card vendors, including Asustek Computer who was originally conservative about the mining trend, have been expanding their orders for Nvidia and AMD GPUs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Gigabyte Technology and MSI, TUL, Colorful and Galaxy Microsystems have all been aggressive about the cryptocurrency opportunity since the mining trend emerged, and they have seen dramatic growths in related businesses. Asustek only started to see benefits from the segmnet in the third quarter. Because of the quickly subsided cryptocurrency mining hype in 2013, some graphics card players were originally conservative about the development in 2017.
więcej na: www.digitimes.com
piątek, 20 października 2017 20:00
NXP unveils breakthrough innovations for payment cards
NXP Semiconductors N.V. debuted two significant technology breakthroughs at the largest fintech innovation event. The company will showcase its new contactless fingerprint-on-card solution while also demonstrating a new world benchmark for payment card transactions speeds. The fingerprint-on-card solution gives payment network operators and banks a secure, convenient and fast payment card option to consumers. Coupling dual interface cards with an integrated fingerprint sensor enables faster transactions without the need for end-users to enter a PIN number.
więcej na: media.nxp.com
piątek, 20 października 2017 18:05
Qualcomm joins China AI unicorn SenseTime to develop mobile AI
Qualcomm is to get together with China’s AI unicorn SenseTime to develop AI for mobile. ‘The companies expect to drive the popularity and development of on-device AI in areas such as innovative vision and camera-based image processing,’ says the announcement, ‘implementing AI on the mobile device provides a number of advantages over cloud-only implementations, enabling edge devices to provide reliable execution with or without a network connection. Additional benefits of on-device AI include real-time performance, privacy protection and enhanced reliability.’
więcej na: www.electronicsweekly.com