MediaTek Chipset Enables Crystal-Clear Audio

MediaTek announced the availability of the MT2533D, a highly integrated chipset for smart, connected headphones, headsets, earpieces and hands-free systems, at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Although designed for wireless headphones and in-vehicle hands-free systems, the MT2533D chipset also can be used in stand-alone sports headsets or travel earpieces thanks to local MP3 playback,…

Cypress Demos Direct USB-C to HDMI Cable

San Jose, Calif. – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. claims the industry’s first complete solution for USB-C to native HDMI connections without adapters or converters. Based on Cypress EZ-PD USB-C controllers, the solution allows next-generation laptops, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other HDMI-enabled sources with USB-C connectors to connect directly to HDMI-enabled displays, including HD and 4K televisions,…

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7 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

Forecasting is still alive and well in spite of the U.S. presidential election’s outcome. Pundits claim the 2016 election was unprecedented. Businesses are hoping the same will be said about 2017’s technology market. Trends don’t necessarily guarantee market success, but as IHS Markit points out, they do impact business and consumer behavior. While 2016 was generally flat for…

6-Axis IMU Speeds Up Time to Market

San Jose, Calif. – InvenSense, Inc., a provider of MEMS sensor platform solutions, launched the ICM-20648, a 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) with an advanced software stack for wrist-worn wearable devices. The ICM-20648 includes InvenSense’s 6-axis integrated MEMS (3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope) motion sensors and digital motion processor (DMP) blocks for lower power sensor…

How to Reduce Defects in the Automotive Supply Chain

The automotive industry and its robust and complicated supply chain is constantly striving to reduce defective parts per million (DPPM). With autonomous vehicles entering mainstream markets over the next decade, the quality requirements for many automotive electronic systems are increasing rapidly, and suppliers have been required to shift from DPPM to DPPB (defective parts per…

General Cable Fined $82.3M for Supply Chain Accounting Errors, Bribery Acts

General Cable Corp. has agreed to pay more than $80 million in penalties to the U.S. government in settlement of charges related to inventory and accounting misstatements in Brazil and allegations it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act over a period of 12 years when it made “improper payments” to government officials in several African…