Set-Top Box Revenue Posts Best Year Ever in 2013

London —Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history in 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled $20.3 billion, up 3 percent from $19.6 billion in 2012, as…

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RFMW Stocks TriQuint High Linearity DVGA

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TQC9305, a 0.7 to 3.6GHz Digitally controlled, Variable Gain Amplifier (DVGA) from TriQuint. The TQC9305 features a shutdown pin function for TDD applications and offers 40dBm OIP3 for linear operation. The integrated attenuator has 31dB range in 1dB steps. The TQC9305 comes internally matched, eliminating the need for external matching components. Suited…

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Nest Nurtures New IoT Protocol

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Even before its $3.2 billion acquisition by Google, Nest Labs was quietly building into all its products a low-power mesh networking protocol. Now it hopes to make it an industry standard, called Thread, for home automation devices. A handful of chip and system makers, including ARM, Freescale, Silicon Labs, and Samsung,…

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Capacitive Touch Controller Tags Forecast to Drop

Seoul, South Korea  – Pricing for capacitive touch controller ICs is expected to fall due to growing competition from Chinese-Taiwanese suppliers, but this should not impact the market’s positive growth trend, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The capacitive touch controller IC market is forecast to reach about $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of nearly 50…

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Smartphone Apps Processor Revenue Reached $4.7B in Q1 2014

Boston, Mass. — The global smartphone applications processor market registered an impressive 25 percent year-over-year growth to reach $4.7 billion in Q1 2014, according to Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service report, “Smartphone Apps Processor Market Share Q1 2014: Qualcomm, Apple and MediaTek Capture Over 80 Percent Revenue Share.” Click here for the report: http://bit.ly/1tJgdLk Based on Strategy…

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Newark element14 Stocks New Raspberry Pi B+ Board

London, UK – Launched today, the new Raspberry Pi B+ board, which marks the first significant change to the multi-million selling credit card-sized computer, is available to buy immediately through element14. Priced at $35, the new board offers more sensors and accessories than ever before, enabling users to build bigger and better projects. Advanced power management and…

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Honeywell Five-Year Plan Calls For Double-Digit Growth

Morris Township, N.J.,  — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Chairman and CEO Dave Cote introduces the company’s ambitious new Five-Year Plan for 2014 to 2018 with expectations of $46-51 billion in revenue and 18.5-20% operating margins by 2018. In the video from Honeywell’s Annual Investor Conference, Cote covers the most important facets of Honeywell’s plan: To view the multimedia assets associated…

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