Wolfson Microelectronics plc (www.wolfsonmicro.com) is returning to its roots. Aiming at the mobile phone market, its WM8753L chip's stereo analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters address the trend to multimedia phones. A combined PCM/hi-fi codec keeps power consumption low, operating at less than 7 mW for stereo playback and 6 mW for PCM operation. Tone control and bass boost are also on the WM8753L.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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