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.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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