The Archos 604 provides video performance across multiple coding standards and has one of the brightest screens in the industry with more than 16 million colors. Texas Instruments' DaVinci technology-based media processor provides the audio, video, imaging and system control functionality for the Portable Media Player (PMP), while offering reduced power consumption. The dual-core processor consists of an ARM9 and TMS320C64x+ Digital Signal Processor (DSP) core plus video/imaging co-processors. The unit's media processing peripherals include a high-speed USB 2.0, a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) interface, on-screen display capabilities and a liquid crystal display (LCD) interface.
In a move that strengthens its 3D design business, Stratasys continued a 15-month buying spree this week by announcing its plan to acquire GrabCAD, a provider of a cloud-based collaboration environment for engineers.
Many diverse markets take advantage of semiconductor IP; so many that no one can recite the entire list without leaving off several. So why do we track all the vertical markets? They all have a unique set of requirements and value attributes differently. One major vertical market segment is automotive.
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