Handheld systems continue to do more. Two portable media players from aigo, as Beijing Huaqi Information Digital Technology Co. Ltd. is commonly known, support full broadcast resolution playback of RealVideo files. The aigo E898 and F965R also support a number of different audio formats, reducing compatibility issues. The Chinese company uses Analog Devices' Blackfin 52x family, partially because its power consumption goes down to 0.16 mW/MHz. Versatility is also a key design requirement in today's international marketplace, since file formats vary globally.
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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