Increasingly, TV is being augmented by entertainment pulled from the Internet and other media sources. Internet Media Tablets from Archos let consumers explore and navigate the Internet, then switch to TV or other media, displaying all video on a high-resolution 5-inch screen. The tablets have 60 to 250 Gbytes of memory and both Wi-Fi and 3.5G-ready cellular links. The Archos 5 and its larger Archos 7 both employ Texas Instruments' OMAP 3 processor. This chip includes a 600 MHz superscalar ARM Cortex-A8 processor and TI's video digital signal processor. Battery life ranges up to seven hours for video and 22 hours for audio playback.
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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