Intel unveiled the Intel Atom processor CE4100, the newest System-on-Chip (SoC) in a family of media processors designed to bring Internet content and services to digital TVs, DVD players and advanced set-top boxes.
Microsoft announced plans to release Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 3.0, which enables delivery of interactive, high-definition-quality Live Smooth Streaming, along with new tools to simplify the process of delivering online experiences with Microsoft Silverlight.
Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Harman International, Intel, Samsung Electronics and Xilinx announced the launch of AVnu Alliance. The Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to enhancing professional-quality audio/video by promoting emerging IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) networking standards for a broad range of markets including automotive, consumer electronics, and professional A/V. In addition to the Founders, Avid Technology, Marvell and Meyer Sound Laboratories have joined the AVnu Alliance as the first Promoters.
DivX and NEC Electronics announced a multi-year licensing agreement covering the integration of DivX Plus HD technology into NEC Electronics’ ‘Enhanced Multi-Media Architecture’ (EMMA).
Subscribers of SFR, France’s leading communications service provider, will enjoy real time multimedia applications, such as virtual office. Earlier this month SFR in collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks became the first to showcase such applications in France on a live 3G network with a 14 Mbps mobile broadband connection.
LG Electronics unveiled two new ultra-slim “full LED” LCD TVs in Seoul, the new 55-inch screens – models 55LH95 and 55LH93.
Adobe and HTC announced that the new HTC Hero is the first Android phone to ship with support for Adobe Flash Platform technology. The new phone delivers a more complete Web browsing experience and provides access to a broad variety of Flash technology based content available on the Web.
Opera unveiled Opera Unite, a new technology that shakes up the old client-server computing model of the Web. Opera Unite turns any computer into both a client and a server, allowing it to interact with and serve content to other computers directly across the Web, without the need for third-party servers.
Broadcom announced that its integrated BCM3549 digital TV (DTV) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution has been selected by LG Electronics for its new ‘Broadband HDTVs.’
Sun and Qualcomm announced the early-access release of Java Platform Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6) ported to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ARM-based processor. This release optimizes Java application performance and power management for Snapdragon-powered smartbooks.
NEC Electronics announced its new super-resolution application-specific standard product (ASSP), the µPD9280GM, that can reduce blurring that occurs when low-resolution images and video are expanded and displayed in 1920 x 1080-pixel high-definition (HD) monitors.
LG Display announced that it has succeeded in developing a Full HD 23-inch 3D LCD panel with enhanced brightness for monitors.
Epson established inkjet technology that enables the uniform deposition of organic material in the production of large-screen organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions.
LG Display announced that it has succeeded in developing the world’s thinnest 42- and 47-inch LCD TV panels.
BenQ LED projector GP1 offers PC-less, lamp-free LED display with USB reader.
Intel is investing $12 million to create a new research center that will explore advanced graphics and visual computing technologies. The Intel Visual Computing Institute is located at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. The investment, to be made over 5 years, represents Intel’s largest European university collaboration.
Fujitsu Microelectronics announced 2 new transcoder ICs that can convert between Full HD (1920dots x 1080lines) MPEG-2 video data and H.264 video data, as well as transcoding between audio formats while featuring a low power consumption of only 1.0Watt including the in-package memory.
Panasonic will start developing a professional 3D Full HD production system. The system, which will be the first of its kind in the industry, consists of a twin-lens P2 professional camera recorder and a 3D-compatible High Definition Plasma display.
Toshiba and IBM will demonstrate the High-Definition (HD) ON-AIR MAX Playout Server, Toshiba’s flash memory based video server, integrated with IBM’s Media Hub Framework, at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention in Las Vegas.
At the 2009 NAB Show, Adobe announced the extension of the Adobe Flash Platform to connected digital home devices with an optimized implementation of Flash technology that delivers high definition (HD) video and rich applications to Internet-connected televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and other devices in the digital living room.
The team of 21st century builders, engineers and historians tasked with recreating Leonardo daVinci’s inventions for the new Discovery Channel series DOING DAVINCI are using Autodesk Inventor 3D design and engineering software to virtually test the renowned inventor’s designs.
At the CTIA Wireless conference, Adobe and Texas Instruments (TI) announced a technology collaboration to optimize Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for the TI OMAP mobile applications platform.
NEC Electronics China, a subsidiary of NEC Electronics, and Shanghai RaisingSun Digital Video Technology, a software design house in China, have jointly developed NEC Electronics’ first reference design in China’s television market for digital televisions (DTVs) compliant with all of China’s DTV standards.
Getty Images and Flickr, a Yahoo service, announced the launch of the Flickr Collection, a creative imagery collection available exclusively on gettyimages.com for commercial licensing. With the debut of this first-of-its-kind collection, customers can access and license the photographs for which the Flickr community is known.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia’s only museum dedicated to modern art, has been working with EMC to digitize its collections as well as audio and video interviews with artists to make these and other information assets more easily and cost-efficiently accessible to arts communities, scholars, students and the general public in Australia and worldwide.