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smartclip and Toshiba Launch Smart TV Partnership
Jan 22 15
smartclip announced a new partnership with Toshiba. As a technology and marketing platform for digital video advertising, smartclip secures the European advertising rights for this Japanese company's Smart TV platform, continuing to expand its advertising inventory in the smart TV and addressable TV domains. As a partner to Toshiba, smartclip will deliver digital video campaigns on the home screens of Toshiba devices throughout Europe: it is now possible for brand manufacturers to place their advertising formats on the highly visible home screen menu. Together with this additional smart TV inventory, advertisers and agencies can now access addressable TV inventory programmatically through smartclip's proprietary private video exchange, the SmartX Platform, to address their target audiences even more efficiently across all screens. This programmatic access, for the first time, finally makes it possible to book advertising formats dynamically and in real-time on both smart TV platforms and in addressable TV. In its smart TV monetization, smartclip constantly evolves its holistic approach of delivering digital, ad-server based video advertising across all screens independent of the technology used to supply the content.
NEC Corporation Chooses FFSATM Flexible Custom LSI Solution of Toshiba Corporation
Jan 19 15
Toshiba Corporation announced that NEC Corporation having previously chosen the Toshiba FFSATM (Fit Fast Structured Array) flexible custom LSI solution, has now moved to the commercial production phase of its iPASOLINKTM high capacity microwave communication equipment for mobile networks, utilizing this innovative solution. NEC has adopted FFSATM for its water-resistant, durable, compact microwave system iPASOLINKTM AOR (All Outdoor Radio) and will expand the adoption of FFSATM to other iPASOLINKTM systems. By changing from conventional FPGAs to a FFSATM, NEC was able to achieve high performance with low-power consumption, as well as a timely product launch to address the needs of the quickly growing mobile network. FFSATM supports various types of SerDes protocols for wired and wireless networking, as well as storage and consumer applications.
Toshiba Opens Healthcare Technology Center in Japan
Jan 12 15
Toshiba Corporation has opened a Healthcare Technology Center in the Komukai Complex in Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. The center is established for the purpose of expanding the healthcare business under the medium-term management plan, and will serve as a base for the development of next-generation products as well as R&D of differentiating technologies on mid- and long-term basis. Toshiba will spend JPY 50 billion on R&D in the healthcare business in fiscal year 2016, which is 30% more than this year. Additionally, the company will increase the number of employees engaged in the healthcare R&D in Japan and overseas, including the staff at the Healthcare Technology Center, by about 20% from around 3,000 to around 3,800 in fiscal year 2016. At the Healthcare Technology Center, Toshiba will develop services that make use of genomic analysis and biological sensors, which the company regards as a new healthcare business. In addition, the company will promote R&D of the next-generation sensing technology and differentiating technology including big data analysis that constitute the basis for such services to accelerate creation of services as well as for the next generation products. From among the development plans for diagnostic imaging systems such as MRI and ultrasound systems being worked on by Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC), Toshiba will choose projects which is expected to produce a number of benefits through collaboration with Corporate R&D Center, universities, and research institutes in the Tokyo metropolitan area, with the aim to introduce a product promptly to the market.
Toshiba Corporation Launches First NFC Built-in SDHC Memory Card
Jan 8 15
Toshiba Corporation announced the launch of the first SDHC memory card with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) functions. Sales of the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB cards will start from February 2015. The new cards will be featured at 2015 International CES, in Las Vegas, U.S.A., from January 6 to January 9.
Toshiba Corporation Launches 12-Watt Receiver IC
Jan 6 15
Toshiba Corporation introduced it's new IC enabling wireless mobile device charging. The TC7765WBG wireless power receiver controller IC effectively manages the 12-watt power transfer necessary for wireless charging of tablet devices. Compatible with the Qi low-power specification version 1.1 defined by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the new IC delivers a user experience comparable to that of conventional wired charging for tablets, as well as smartphones and other portable devices. TAEC will demonstrate the new receiver IC at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ABI Research1 forecasts that the installed base of mobile devices tablets, smartphones, wearables, notebooks and basic mobile phones will reach 8 billion by 2019. This will, in turn, create a huge installed base for rechargeable batteries and charging solutions, including wireless solutions enabled by the Toshiba controller IC portfolio. The TC7765WBG wireless power receiver controller IC is built with Toshiba's mixed-signal process using a high-performance MOSFET design that maximizes power efficiency and thermal performance. The IC combines modulation and control circuitry with a rectifier power pickup, I2C interface and circuit protection functions. Compliance with the Foreign Object Detection (FOD) aspect of the Qi specification prevents heating of any metal objects in the path of wireless power transfer between the receiver and the transmitter. The 12W receiver IC is designed in the same size package as Toshiba's 5W wireless power receiver controller TC7763WBG, a compact WCSP-28 2.4mm x 3.67mm x 0.5mm package â “ further facilitating design-in and contributing to the new chipset's backward compatibility with the lower-power receiver IC. Combining the TC7765WBG with a copper coil, charging IC and peripheral components creates a wireless power receiver. Joining the receiver with a Qi-compliant wireless power transmitter containing a Toshiba wireless power transmitter IC (such as TB6865AFG Enhanced version) forms a complete wireless power charging solution. Samples of the TC7765WBG wireless power receiver IC will be available at the end of this month, with mass production set to begin in Second Quarter 2015.