By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
LAS VEGAS – Intel continued its drive into the smartphone, tablet and Ultrabook markets at CES today.
Intel unveiled its “Lexington” Atom processor for smartphones, the 7-watt Intel Core Z2760 processor for Ultrabook convertibles and its fourth generation Intel Core processors, formerly codenamed Haswell. Company executives also showed off a new 22nanometer quad core Atom system-on-a-chip processor that will be in products by the 2013 holiday season.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Las Vegas – Hewlett Packard introduced two new Sleekbooks along with several new PC monitors here this week.
The new Sleekbooks are based on a 15.6-inch display and will come in a touchscreen and non-touchscreen versions, said Kevin Wentzel, HP’s technical marketing manager.
Sleekbooks are laptops that don’t quite meet Intel’s specifications to be labeled an Ultrabook, but are much less expensive enabling HP to reach a larger audience.
Las Vegas –D-Link will introduce two new routers at International CES.
The Gaming Router 5500L and the SharePort Go Plus travel router.
The Gaming Router 5500L, $269, has a Gigabit AC data transfer speed of up to 1.3GB per second in 802.11AC with another 450MB per second in 802.11N mode. The router features intelligent bandwidth allocation and comes with access to mydlink Cloud services.
LAS VEGAS — Amped Wireless will exhibit at International CES its line of long-range Wi-Fi solutions for mobile devices, gaming, digital entertainment, personal computing and networking, in booth 35506.
The product line includes the RTA15 high-power dual-band AC 700mW Wi-Fi router, the REA20 high-power dual-band AC 700mW Wi-Fi range extender and the ACA1 high-power dual-band AC Wi-Fi USB adapter. All products feature the latest 802.11ac wireless technology, new high-power amplifiers and high gain antennas for unprecedented Wi-Fi performance and range.
Lockbourne, Ohio — StarTech.com, a manufacturer of connectivity parts, said it is now shipping its wireless HD extender kit.
The kit lets users wirelessly transmit 1080p video and 7.1 digital audio from an HDMI source device to an HD display or projector up to 100 feet away. It comes with a WHDI-compliant wireless HD transmitter unit and receiver unit, and an IR remote control.
Suggested retail is $329.
Seoul, Korea - LG Electronics (LG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based Pecan Street Inc. to participate in a smart grid demonstration project in Austin, Texas.
As part of Pecan Street’s Industry Advisory Council, LG will contribute its expertise to this unique research of smart homes, energy management and consumer electronics, until 2015. The company’s primary focus will be on the development of effective home energy management systems.
Cupertino, Calif. – Trend Micro has released a report on the top Internet-security trends for consumers and businesses for 2013.
Leading the pack is the high volumne of malware targeted at Android apps. Trend Micro is expecting more than 1 million such pieces of malware to be released next year. Helping expand the cybercriminals activity is Android’s increasing popularity, which gives scammers more reason to attack the operating system.
Bedminister, N.J. – Verizon Wireless launched a 4G LTE version of Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Camera, which is available from AT&T with 4G HSPA+ cellular-data technology.
The camera, said to be the world’s first LTE-equipped camera, enables users to shoot, edit and share pictures and videos wirelessly through Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or e-mail without connecting to a laptop or PC.
New York – The graphics chip market decreased 5.2 percent in the third quarter, although Nvidia still managed to boost its market share during the period.
A study conducted by Jon Peddie Research stated that about 120 million graphics processing units (GPUs) shipped during the third quarter, down from the 138.5 million that shipped during the same period last year. Peddie blamed the decrease on the increasing popularity of tablets, which do not use the chips, and the continuing worldwide recession with limited computer sales.
New York – Low pricing will help keep consumer electronic market revenue for manufacturers just barely above water for 2012, according to IHS iSuppli.
Jordan Selburn, senior principal analyst for consumer platforms, is forecasting a 1.4 percent increase in sales this year by OEMs as these companies zero-in on attracting customers with low-ball pricing.