Portable (Tablet, PMP, camcorder, …) News

Consumer Electronic WLAN-Enabled Unit Shipments to Surpass 419 Million by 2015
Jun 28, 2011 – Though the WLAN attach rate of stationary CE devices remains relatively low in comparison to their portable counterparts, the size of the combined WLAN-enabled CE markets will surpass 419 million units shipped by 2015, according to In-Stat.
News categories: In-Stat, Blu-ray, Camcorder, DVR, Gaming, Gateway, In-Car, Market Research, Mobile, Peripherals / Accessories, Portable, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Smart Home, Smart TV, Tablet

Nomadic Broadband Video Usage Expected to Close In On In-Home Usage by 2015
Jun 27, 2011 – By 2015, nomadic (fixed locations outside the home, such as coffee shops) broadband video users will reach 154 million nearing in-home users, according to a new report from The NPD Group.
News categories: NPD Group, Blu-ray, Digital TV, Market Research, Mobile, Portable, Smart TV, Streaming, Subscribers

Wi-Fi Direct-Enabled Digital Televisions Will Approach 80 Million by 2015
Jun 2, 2011 – The first applications to adopt Wi-Fi Direct include mobile PCs, mobile phones, and digital televisions (DTVs). The main display in most homes will be a key target and In-Stat forecasts that by 2015 nearly 80 million DTVs will be Wi-Fi Direct-enabled.
News categories: In-Stat, Blu-ray, Camcorder, Digital TV, DVD, Gaming, Market Research, Mobile, Peripherals / Accessories, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Tablet

InfoCom says Tablet PCs are changing the mobile TV experience
May 16, 2011 – The first Tablet TV services are appearing in several markets round the world, offered either free of charge or as paid add-ons by different kind of players: content providers, mobile operators and TV access providers.
News categories: InfoCom, Digital TV, Market Research, Mobile, Portable, Streaming, Tablet

Actions Semiconductor Expands Product Offering with the Introduction of New Series 28 Products
May 4, 2011 – Actions Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ACTS) has announced the introduction of its Series 28 product family. With a 1080p video engine and HDMI built-in, Series 28 allows users to enjoy HD content on a portable device, or through a television.
News categories: Actions Semi, ICs, Portable, Semiconductor, Tablet

TV Everywhere to reach over 80% of North American Pay-TV Subscribers in 2011
May 3, 2011 – By mid-2011, TV Everywhere services will be available to 81% of U.S. and Canadian pay-TV subscribers through their current service provider, according to a Parks Associates' report.
News categories: Parks Associates, Cable TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Mobile, North America, Portable, Satellite, Streaming

LG Electronics Licenses ARM Processor Technology to Drive Platform Strategy in Home and Mobile Markets
Apr 26, 2011 – ARM (LSE: ARM; Nasdaq: ARMH) has announced a new licensing agreement with LG Electronics (KSE: 066570.KS) that provides access to the high performance, low-power ARM® Cortex™ processor and ARM® Mali™ GPU families.
News categories: ARM, LG Electronics, Mobile, Portable, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Silicon IP, Smart TV

SARFT to buy 6 million CMMB terminals in 2011
Apr 20, 2011 – China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has said that China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) plans to purchase 6 million China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB) stand-alone terminals in 2011.
News categories: SARFT, China, Market Research, Mobile, Portable

SmarDTV MicroSD Card With Nagra Security Complies With New CEA Standard
Apr 11, 2011 – Nagra (SIX.KUD.S) in collaboration with its sister company SmarDTV, has announced that the SmarDTV microSD removable security card embedding the latest Nagra security system is now compliant with the newly introduced CEA-2040 standard.
News categories: SmarDTV, Nagra, CAM, Content Protection, Digital TV, Mobile, NABShow, Peripherals / Accessories, Portable, Tablet, USA