QuickLogic’s New Partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Brings Big Benefits

Recently QuickLogic announced that it has joined a cadre of industry leaders in partnering with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for its FDXcelerator™ Program.  (Other members of this program include key technology companies such as Amkor Technology, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Synopsys, Amkor Technology, ASE Group, Infosys, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Sasken, Sonics and Cadence.)  The partners will together provide a suite […]

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Why an OEM Would Use a Bridge Chip (and Why They Wouldn’t)

Upon seeing the ArcticLink III VX RGB->LVDS demo at the recent Linley conference, a very astute attendee asked me ‘why do some OEMs use bridge chips and some don’t?’ This was a very good question, and one we’ve gotten before.  Accordingly, it makes good blog fodder, so here we go… From the outset, this would […]

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On MHL and HDMI: How Do VEE and DPO Fit?

QuickLogic’s new ArcticLink III VX devices, revealed last December, features LVDS, MIPI, and RGB interfaces.  Combined with our legacy ArcticLink II VX products with MDDI and RGB, we think we’ve got the interface needs of tablet and smartphone OEMs locked up for the foreseeable future. When we say this, people do ask us: why not […]

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Smartphone ‘Injustices’

www.gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/7-worst-smartphone-injustices-how-fight-them-523772 Read this article yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised to see battery life as the top ‘injustice’ of smartphones. Now, ‘injustice’ is a very strong word, but I do agree with the authors assertion that battery life is horrible on smartphones However, are removable batteries the way to fight that?  Let’s get real—how many of […]

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One More For the Road…

…so I may have been a bit premature when I said it was the last blog of 2011 in my last entry… Before the break, I wanted to quickly give our readers a summarized list of questions we’ve gotten regarding the ArcticLink III VX in the last month or so of press and investor interviews.    […]

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Pico’s: Why Our Dual Output ArcticLink III VX6 Matters

Whether in our earnings calls, or here on HotSpots, we’ve talked a lot about pico projectors in the last few months. Well…as much as we’ve only recently externally talked about them, they’ve been a hot topic internally here for quite some time.  So much so, in fact, that we dedicated 2 of the 13 devices […]

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Display Interfaces; What’s Popular Where, and Why We Chose What We Chose

Hopefully our readers have had a chance to digest everything so far on the ArcticLink III VX.  We’re going to do our best to continue to bring you information as we approach the end of the year. Today’s subject is interfaces, and why we chose what we chose. According to our internal market research and […]

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For Those Who Have Yet to Handle a Pantech Phone…

Our web Jedi/graphics guru Kazu has published a new video blog talking about the Smart Eco radio button on the Pantech tablet phone, showing how VEE and DPO can be implemented. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9W0E4qBUbw&hd=1 Continued apologies for the narrator. […]

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A Few Random Items

Happy (belated) Halloween from QuickLogic.  As you recover from the hoards of freeloading kids in search of sugary goodness, a few random items and thoughts for today: (1)    So…battery life is important to users? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/iphoneios-5-battery-saver-tips/15712 http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1738691 http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/19/tech/mobile/iphone-4s-problems/index.html http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_19234280 (2)    CES We’ve been asked, and yes, we will be at CES this year.  More information will […]

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