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Sharp Develops and Will Introduce New LCD Controller for Mobile Devices

Toshiba and Intel to Jointly Launch Tablet PC for Education

HP Completes Palm Acquisition

Corsair Launches Single Rank Ultra-High-Speed DDR3 DIMMs

Sharp Develops and Will Introduce New LCD Controller for Mobile Devices

Sharp has developed and will introduce the new LR388G9 LCD controller for mobile devices that enables simultaneous display on two different screens at half-XGA (480x1024) resolution, an industry first.

This chip features 32 Mbits of built-in video memory, an increase from the 16 Mbits of its predecessor. Combined with faster image processing speeds, it offers dual display capability to enable two different contents to be displayed at the same time on two separate LCD screens at the half-XGA resolution.

In addition, it enables full-HD video to be output to an externally connected LCD TV, video projector, or other similar device. Further, it features a high-speed serial interface (MDDI 1.2/MIPI) and a range of other interfaces such as those for cameras, SD memory cards, and IrSimple.


  • Model name: LR388G9
  • Applicable LCD panel size: 480 x 1024 pixels
  • Applicable LCD resolution: Half-XGA + Half-XGA
  • Colors: 24-bit
  • Video memory: 32Mbits built-in
  • LCD panel interfaces: RGB, SVDI, MIPI
  • Host interface: MDDI 1.0/1.2, MIPI, CPU parallel bus
  • External digital TV output: Full HD (1920x1080i @ 60 Hz, 1920x1080p @ 24 Hz, etc.)
  • Camera interfaces: MIPI, CMOS I/F (14000k pixels max.)
  • Package: WFBGA261-0808 (8 mm x 8 mm)
  • Sample price (tax included): JPY 2400 (~US$27)
  • Sample availability: July 5, 2010
  • Mass production launch: September 2010

Source: Sharp Corporation

Toshiba and Intel to Jointly Launch Tablet PC for Education

Toshiba and Intel announced that they will jointly commercialize an educational-use tablet PC designed to facilitate learning in compulsory education. Toshiba will launch the new CM1 tablet PC for educational use in the beginning of August, 2010 in the Japanese market.

The CM1 has been specially developed to be commercialized for educational purposes by Intel, which promotes ICT (Information and Communication Technology) education on a global basis, and by Toshiba, which has technologies and expertise for notebook PCs. The monitor rotates 180 degrees and has a touchscreen LCD that supports pen input. The CM1 connects with electronic blackboards and projectors wirelessly to enable students both to collaborate and present work. The PC also has a handle to make it easy to carry around at school.


  • Model, P/N: CM1, PACM112MNEE
  • OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Atom Processor N450 (1.66 GHz)
  • Chipset: Intel NM10 Express Chipset
  • Screen: 10.1-inch, pressure-sensitive, touchscreen LCD, 1366x768, power-saving LED backlight
  • HDD, RAM: 160GB, 2GB
  • Dimensions: 268 x 216 x 35.6~57.0 mm
  • Weight: 1.8kg
  • Other features: 100Base-TX/10Base-T, 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN, rotating webcam, stereo speakers, microphone, 2 USB ports, 1 RGB, handle

Source: Toshiba

HP Completes Palm Acquisition

HP announced it has completed its acquisition of Palm Inc. The combination gives HP headway into one of technology's fastest-growth segments with Palm's webOS platform and family of smartphones, plus a portfolio of intellectual property from the smartphone pioneer.

HP's global scale and financial strength plus Palm's webOS, as well as its acclaimed Pre and Pixi smartphone product lines, enhance HP's ability to participate more aggressively in the highly profitable, $100 billion smartphone and connected mobile device markets.

Under Jon Rubinstein, former Palm chairman and chief executive officer, the Palm global business unit will report to Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. Palm will be responsible for webOS software development and webOS based hardware products, from a robust smartphone roadmap to future slate PCs and netbooks.

Source: Palm

Corsair Launches Single Rank Ultra-High-Speed DDR3 DIMMs

Corsair announced the launch of Dominator GT GTX6 DDR3 memory, an ultra-high-speed PC3-21000 single-rank 1GB DDR3 DIMM. These modules are among the fastest available in the world today, and are designed for CPU and memory benchmarking as well as for world record attempts.

The GTX6 is tested on the Gigabyte P55A-UD5 motherboard with BIOS Revision F10 at a clock speed of 2625MHz. The specially selected Intel Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 CPUs are used to achieve these memory frequencies. While 2625MHz is the test specification for a single module, they have found in the lab that speeds as high as 2600MHz can typically be achieved when testing as a pair. For ultimate performance, using a CPU cooled using liquid nitrogen, they were able to hit 2976MHz.

Dominator GT GTX6 memory should be available at Corsair's web store. Due to the intensive screening involved, the availability of GTX6 memory is very limited. GTX6 modules are supplied with a limited lifetime warranty.

Source: Corsair

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