MUNICH — Joseph Borel, ancien vice-président exécutif Recherche et Développement de STMicroelectronics NV (ST), a proposé que les trois plus grands fabricants de semi-conducteurs européens, NXP, ST et Infineon Technologies, se consolident en une seule société de puces européenne. Un rapport de 12 pages a été envoyé au Sénat puis transféré au Cabinet de Nicolas Sarkozy.

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As security camera system designers move from aging CCTV to high-quality Internet Protocol (IP) networks, they are challenged with keeping overall system costs down, increasing image quality and reducing camera design complexity and implementation time. Recognizing these challenges, today Texas Instruments Incorporated and Aptina Imaging, a division of Micron Technology Inc., announced that they are offering the DM355IPNC-MT5 high-definition (HD) IP network camera reference design based on TI‚s DaVinci˙ TMS320DM355 digital media processor and Aptina‚s 5-megapixel HD security image sensor. With an electronic bill of materials (eBOM) costs of less than $40, video surveillance providers can now add these cameras to their existing systems – at the cost of a traditional analog video camera – and gain the flexibility to upgrade to an IP-based, HD network camera when ready. For more information, see www.ti.com/ipnetcampr.