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Cypress USB controllers stretch from NY to LA and back again

How far would half a billion USB controllers stretch if laid end-to-end? Try from NY City to Los Angeles and back again. That is how many USB controllers Cypress has shipped since their inception of the USB controller product line in 1997. Fueled by growing consumer demand in USB-enabled applications such as mice, keyboards, hubs, media and video players, mobile phones, mass storage (external hard disk drives & enclosures), set top boxes, photo printers and video capture peripherals, Cypress shipped over 130 million USB controllers in 2005, the most in its history, and is already approaching 600 million units shipped from inception to date. This press release in conjunction with our recent article about USB devices reaching 2.8 billion units by 2010 means GetUSB.info we’ll be busy for a while… Continue Reading

Take global control of company flash drives

Press Release GetUSB.info Summary: mSystems introduces enterpriese software to manage all your company’s flash drives. Through an mTrust server the IT department can enforce and control the devices on a global scale. The flash drive must have mTrust Manager software on the flash drive which empowers management to control the flash drive both inside the network and outside the network. Continue Reading

Cypress releases first “Infotainment” USB host controller

Cypress Semiconductor introduces the world’s first Infotainment USB Host/Peripheral controller. The EZ-Host is targeted to the automotive industry to make communication between car and GPS, MP3 players, mobile handsets and in-vehicle radios as easy as a USB port. The EZ-Host is a 16-bit RISC microcontroller with 2 configurable SIEs and one configurable I/O block. Continue Reading

Connect monitors via USB for high-performance graphics

Press Release from Newnham Research GetUSB Summary: Newnham uses a proprietary lossless graphics transport format that converts the pixel signal to be transferred via USB then renders the signal pack into pixels to be viewed. The driving force for the product is to make adding monitors to PCs and laptops quick and easy, like any other USB device. Innovative USB NIVO Connects Monitors to PCs using USB 2.0 with Real-Time, Highly Interactive User Experience; Company Announces Kensington Design Win Continue Reading

Micron Tech to acquire Lexar Media

Press Release BOISE, Idaho, and FREMONT, Calif., March 8, 2006 – Micron Technology, Inc., (NYSE: MU) and Lexar Media, Inc., (Nasdaq: LEXR) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Micron to acquire Lexar in a stock-for-stock merger. Under terms of the agreement, each outstanding common share of Lexar will receive 0.5625 shares of Micron stock. Micron anticipates issuing shares in exchange for 81.6 million Lexar shares outstanding. Additional Micron shares will be issued upon the exercise of assumed stock options. Continue Reading

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