Electronics News

China Telecom, Warner Bros. networks Hacked

Cyberspace is a very turbulent place where groups of hackers daily attack governments and private industry.
An Internet hacking group claimed to have broken into the networks of Warner Bros. and China Telecom, publishing documents and login credentials purportedly stolen in the breaches.

SwaggSec, also known as Swagg Security, announced the hack on its Twitter feed and published a statement on Pastebin, along with links to the purloined files posted to Pirate Bay.

Samsung, Sony smartphones getting touchier, develop ESP

There's a form of extra-sensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them. Smartphones set to be released this month by Samsung and Sony will have some of that ability: they'll learn things when you touch them to pre-programmed "tags.''

Computer game giant WeMade eyes mobile market

South Korea-based WeMade Entertainment went shoulder-to-shoulder with titans at the E3 videogame extravaganza in Los Angeles with games designed to bring computer-quality play to smartphones or tablets.
The 12-year-old company behind massively-multiplayer-online-role-player-game (MMORPG) "Legend of Mir" planned to ride into the US market on the back of the mobile gadget lifestyle.

The game has been a hit in Asia, particularly in China, and boasts more than 100 million players.

Impact to Semiconductor from Thailand Flood

“Our sympathy goes out to our employees and the people of Thailand who have been impacted from the recent flooding,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “Our first priority is, as always, the personal safety and well being of those impacted by the flood. We continue to assess the impact to our operations in the Rojana Industrial Park and are working to identify options for shifting the production to other facilities.

“ON Semiconductor” Introduces High Performance Field Stop IGBTs for High Efficiency Power Conversion

Power Conversion Intelligent Motion (PCIM), NUREMBERG, Germany – May 8, 2012 – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, today introduced a new series of Field Stop Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) targeted at industrial motor control and consumer products. The NGTB15N120, NGTB20N120 and NGTB25N120 enable high performance power conversion solutions for a wide range of demanding applications, including induction cook tops, rice cookers and other small kitchen appliances.

W1PPS combines all your peripheral cords and plugs in one device

Kenosha, Wisconsin – W1PPS is like a docking station for 15″ MacBook Pro laptops except that it has a 6ft tail coming from its single plug that allows you to hide all of your connections under or behind your desk eliminating all unsightly cables. In addition the W1PP features (4) extra USB ports and a “TRON” like light bar that glows when plugged in to the computer.