Feb 27, 2012 04:20 ET

UBM TechInsights Announces Finalists for Insight Awards' Most Innovative Device for Mobile Applications

Mobile World Congress sets perfect stage to celebrate mobile innovation

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechInsights, the leader in technology and IP consulting, is pleased to announce the finalists for the Most Innovative Device for Mobile Applications category for this year's the Insight Awards. The Insight Awards continue to be the first and only industry-recognized program to celebrate engineering design in achievement and the finalists for this category represent the latest innovations in semiconductor process manufacturing.

"The level of creativity in design that was brought forth with exponential growth of the mobile market was unprecedented in 2011," said Jeff Brown, Vice President, Business Intelligence. "As manufacturers use the Mobile World Congress to unveil their latest creations, it is good to reflect upon the engineering innovations that make the advances in mobile devices possible."

The finalists for the Most Innovative Device for Mobile Applications category are:

  • Texas Instruments WL1283C WiLink 7.0 single-chip WLAN, GPS, Bluetooth and FM solution
    Texas Instruments WL1283C is the industry's first single-chip to combine 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, FM transmit/receive, and a GPS receiver into a package solution. Since its discovery in the RIM Blackberry Playbook, the WL1283C's four-in-one implementation has made it a popular selection for designers looking to maximize space in small mobile designs.
  • NXP PN544 Near Field Communication (NFC) Controller
    NXP receives their first Insight Awards Finalist nomination for their leading-edge NFC controller. As NFC technology became more readily adopted into mobile devices, single-chip ICs that made their implementation simple became essential. For their numerous design wins in 2011, NXP's PN544 is declared a finalist.
  • Qualcomm HG11-VF535-220 Transceiver Die
    For designing a transceiver die with unique functionality, Qualcomm's HG11-VF535-220 transceiver die was selected as a finalist. Found in numerous multi-chip packages including the RTR8600, RTR8605, QTR8200, and the QTR8600L, this versatile transceiver die can be used in a variety of baseband applications, from WCDMA to LTE.
  • Sony CXD5315 Quad-core Applications Process
    Discovered powering the Sony Playstation Vita, the newest processor inside Sony's latest handheld console is a Toshiba-manufactured quad-core processor. The Vita features a 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and this device has the potential to be used across different platforms apart from just mobile gaming.
  • NVidia Tegra 3 Processor
    The latest from NVidia's Tegra line of processors, the Tegra 3 is a SoC based upon a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore architecture. A unique design featuring four primary cores and a fifth ''companion'' core, the Tegra 3 is optimized for use in tablets and super phones, and was selected for being the first quad-core processor to be used in an open market product in 2011.

To discuss these nominations in greater detail, join TechInsights at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Stand 2B113, Hall 2.0.

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