Details are slim on a media device that's equipped with voice search and content-sharing capabilities.
Pricing not available
We investigate Huawei's mysterious black box, the MediaQ M310.
Pricing not available
This mysterious black box has two HDMI ports, a microSD card slot and runs a modified version of Android.
The graphics chipmaker continues its push into new arenas with a $70 million purchase of MediaQ, which specializes in chips for wireless devices.
MediaQ received $10.7 million toward its third round of venture funding, bringing the total round to $34.1 million. National Semiconductor contributed the largest portion of the latest funding, which included investments from Weston Presidio Capital, El Dorado Ventures, Infineon Technologies, Summit Accelerator Fund and ViVentures. Santa Clara, Calif.-based MediaQ has raised a total of $40 million. The company develops integrated chips and software for handheld devices.
Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip start-up MediaQ will announce on Tuesday that it has raised an additional $10.7 million in funds as an extension of its third round of financing. The graphics chipmaker's latest financing comes from a variety of investors, including National Semiconductor. MediaQ hopes the relationship with National Semiconductor will open new doors. To start, the company hopes to pair its graphics chips with National Semi's display drivers or audio codecs, chips used to help display graphics or play music. Ultimately, MediaQ would like to collaborate on wireless technologies, such as GPRS (General Packet Radio System), said Elie Antoun, MediaQ's president. MediaQ's flagship MQ-1100 series of graphics chips work to offload duties such as graphics, memory management and screen refresh from a PDA's processor, speeding performance and reducing power consumption.
The company begins a push to become as powerful in graphics chips for handheld devices as it is in the desktop market. It also unveils a chipset to support AMD's new Athlon 64.
The leading graphics chipmaker reports a big jump in earnings for its second quarter, which it attributed to its deal to supply chips for Microsoft's Xbox.