Sierra Imaging announced the inclusion of Image Expert in Epson’s Flexible Software Package bundle on the PhotoPC 850Z camera. Image Expert supports several Epson digital still cameras, including the PhotoPC 750Z and PhotoPC 800. Sierra also offers Image Expert CE, the image acquisition, management and viewing application for PC companion products powered by Microsoft including Handheld PCs and Palm-size PCs.
Photo Access announced that Microsoft has acquired portions of its digital imaging intellectual property, as part of Microsoft’s development efforts in digital imaging. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
Ilium Software announced the release of ListPro for Handheld, Palm-size, and Desktop PCs. New in 2.0 version are hierarchical (multilevel) lists, user defined columns, new column types (including date and yes/no), direct editing of list items, a global find option, as well as infrared transfer of individual lists between Windows CE devices.
Last week we ran an open letter from the San Jose Mercury News to 3Com CEO Eric Benhamou, which was critical of Palm Computing. In response to that letter, Palm Computing President Alan Kessler says that Palm Computing is strong due to the 18,000 independent developers and a growing groups of licensees.
ZDNet Australia has this story on what Palm Computing is doing to stay on top of the handheld market. According to the article, Palm is concentrating on developing the Palm OS, while hardware innovations will come from thrid-party developers.
Red Herring has this article about the recent activity of Applix, which develops software for Linux. Applix released LPD, which allows Linux users to access information on their Palm devices, earlier this month.
ANADIGICS announced today that its DC/DC converter has been designed into the Palm VII connected organizer. Manufactured using GaAs MESFET technology, the ANADIGICS DC/DC converter operates at high frequencies, which allows overall size of the device to be reduced.
GoAmerica Communications announced an agreement with Yahoo! to display GoAmerica
Cirrus Logic rolled out a Crystal chip that provides both full-function audio and modem communications capabilities. Designed to complement Intel processors, the AMC 97-compliant CS4298 provides four channels of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion.
Microsoft announced that it is working with SAP AG to develop technology architectures for connecting Microsoft Windows CE-based and other mobile devices to SAP inter-enterprise business solutions using the Internet and the BizTalk Framework.