updated 2/10/2011 4:17:03 PM ET 2011-02-10T21:17:03

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 14–17, 2011, Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq:MXIM) will showcase its latest technology innovations for mobile platforms. Located at booth 8B83 in hall 8 at Fira Barcelona, Maxim 's stand will contain over a dozen demonstrations showing how Maxim® technology improves mobility for consumers and delivers greater levels of differentiation to OEMs.

The following guide will help you explore demonstrations within the Maxim booth:

Wi-Fi™ Connected-Home Camera and Downloadable App for Your Mobile Device

Maxim 's complete system designs for connected-home cameras address the fast-growing market for mobile accessory products that provide home monitoring through consumer apps for mobile phones and tablets. Come see how consumers can stay connected to the important places in their lives with a personal camera that streams live video to their mobile devices under the control of an easy-to-use, downloadable app. Maxim 's connected-home camera solutions are the ultimate accessory for your mobile device, creating a new retail product category to deliver live video over the Internet to your phone or tablet.

Continuous Autofocus Camera Modules Eliminate Blurry Images

Video cameras with continuous autofocus enable users to capture professional-quality video of moving subjects. But for heat and power consumption reasons, having autofocus on their smartphone, cell-phone, or tablet video cameras wasn't always possible. A walk through the Maxim booth will show you how mobile device manufacturers are using Maxim 's high-efficiency switching voice-coil motor (VCM) driver devices to reduce current drawn from the battery by up to 75 percent, so that you can enjoy a true camcorder experience without blurry images.

Laser Driver Devices Fuel Pico Projectors

No wide screen available? With pico projectors, you can display full movies, video games, slide shows, and other content from your consumer device on any viewing surface using a miniaturized device that fits in your pocket. At the 2011 Mobile World Congress, Maxim will demonstrate its latest laser-scanning pico projectors based on the MAX3600 laser driver. This demo projects up to a six-foot wide image that is always in focus, and features good color representation and low power consumption. With images this clean, you won't even see the speckle.

WHDI Wireless Video Demo Connects Smartphones and Notebooks to HDTVs

Wirelessly connecting smartphones, tablets, netbooks, or notebooks to HDTVs makes mobile applications such as gaming, watching videos, and web browsing more appealing. Amimon's newly released compact WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface) Stick contains Maxim 's wireless video devices, which are suitable for any mobile product. Maxim 's WHDI technology has virtually no latency (less than one millisecond), robust HD video quality, low power consumption, and a 30-meter range, even through walls.

Single-Chip Femtocell RF Transceiver Supports Next-Generation Femtocell Applications

Come see Maxim 's next-generation, single-chip, femtocell RF transceiver that is specifically designed to address the full spectrum of femtocell and small-cell applications (residential, enterprise, and outdoor/metro). Maxim 's RF devices are optimized to deliver best-in-class sensitivity and EVM performance to enable the highest performing femtocell products. They facilitate USB and dongle-based designs by offering the industry's smallest package size and low power consumption. As the market-leading supplier of femtocell RF products, Maxim has been instrumental in enabling the first wave of femtocell deployments worldwide with field-proven products. Maxim continues its RF leadership with this next-generation, single-chip solution.

RF-to-Bits Solutions for Base Stations

Have you ever wondered just how all of that blazing fast 3G/4G content gets to your phone, tablet, or laptop? Supporting every new mobile application is the wireless infrastructure that delivers the actual content to each end user. Maxim 's complete RF-to-bits portfolio touches on virtually every aspect of the wireless infrastructure ecosystem, including macro/micro/pico base stations, femtocells, microwave point-to-point links, satellite communications, and wireless access points. Drop by Maxim 's booth to see how our technology enables the next generation of wireless content delivery.

Touch the Leading Edge with Capacitive Touch-Screen and Haptic Actuator Controllers

Ever try to tap out a text message or use your new tablet in freezing temperatures with gloves on? Maxim is changing the way you interact with electronic products with the industry's first high-sensitivity capacitive touch-screen solutions with support for haptics. Multiple demonstrations will highlight how Maxim TacTouch™ controllers support up to 10-finger simultaneous touch with stunning sensitivity, providing real-time support for demanding applications such as handwriting recognition and multitouch, gesture-enabled video gaming. Excellent signal-to-noise ratio and frequency selectivity enable projected capacitive-touch screens that can be used with a stylus, ballpoint pen, fingernails, and gloves, even within the noisy cell-phone environment. Add-on haptic controller ICs from Maxim complete the touch experience, enabling touch screens that "touch you back."

Maxim Powers Your Mobile Handset

With energy consumption being a major limiting factor in mobile handsets, Maxim provides the expertise and technology to enable the highest performance for the amount of power used. At our booth, you'll see switch-mode chargers that reduce system heat while charging the battery faster than linear chargers; a proprietary backlight dimming method that consumes 15% less power than conventional approaches; and WLED drivers used to power camera flashes for better picture exposure.

Mobile Power SoC Frees Up Space for New Differentiating Features in Smartphones

Maxim 's leading-edge power SoCtechnology integrates key functional blocks to help customers reduce the total board area and cost required for power, audio, and interface functions. The power SoC demonstration will showcase a highly integrated solution that provides power-management functions, high-performance audio, and management of various system-level functions like sensing and capacitive-touch control.

Maxim Proximity Sensors and Ambient-Light Sensors Control Device Screens and Inputs

This demonstration highlights a Maxim proximity sensor that deactivates the display and touch screen when the device is brought near the user's face during a call. The Maxim device saves battery power and prevents inadvertent inputs from the user's face and ears; it also integrates a light sensor to adjust backlight brightness. In addition, Maxim is showcasing the industry's lowest power ambient-light sensor. This product detects available environmental light and automatically increases or decreases the display backlighting to compensate for low-light and high-light environments.

Hear the Difference Maxim Makes with Its Audio Products

Maxim audio products provide innovation, efficiency, and uncompromised audio performance in the hottest selling consumer devices. This demonstration highlights the range of innovative audio features and benefits that Maxim enables, such as power savings, multifaceted speaker protection, ambient-noise cancellation, low distortion, low noise, low EMI emission, and thermal foldback. Featured are the MAX98088, an ultra-low-power stereo codec with FLEXSOUND™ technology, and the MAX98304, the industry's smallest Class D amplifier.

About Maxim

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6400 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

Maxim reported revenue of approximately $2.0 billion for fiscal 2010. A Fortune 1000 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com .

Wi-Fi is a registered certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance Corporation.

WHDI and Wireless Home Digital Interface are trademarks of WHDI, LLC.

FLEXSOUND and TacTouch are trademarks and Maxim is a registered trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Drew Ehrlich
         Maxim Integrated Products
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         408-331-4252
         
         Investor Contact:
         Paresh Maniar
         Maxim Integrated Products
         Paresh.Maniar@maxim-ic.com
         408-470-5348

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