Key electronic components made by computer chip-maker SMSC Inc., of Hauppauge, are included in a major new Samsung product.
The product is the Samsung Central Station, which Samsung begins shipping to retailers Tuesday. It's a big-screen monitor with a built-in digital nerve center that links wirelessly to laptops, tablets, smartphones, printers, Blu-Ray players and other devices.
As components of Central Station, Samsung is using SMSC's graphics controllers, USB hubs and Ethernet controllers. The specific SMSC parts are the ViewSpan5G UFX7000 USB 3.0 Graphics controller; and the LAN9513 USB 2.0 hub and Ethernet controller.
"SMSC’s SuperSpeed USB and Ethernet technology deliver fast and easy connectivity to the Central Station system so that users enjoy seamless connectivity with their peripherals," a company news release said.
"The Central Station delivers a fast and easy connection between a user’s workspace and their display, network and audio visual components, and peripherals such as a mobile phone, MP3 player, camera or external storage drive."