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Lost your car keys? NXP’s Ultra-Wideband technology might be able to help

Ultra-Wideband is a radio technology that can use a very low energy level for short-range, high-bandwidth communications NXP Semiconductors announced that its Trimension Ultra-Wideband (UWB) platform now combines UWB and Bluetooth Low Energy solutions to deliver spatial awareness to the new Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+, making...

Could the ongoing chip shortage linger until 2023?

Intel and TSMC CEOs update on chip production outlook An ongoing global shortage of semiconductors, caused by a number of related factors, has chip makers planning massive capital spends to bulk up production capacity and the U.S. government conducting a review of the global chip...

Reviving UWB: FiRa Consortium steps up

  A newly formed consortium is reviving an IEEE standard with an eye toward improving mobile positioning information to within centimeters, while also providing better security by heading off interception and spoofing of signals. The FiRa (Fine Ranging) Consortium launched this month to support an ecosystem...

Meaningful AI needs edge and cloud computing

NXP and Nvidia both investing in AI for edge use cases The vision for the combination of 5G and the internet of things revolves around leveraging the low latency of next-generation cellular networks with sensor data to create efficiencies through lightning fast data processing in...

Qualcomm trading at year high with $5.1 billion stock buyback

Qualcomm stock passes $69 per share With the close of an initial round of stock repurchases at midnight Aug. 27, Qualcomm is set to spend $5.1 billion to buyback more than 76 million shares of common stock for "at or below" $67.50 per share, according...

Qualcomm set to spend an initial $10 billion on stock buy back

Buy back comes after Qualcomm walks from NXP acquisition After dropping its $44 billion bid to purchase Dutch semiconductor firm NXP, Qualcomm, as promised, has started the process of buying back some $30 billion of its stock. According to the company, the initial round of...

Qualcomm calls off bid to buy NXP

Qualcomm has to pay a $2 billion fee to NXP for terminating proposed deal Since announcing the proposed $44 billion acquisition of Dutch semiconductor firm NXP in October, 2016, Qualcomm has worked to gain worldwide regulatory approval for the deal, and extended the tender period...

Computex: NXP securing the edge, Qualcomm pushing always-on PCs

Qualcomm pushing for acquisition of NXP As Qualcomm continues its bid to acquire Dutch silicon firm NXP, the two major global companies this week in Taipei, Taiwan, for the annual Computex event, made big product and partner announcements that highlight the reach, in terms of...

China’s review of Qualcomm/NXP deal still murky

Some media reports say China's review of Qualcomm/NXP deal is on, some say it's off. The review, however, could move fast in coming days, depending on larger trade issues between United States and China. China's Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) has approved two semiconductor company acquisition...

Qualcomm pushing for NXP deal as Apple legal battle continues

Chinese regulator Mofcom hasn't signed off on Qualcomm proposal With the direct intervention of President Trump, Qualcomm withstood a hostile takeover attempt waged by rival Broadcom, but the San Diego, Calif.-based chipmaker is still very much at a transition point--Looking to diversify its vertical focus,...

Qualcomm ups offer for NXP following acquisition talks with Broadcom

Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm hinges on NXP deal; Qualcomm raises offer for NXP to $44 billion After extending its tender offer to NXP shareholders earlier this month, Qualcomm has now increased its offer on the company to $44 billion from $38 billion or $127.50 per...

As Broadcom bid looms, Qualcomm extends tender offer on NXP shares

NXP/Qualcomm deal is major premise of recent "best and final" offer from Broadcom The Qualcomm subsidiary working to acquire NXP extended to Feb. 23 the cash tender offer period afforded NXP shareholders looking to agree to sell their stock in the Dutch semiconductor firm for...

NXP, China Mobile complete virtual field test with vCPE

NXP and China Mobile finish virtualization networking trial NXP Semiconductors announced it finished a virtualization networking trial with China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) with its virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) solution. The solution completed laboratory and field testing in Beijing and Shanghai. NXP reports the...

Amazon, NXP tap IoT potential via node-to-cloud connectivity

Amazon offers tools to help deploy MCU-based connected devices NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer, introduced the LPC54018 MCU-based IoT module with support for the recently launched Amazon FreeRTOS on Amazon Web Services (AWS), providing developers with universal connections to AWS. The cost and complexity...

Broadcom makes $103 billion bid for Qualcomm

Qualcomm is reviewing the "unsolicited" offer Other than to say it has received Broadcom's "unsolicited" 12-figure acquisition offer, and will review with its financial and legal advisors, "Qualcomm will have no further comment until its board of directors has completed its review." Broadcom is a silicon...

Data center edge migration driving NXP SoC solution

Data center workloads create demand for enhanced processors at the edge Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP unveiled a new System-on-Chip (SoC) solution, dubbed LX2160A, which moves data center workloads to the edge. The solution, a member of the Layerscape family, combines 64-bit Arm CPUs, Ethernet and...

Industry weighs in on DSRC for V2V communications (Part 2)

NXP claims technology leadership in DSRC rulemaking comments. As the cellular industry and standards bodies increasingly seek to support connected vehicles, the federal government is considering whether to mandate the use of dedicated short-range communications capabilities – or interoperability with DSRC – in...

Verizon and NimbeLink demonstrate live Cat M1 network for IoT

Verizon Wireless is moving closer to connecting meters and asset trackers directly to its LTE network. Modem maker NimbeLink said it has demonstrated a live Category M1 connection on the Verizon Wireless LTE network. The company connected its device directly to Verizon's ThingSpace platform...

Report: Obama will leave Trump with plan to protect chip industry

Amid a wave of consolidation in the semiconductor industry, the Obama administration is reportedly preparing a "blueprint for action" to help the incoming Trump administration protect U.S. intellectual property. According to The Wall Street Journal, President Barak Obama plans to leave President-elect Donald Trump...

Intel’s server chip rivals fade, MediaTek enters fast lane … chip news for 12/2

1. Broadcom and Macom are both expected to sell business units that have been trying to compete with Intel in the market for chips that power data center servers. Macom is buying Applied Micro for $770 million and will sell that company's X-Gene unit,...

Intel’s new IoT chief brings entrepreneurial background

Intel is hiring ARM's EVP of strategy, Tom Lantzsch, to head up "internet of things" initiatives for the world's largest chipmaker. ARM and Intel are bitter rivals when it comes to designing cores for mobile processors, a market ARM has dominated for years. Lantzsch...

Building the IoT: Samsung AI, device analytics, embedded Cat M1

Connecting everything: news bytes for 11/7/16 1. Samsung plans to add voice-activated artificial intelligence to wearables and home appliances. The world's largest smartphone maker is also a major manufacturer of TV sets, washing machines, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, as well as of course its Gear...

OMG! IoT IRL at ARMTechCon

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Wearables and wireless have helped Matt Du Puy conquer mountains. Du Puy, a software engineer at ARM, earlier this year used ARM-powered technology during his summit of Annapurna, the 10th-tallest mountain peak in the world. Du Puy, who has also summited...

Qualcomm to buy NXP for $39B as chip industry consolidation continues

Acquisition of NXP will bolster Qualcomm portfolio around autonomous driving and industrial IoT Pending regulatory and closing machinations, San Diego-based Qualcomm announced today it will pay $39 billion to acquire Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP. Qualcomm is a leader in chips for smartphones and other wireless communications...

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