Intel struck a deal to buy Lantiq, a system-on-chip specialist focused on broadband access and home networking technologies, in a bid to get more deeply enmeshed in the smart home, one of the leading areas in the Internet of Things market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Intel said the deal is expected to close in around 90 days.
Qualcomm is the dominant smartphone chipset supplier around the world and in the U.S. market, but MediaTek hopes to change that, especially as average selling prices for phones continue to drop. MediaTek is the premier silicon provider in the entry-level and mid-range smartphone market in China and the company has been steadily boosting the performance of its chips, especially by combining them with LTE modems. Now, MediaTek is looking beyond China and East Asia.
Intel ended 2014 how it started it when it comes to mobile: by losing around $1 billion. The silicon giant reported a $1.11 billion loss in its mobile communications group in the fourth quarter, bringing total 2014 losses in the mobile unit to $4.2 billion.
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LAS VEGAS--Wearables are still in version 1.0 and need to be smarter and more connected. Right now they are very much "nice to have," not "need to have." So let's tone down the hype. Wake me up when I can leave my home without my smartphone and just a wearable strapped to my wrist, because we're not there yet.
An alliance between two rival wireless charging working groups promises to advance the global market for compatible equipment by ending a technology war between the organisations.
The Industrial Internet Consortium is expected to complete its work on a broad reference architecture for the Internet of Things early next year, according to EE Times.
Intel is doing its part to advance the Internet of Things, unveiling a new Intel IoT Platform designed to serve as an end-to-end reference model to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the IoT.
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia Networks and Qualcomm are among a group of network equipment and technology companies that are urging the FCC not to reclassify broadband as a Title II common-carrier service as part the agency's effort to institute new net neutrality rules.
Intel is doing its part to advance the Internet of Things (IoT), unveiling a new Intel IoT Platform designed to serve as an end-to-end reference model to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the IoT.