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Quantenna promises 10 Gbps Wi-Fi chip in 2015

Competition in the 802.11ac Wi-Fi arena continues ramping up, with Quantenna, Broadcom and Qualcomm each announcing new generations of chipsets with improved data performance and network capacity. However, the rivals are taking different tacks to achieve those performance gains.

Freescale and Broadcom each take aim at SDN, NFV

Freescale and Broadcom both have software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) on their minds and in their chip portfolios.

Samsung touts graphene breakthrough

Samsung Electronics said it has found a way to speed up the commercialization of graphene, a fascinating material suited for a multitude of applications, including integrated circuits, flexible display screens, wearable computing and communications devices, solar cells and much more.

Qualcomm ups Wi-Fi capacity via 802.11ac multi-user MIMO

Wave 2 of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is finally on deck, and chipmaker Qualcomm is rolling out an 802.11ac product ecosystem that enables access points and client devices to exploit multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) for greatly enhanced network efficiency and capacity.

Broadcom, ShanghaiTech University partner on Wi-Fi cities, Internet of Things and wearables

Chipmaker Broadcom is collaborating with ShanghaiTech University on what they call a "Wi-Fi City" program and is also partnering with the school to set up a joint innovation center focused on the Internet of Things (IoT).

GE touts MEMS switches for smartphones, LTE-Advanced networks

GE announced that it is working with development partners to license a proprietary process for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) that can be used to create tiny radio-frequency switches for wireless devices as well as network infrastructure.

Energy efficiency 'essential' for next generation of wireless, says DRAM inventor

Vast improvements in power consumption are essential if the Internet of Things (IoT), wearable devices and related wireless applications are to fulfill the lofty visions being laid out for them, says IBM Fellow Robert Dennard.

University of Surrey touts flexible gadget breakthrough

Flexible electronics, such as roll-up gadgets, might be enabled by a new technology developed by researchers at the UK's University of Surrey along with scientists from Philips, which have been working on a "source-gated transistor" (SGT).

Qualcomm makes a statement with 64-bit, octa-core chip

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm made sure the industry knows it is still a force to contend with as it unveiled the Snapdragon 615, which it dubbed the world's first 64-bit, octo-core chip with integrated five-mode global LTE. 

Aricent pushes centralized SON for multiple technologies, touts small cell pact

BARCELONA, Spain--Engineering and software solutions vendor Aricent is demonstrating self-optimizing networks (SON) as well as software-defined networking (SDN) solutions at this year's Mobile World Congress and also announced a new small cell platform initiative.