LoRa Alliance gets new chairman; Ericsson deploys Radio Dot in Russia

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Intel Corp. and Micron Technology say they developed a new breed of memory chips that could bring dramatic performance gains to computers, smartphones and other kinds of high-tech products. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> QualiTest Group has been accepted as an Ecosystem Partner in the Intel Network Builders Program. Release

> Sri Lanka teamed up with Google to bring high-speed Internet access to the island using balloons, aiming to become the first country in the region with complete coverage. AFP Relax News article

> Ericsson and Russian mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) successfully completed the first live deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in a commercial building in Russia. Release

> The Nest Cam gets a couple of things right that some other home security cams get wrong, such as ease of set-up and the capacity to stay connected to the home Wi-Fi network. VentureBeat review

> The LoRa Alliance will get a new chairman, effective Aug. 1, in Geoff Mulligan, who says he wants to expand use of the group's 900 MHz networking technology and promote interoperability broadly in the Internet of Things. EE Times article

> The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning many manufacturers of "things" into first-time software vendors that need licensing and entitlement management (LEM) solutions, according to Gartner. Release

> Cambium Networks appointed Himanshu Motial, former director of Microsoft's Asia Pacific Operator Cloud Services division, to vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region. Release

> A new study suggests that phones should be in "Do not Disturb" mode when people drive. Ars Technica article

> TomTom is starting to work with auto parts maker Bosch to develop road maps for self-driving vehicles. The Verge article

And finally… Tom Brady destroyed his cellphone before meeting with the NFL about Deflategate. Article