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The iPhone 5 Event Was Really About The iPad Mini

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Right. Now what's next? Yesterday Apple revealed its iPhone 5, a slender metal-backed machine that, last year, was tipped as Steve Jobs' final close-held design project. It's a tech tour de force, and represents an upgrade of almost every iPhone system. It'll likely sell by the millions. But we're pretty...
The iPhone 5 Event Was Really About The iPad Mini

Texas Instruments Cuts 1,700 Jobs As It's Driven Away From Mobile Chip Market By The Rise Of Custom Chipmaking

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Chipmaker Texas Instruments has announced it’s cutting 1,700 jobs as part of a business restructuring move. The company says it’s shifting its historical focus away from mobile chips because it’s become too resource and investment intensive to play in this space, blaming large customers “increasingly” developing their own custom chips....
Texas Instruments Cuts 1,700 Jobs As It's Driven Away From Mobile Chip Market By The Rise Of Custom Chipmaking

Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul

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If you’re trying to promote a new mobile industry standard called Weightless, it makes sense to hire an industry heavyweight to do the lifting. U.K. wireless startup Neul has hired former Icera CEO Stan Boland to take over the company. Boland co-founded phone baseband chipmaker Icera in 2002, heading up...
Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul

New Qualcomm chips aim to bring 1.3Gbps WiFi to one and all

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Faster WiFi is on a lot of wish lists, and today Qualcomm announced a line of chips for all sorts of consumer electronics that the company claims will achieve 1.3 Gigabit-per-second speeds over wireless. Qualcomm's plans for mobile, desktop, and router gigabit-speed wireless chips will most likely be compliant...
New Qualcomm chips aim to bring 1.3Gbps WiFi to one and all

Cisco: You'll Find Bigfoot Before You'll Find This Tech That Competes With Us (CSCO)

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Whoever is writing the marketing materials at Cisco these days has a sense of humor. Cisco recently polled more than 1,300 IT professionals in 13 countries to get their take on a variety of technology trends. In its 2013 Global IT Impact Survey, released Wednesday, Cisco uses vivid - and sometimes...
Cisco: You'll Find Bigfoot Before You'll Find This Tech That Competes With Us (CSCO)
Fastest Wi-Fi ever is almost ready for real-world use

Digital lighting: Here come the wireless, smart bulbs

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Everything’s going digital — and clearly lighting will one day be all digital, too. But before that day comes, there’s been an emergence of startups, company experiments, and DIY-ers making early versions of smart bulbs and digital lighting systems. On Monday a company called GreenWave Reality launched the next-generation of...
Digital lighting: Here come the wireless, smart bulbs

Booting Up: Big Bucks Edition

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Wad (Source: Wikipedia) Quantenna announces unfathomable $79 million funding round for faster, broader range "wire-like wireless" chips [VentureBeat] Blur Group raises $2 million for B2B marketers platform in Europe's largest-ever angel funding round [TechCrunch] Australian scentologists develop Eau de Macbook Pro [Gizmodo] Is "Tumblr" the new "blog?" [Talking Points Memo] Coachella's virtual...
Booting Up: Big Bucks Edition
Building for the Internet of things (and the demise of the client-server model)

WiFi Chipmaker GainSpan Closes On $6.5 Million Funding, Looking To Raise $13.5 Million More

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GainSpan, a Silicon Valley company that deals in low power WiFi semiconductor technology, is looking to raise a total of $20 million in a new round of funding, according to a filing the company made today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. GainSpan has closed on $6.47 million of...
WiFi Chipmaker GainSpan Closes On $6.5 Million Funding, Looking To Raise $13.5 Million More
DoS vulnerability affects older iPhones, Androids, even a Ford car

Silicon Image launches wireless chips to transmit video wirelessly around the home

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Wi-Fi wireless networking still doesn’t quite cut it when you want to transfer video from one place in the home to another. That’s why Silicon Image is working on WirelessHD chips that can transfer video to tablets and smartphones within a home, using a different kind of radio. Sunnyvale,...
Silicon Image launches wireless chips to transmit video wirelessly around the home

Commonly used Broadcom Wi-Fi chipset vulnerable to attack

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Proof-of-concept example code shows a vulnerability in the firmware of two wireless chips sold by Broadcom -- the BCM4325 and the BCM4329. The chips are found in recent devices such as the iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Motorola Droid X2, and some Edge model cards manufactured...
Commonly used Broadcom Wi-Fi chipset vulnerable to attack

Qualcomm to open 2013 CES in place of Microsoft

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs will give the opening keynote at the giant Consumer Electronics Show in January, a logical choice for an event whose focus is increasingly mobile, but one that might not garner the attention of a Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer appearance. This will be the first...
Qualcomm to open 2013 CES in place of Microsoft
2013 will be the year of "the internet of things" as more than 5 billion wireless chips will ship

Broadcom introduces low-power WiFi and Bluetooth chips for the Internet of things

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The Internet of things -- that nebulous term usually associated with interconnecting everyday objects in a meaningful way -- is in the news again. Yesterday, Broadcom announced that it's launching a couple cost-effective, power-efficient wireless chips geared towards appliances, home automation and wearable devices. The first SoC, BCM4390, incorporates...
Broadcom introduces low-power WiFi and Bluetooth chips for the Internet of things
Apple says small number of Apple TVs have WiFi issues, opens replacement program

5 ways to power the Internet of things

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The Internet of Things could have a mind-boggling 24 billion devices connected by 2020 and that means there will be more than three times the amount of connected devices as people on the planet by that time. So, how will the world power all of these gadgets and machine-driven devices? The...
5 ways to power the Internet of things

Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo and NEC to form smartphone chip venture

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Japanese electronics heavyweights Fujitsu and NEC, together with the country's largest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo, said Wednesday they will form a new joint venture to build and sell wireless chips for smartphones....
Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo and NEC to form smartphone chip venture

Marvell announces PXA1088 quad-core SoC for globetrotting phones and tablets

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Marvell made waves last year with its 802.11ac wireless chips, but the company's looking to make a splash in 2013 with a new quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC. Called the PXA1088, the new silicon's calling card -- other than those four CPU cores -- is its ability to beam 3G...
Marvell announces PXA1088 quad-core SoC for globetrotting phones and tablets

Broadcom unveils fifth-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips

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Broadcom over the weekend introduced its latest consolidated multi-wireless chips, a combination of Bluetooth 4.0 and the forthcoming 802.11ac, which offers more than twice the speed of existing 802.11n technology and yet is up to six times more power-efficient handling the same amount of data. The new chips can also...
Broadcom unveils fifth-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips
Intel’s chip market share hits a 10-year high
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