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Synaptics to acquire Broadcom’s wireless IoT business for $250 million

This week, Synaptics announced that it will acquire Broadcom’s wireless IoT business – including assets and manufacturing rights – for approximately $250 million in an all-cash transaction. The $250 million agreement between the two companies lets Synaptics acquire certain rights to Broadcom’s existing IoT technology as well as “future roadmap devices …

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Arm announces new processor IPs for AI and machine learning

Arm has announced details of its latest processors designed for artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Arm Cortex-M55, as well as the first microNPU (Neural Processing Unit), the Ethos-U55 which offer a combined 480x machine learning improvement for microcontrollers. Cortex-M based processors are already powering a vast range of AI …

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ARM encourages orders for 1 trillion processors

What started as an ambitious project by the BBC to put computers into UK schools in 1981, ended with ARM dominating several global markets for microprocessors – including mobile phone giants Apple, Samsung and Huawei. Owned by Japan’s SoftBank, but still headquartered in Cambridge, the company is dedicated to being …

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Is Audio The New Future Of Advertising?

Today, most advertising takes place on the internet because that’s where people spend their time. Direct mail isn’t dead, but it has taken a backseat to platforms like Facebook ads and Google Adwords. While Facebook’s ads are seen only on Facebook, Google’s ads can be seen on a good number …

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The FTC goes after D-Link over poor security practises 

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It looks like D-Link has found itself in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week as the US regulator has filed charges against D-Link for putting consumers’ privacy and security at risk with its products. As part of the FTCs current initiative to ensure companies are taking …

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Camera driven mass DDOS attack used rented botnets

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The last month has seen DDOS attacks on various sources on a magnitude no one has ever seen before: in some cases more than a terabit per second of data. This was more than anyone thought possible, but it was all because whoever was responsible, rented some of the most …

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ImgTec MIPS-based platform for wearable electronics announced

With the introduction of Google Android Wear operating system, hardware makers developing ultra-low-power chipsets started to unveil their platforms for wearable devices, such as smart-watches or smart-eyewear. Imagination Technologies, a leading designer of general purpose processing cores as well as multimedia and graphics processing engines, said this week that it …

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