Electronic Business News

ARM buys Sansa hardware-based security technology

ARM has bought the five year-old Israeli security firm Sansa which has a hardware solution for mobile connectivity. The price is thought to be somewhere around $90 million. Sansa, which was called Discretix until last October, has had $37 million of venture capital money and is backed by both…

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Mouser ships Intel Compute Stick

Mouser is shipping the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux which enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer. The stick has pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS. It has a 64-bit 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor with 2…

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M2M connections increasing, but don't call it IoT

The market for M2M cellular modules and wireless terminals is predicted to grow dramatically over the next three years. By the end of 2019 the market for cellular M2M modules is expected to reach $2.2bn, according to a new report by Beecham Research. The numbers of modules and wireless…

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IQE joins Obama initiative

IQE has been announced as a key partner in a new consortium to establish the United States’ first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). Created as part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), the IP-IMI was launched this week in Rochester, NY by…

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Infineon on-track to 34% y-o-y growth

Infineon had calendar Q2 revenue of € 1,586 million – up 7% on calendar Q1 – for a profit of €245 million at a margin of 15.4%. Infineon expects a 1% revenue increase in calendar Q3 and a 34% increase for the full year. “Revenue, earnings and margin rose significantly in…

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Toshiba licenses ARM Cortex-A53

Toshiba has licensed the ARM Cortex-A53 processor, the most power-efficient ARMv8-A processor capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code. Toshiba will deploy the processor to develop ASSPs such as ApP LiteT application processors that offer well balanced power-efficiency and performance with 64-bit…

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Golf loss is solar farm gain in Japan

Old golf course land in Japan is to become a solar farm, according to Kyocera, which is working with partners on the conversions. The most recently announced is a 23MW power plant on an abandoned golf course in Kyoto Prefecture, which will generate an estimated 26GWh/year. “Over-development of…

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NXP sells CMOS sensor business to ams

NXP has sold its CMOS sensor business to Austrian mixed-signal chip firm ams. NXP is currently in the middle of a merger with US chip firm Freescale Semiconductor. Earlier this summer NXP also agreed to sell its RF power business to Chinese private equity firm Jianguang Asset Management  for…

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