It seems that the Internet of Things could force chip makers like Intel to overhaul their chip making techniques.
Imagination Technologies – a well-known U.K.-based IP licensing company – turned to crowdfunding to gain support for its Internet of Things development kit, according to an article at TechCrunch.
Samsung said Wednesday that its operating profits are expected to rise almost 80 percent year-over-year in the third quarter after two years' of decline, based on the strength not of its smartphone sales but of its chips and display sales, reported the Wall Street Journal.
To keep up with competitors and cash in on the IoT trend, chip maker ARM unveiled this week a new hardware subsystem for its Cortex-M processors to speed up develop of chips for Internet of Things devices. ARM is also reportedly in talks to buy Sansa Security, a chip security for mobile and IoT devices, for between $75 million and $85 million.
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One-quarter of notebook computers are forecast to ship with touchscreens by 2016, according to research firm IHS.
Chip maker Intel announced Tuesday that Paul Otellini, its long-serving chief executive officer, is retiring in May.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) led the demand for semiconductors in 2011, spending $17.3 billion, thanks mostly to the iPhone and iPad, according to Gartner. Growth in the semiconductor sector overall was
A regional vice president with Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) told eWeek this week that an iPhone (NASDAQ: AAPL) for Verizon's network is not only possible but "inevitable." Michael Maiorana, president
Security researchers have discovered a way to steal cryptographic keys that are used to encrypt communications and authenticate users on mobile devices by measuring the amount of electricity consumed