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Will IoT force fundamental rethink of chip design?

It seems that the Internet of Things could force chip makers like Intel to overhaul their chip making techniques.

Imagination Technologies launches Kickstarter for IoT dev kit

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.

Chips, not smartphones, fuel first Samsung profit growth in 2 years

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.

ARM makes aggressive moves to compete in IoT chip space

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.

News Scan: FTC files complaint against Amazon over in-app purchases; TSMC ships first chips to Apple; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Friday, July 11, including FTC complaints against Amazon for unauthorized in-app purchases by kids, how mobile site redirects are hurting e-retailers, Apple's CarPlay is to be installed in 24 million cars in 2019, VoLTE driving IMS deployments and the first chip shipment from TSMC to Apple.

One-quarter of notebook computers to ship with touchscreens by 2016, says IHS

One-quarter of notebook computers are forecast to ship with touchscreens by 2016, according to research firm IHS.

Could departure of Intel CEO signal faster shift toward mobile?

Chip maker Intel announced Tuesday that Paul Otellini, its long-serving chief executive officer, is retiring in May.

Gartner: Apple spent more on chips than anyone else in 2011

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

Verizon exec: Verizon iPhone inevitable

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 figure out a way to steal cryptographic keys on mobile devices

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