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Texas Instruments sidelines phone and tablet chip business

Texas Instruments sidelines phone and tablet chip business

Texas Instruments has announced it will scale back its mobile processor business, no longer targeting smartphones and tablets, but instead eyeing the embedded systems market. The surprise news follows further contractions in TI's business, most recently seeing long-standing customer Motorola pick up Intel's Medfield for the RAZR i, though TI says it will continue to support its existing clients, Reuters reports.

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Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Some of the leading lights in Japanese mobile tech have joined forces to take on Qualcomm and TI in developing wirelessly-enabled smartphone and tablet chipsets. Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo, NEC and Fujitsu Semiconductor have created Access Network Technology Limited, a new collaboration that will produce "industry-leading communications platform products" and reduce reliance on foreign-made wireless components.

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Intel SMARTi UE2p enables low-cost 3G

Intel SMARTi UE2p enables low-cost 3G

Intel has clearly been busy behind the scenes, announcing a new solution that integrates 3G power amplifiers directly onto radio frequency circuits. The resulting SoC is smaller in size, is more power efficient, and is less complex for developers to work with. Dubbed the SMARTi UE2p, Intel believes the chip will help enable lower cost 3G handsets and spur development for the Internet of Things, allowing devices to be constantly connected thanks to the low-power 3G solution.

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Sony FutureScapes thrills for tomorrow

Sony FutureScapes thrills for tomorrow

The folks at Sony have revealed that they've been running a set of workshops this yeah that all surround a better and brighter future under the title FutureScapes. This project is a collaboration between Sony and Forum for the Future and is bringing together futurologists, thinkers, authors, technologists, sustainability experts, and vloggers, not to mention the public - to imagine the future world of 2025, and they've created a short video presentation to make it all clear.

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ARM details stellar Q1 2012

ARM details stellar Q1 2012

More financial news! This time it’s ARM, the UK company who designs and licenses the plethora of chips that make their way into smartphones and tablets (among other things) the world over. ARM announced that it has seen strong growth in revenue yet again, up 13% on the same quarter last year. The jump is mainly attributed to the number of licenses used for chips, as well as the sheer number of chips being used in devices.

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Android eavesdropping patent matches ads to background chatter

Android eavesdropping patent matches ads to background chatter

Your Android phone could one day eavesdrop on background noise in voice calls and use it to pick out contextual adverts, if a new Google patent is any indication, with a barrage of sensors tailoring promotions to the user's environment. The patent, "Advertising based on environmental conditions", describes using a smartphone's various sensors - tracking temperature, humidity, sound, light, air composition, location, and speed of movement, or any combination - to help pick mobile adverts that suit the environment the user is currently in. While clever, it's a system that would likely prompt uproar among privacy advocates should Google ever attempt to implement it.

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ARM Cortex-M0+ targets low power tech

ARM Cortex-M0+ targets low power tech

ARM have today announced an update to the ARM Cortex-M0 MCU, dubbed the Cortex-M0+. ARM say that this new version is the world’s most energy efficient microprocessor, and are targeting its use for sensors and control systems. The M0+ could also works its way into home appliances, lighting and power systems, as well as medical monitoring devices, as we push our way toward the so-called "Internet of Things".

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Ericsson envisions connected “Thinking Cities”

Ericsson envisions connected “Thinking Cities”

Just yesterday we talked about Evrythng pushing for "The Internet of Things" involving the digital interconnectedness of all physical objects around us, well Ericsson has long had an even grander vision applied to growing urban areas in what the company calls its Networked Society Project. Recently, they've delved deeper into this initiative with a new video called "Thinking Cities" to show the potential beauty of information and communication technology when deeply woven into cities backed by positive motives.

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