Cavium, a security chipmaker in San Jose, Calif., will be purchased by Marvell Technology Group for $6 billion. It's expected that the deal will close in 2018 and that Marvell will pay $40, along with 2.1757 Marvell common shares, for each share of Cavium stock.
Mesh networking can centralize internet of things devices in smart homes and make them easier to manage, per Qualcomm's Connectivity Business unit lead, Rahul Patel. Carrier-class mesh networking could resolve connection issues, and Patel urges internet service providers to consider mesh networking, saying, "If you don't move fast, you lose out on the home becoming a cloud providers' and have no control over what happens in the home."
Sixty-five percent of millennials are not aware or concerned about security risks involved with the purchase of internet of things toys and devices, according to Keeper Security. The survey of 1,000 US adults age 25 to 34 found 53% of respondents intend to purchase an IoT toy.
Multiple startups are said to be working on high-resolution radar chips for automotive applications, planning to offer an alternative to LiDAR in automated driving, this analysis notes. "With the trend to autonomous driving progressing rapidly, the need for high-resolution radar is also increasing," said Michael Knebelkamp of NXP Semiconductors.
The CoolMOS CFD7, a 600-volt metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor, is now in volume production at Infineon Technologies. The MOSFET can be used in switched-mode power supplies for electric vehicle charging stations, servers and telecommunications equipment.
Arm and Nano Global are collaborating on a chip design that could recognize and analyze pathogens, along with other living organisms. The resulting chip, expected to be available in 2020, will involve artificial intelligence, blockchain authentication, edge computing, nanotechnology and optics.
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS28E38 DeepCover secure authenticator, a partner security chip to be used alongside microcontrollers for internet of things devices. The DS28E38 has Maxim's ChipDNA physically uncloneable function, providing on-die security keys.
Face ID on the iPhone X may not exactly be a breakthrough, especially for payments with which other options are already working well, writes Madhvi Mavadiya. This is particularly true in a world in which security concerns remain a priority, and consumers often prefer to stick with traditional payment methods even when more convenient options are available, Mavadiya writes.
News aggregator Flipboard expects to turn a profit next year, helped in part by its efforts to combat fake news with artificial intelligence and human intervention. For advertisers, Flipboard is employing cloud applications and ad tech analytics to beat back fraud and ensure ad content is seen by real people.