We’re still a long a way from WiGig replacing all of the wires in our living rooms, but Dell is bringing the technology into the enterprise with its wireless docking station and WiGig equipped laptops.
Qualcomm is promoting its new CEO from within, handing the reins to 20-year executive Steve Mollenkopf, who has headed up Qualcomm’s core semiconductor group and most recently served as COO.
Samsung just posted its highest third-quarter earnings ever, to the tune of $9.56 billion in profit, thanks largely to strong smartphone and chipset sales.
Neul will ship its first white space radio modules for $12 a pop to sensor and device makers in the first quarter and launch its first networks in the U.S. and U.K. in the second.
Long before Qualcomm made its first phone chip, it was tracking 18-wheeled rigs as they criss-crossed the continent. Omnitracs, Qualcomm’s original business, is being sold to Vista Equity Partners for $800 million.
The new radio silicon uses the new Weightless specification to tap into the unused airwaves in between TV broadcasts. Such technology could be used to create a cheap data network for the M2M communications.
Intel won’t be making any chipsets for smart TVs in the foreseeable future: The company has shut down its Digital Home Group, which was behind the chip that powers the Boxee Box and Google TV devices. However, Boxee and Google aren’t too worried.
Think of it as IBM’s “Smarter Planet” with IBM-designed wireless power watchdogs in charge. Big Blue came out this morning with a new process, dubbed CMOS-7HV, to combine power management and wireless communications on one chip while cutting production costs by 20 percent. Power management chips are in cell phones, computers, cars and solar panels, among other products, and iSupply expects the global market of $31 billion will double by 2015. Right now, IBM is trying out the new technology for smart phones with Irvine, Calif.-based chipmaker Wispry. But Rich Lechner, IBM’s vice president of eco-efficiency and sustainability, told me yesterday that IBM would like to see it embedded in such green systems as building energy sensors and controls, car electronics and solar panel monitors. IBM expects to announce some alternative energy projects involving CMOS-7HV soon, he added.