It’s Tuesday, so here’s another standards effort for the internet of things! Intel, Samsung, Broadcom, Atmel and Intel subsidiary Wind River have formed the Open Interconnect Consortium to aid in product discovery and authentication.
Wind River is targeting manufacturers with a new version of the Android platform that comes with pre-integrated apps, but the offering may be one step closer to a dangerously fragmented Android world.
A stabilizing economy, companies with larger cash piles, a general need for newer technologies (and products) and most importantly, revenue growth are among the reasons that we expect to see strong technology M&A activity in the coming months, as we noted two weeks ago. Since then, three major deals totaling more than $13 billion have been announced: Read More about Will Cash-rich Chip Cos. Go Shopping?