Wi-Fi 6: It’s for the robots

Kevin Robinson learned leadership at America’s elite military academy West Point. Now, as the Wi-Fi Alliance’s marketing vice president, he is marshalling a battalion of 550 companies to weaponise Wi-fi 6.

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WBA releases Wi-Fi 6 guidelines to help operators, enterprises and cities with deployments

In preparation for the impending release of next-generation Wi-Fi technology later this year, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has released a new white paper that provides deployment guidelines for a number of possible scenarios utilising Wi-Fi 6 technology.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance and Mettis Aerospace claim world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial

The Wireless Broadband Alliance, an organisation supporting the adoption of next generation Wi-Fi services across the Wi-Fi ecosystem, has claimed to announced the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial, as part of its ongoing Wi-Fi 6 program.

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Alphawave IP launched in Canada to revolutionise multi-standard connectivity for the digital world

Signaling a new era in the world of multi-standard connectivity for the digital world, Alphawave IP Incorporated (“Alphawave”) is pleased to announce the delivery of its AlphaCORE 1-112Gbps multi-standard Serialiser-Deserialiser (“MSS”) Silicon IP solution to its first customers in the datacentre and networking market segments.

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Thoma Bravo to acquire application security firm Veracode Software from Broadcom for US$950m

Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, has agreed to acquire Veracode, an application security testing (AST) provider, from Broadcom Inc. for $950 million (€832 million) in cash.

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GSA publishes its second GNSS User Technology Report

The second edition of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) GNSS User Technology Report has been published and is now available for free download, providing an exhaustive review of all the latest GNSS trends and developments. There are now more than 100 GNSS satellites now available over our heads.

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Wi-Fi Alliance introduces Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3 security for personal and enterprise networks

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3, the next generation of Wi-Fi security, bringing new capabilities to enhance Wi-Fi protections in personal and enterprise networks.

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Silicon Labs introduces industry’s broadest portfolio for 56G/112G SerDes clocking

Silicon Labs has expanded its timing portfolio to meet the high-performance clocking requirements of 56G PAM-4 SerDes and emerging 112G serial applications. With this portfolio expansion, Silicon Labs is the only timing supplier to offer a comprehensive selection of clock generators,

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Broadcom completes acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems

Broadcom Limited, a semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

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A Week in IoT: Broadcom mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm, as Ayla banks $60m Chinese backing

Broadcom Ltd. is rumoured to be considering a bid of up to US$100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg. As Jeremy Cowan writes, if it goes ahead this could be one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a chipmaker.

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Farnell element14 manufacturer of Rasberry Pi products launches three new products

Farnell element14, said to be the manufacturer of the Raspberry Pi family of products and accessories, has launched three new products – Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, Raspberry Pi Compute Module Lite and Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development kit.

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Broadcom announces expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period and readies for merger with Avago

Broadcom-Avago merger likely to conclude by end of 1Q16 Broadcom (BRCM) and Avago (AVGO) have announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (or HSR) of 1976 expired with regards to the previously announced merger transaction worth $37 billion.

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Ayla has Innr success and extends IoT products platform from US and China to Europe

Sunnyvale, California-based Ayla Networks, whose Internet of Things platform provides connectivity for all kinds of product, has launched its platform for manufacturers in Europe and announced its first European customer, Innr for its smart home lighting system.

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Acquisition of Broadcom by Avago for $37bn ‘will create new semiconductor powerhouse’

Merger activity in the semiconductor industry  has reached a new level with the announcement of the agreement for Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom, says IHS. The deal, which is valued at US$37 billion in cash and stock, will create a new company valued at $77 billion.

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Smart watch market evolves as tech vendors help OEMs grab a piece of the ‘wearable’ action

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. March 2, 2015 — Delegates at #MWC15 are being saturated with messages about wearable tech, not least smart watches. This year however, says Jeremy Cowan, there’s a genuine effort to address the challenges they face, such as poor design, limited functionality, battery life, and high cost.

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Chip designer CSR rejects takeover bid from US rival Microchip Technology as it mulls IoT options

West Malling, Kent, UK. September 1, 2014 — CSR has confirmed that it has been approached by Microchip Technology Inc. with terms for a possible offer for the company. The proposal by US-based MicrochipTech, a larger rival as well as a customer, has been rejected by the CSR Board and the company said that it

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