Amazon, Apple, Google, and Zigbee Alliance form smart home device connectivity standard working group

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, have created a new working group to develop and promote a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products. Security will be a fundamental design tenet.

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Qualcomm pays $2bn as it kills plans to buy NXP but board authorises $30bn stock repurchase, insists strategy unchanged

Qualcomm Inc. has terminated its planned acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V. by Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary. 

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NXP and Baidu partner on Apollo open autonomous driving platform

NXP Semiconductors, the automotive semiconductor supplier and Baidu, Inc., the Chinese language search provider announced a cooperation in autonomous driving. Under the terms of the agreement,

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NXP demonstrates the Power of Secure Edge Processing and machine learning with the help of AWS

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced its microprocessors (MPUs), microcontrollers (MCUs) and applications processors will be demonstrated in multiple Internet of Things (IoT) and secure edge processing applications using Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Arrow Electronics, Synaptics and NXP team to accelerate the development of Amazon Alexa-enabled smart home products

Arrow Electronics, Synaptics Incorporated and NXP Semiconductors launched a variant of the Synaptics AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit for Amazon AVS that is supported by a commercially available NXP system-on-chip (SoC) application processor.

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Members of ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group to demonstrate universal language for smart devices

The ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), and the Thread Group, an organisation focused on making Thread the foundation for the IoT in the home and beyond,

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Qualcomm focuses on IoT as it agrees to buy chipset maker NXP Semiconductors for US$47bn

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) have today announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Qualcomm will acquire NXP for a share price valuing NXP at US$47 billion.

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IAR Systems expands ARM tools for developers focused on the Internet of Things

IAR Systems® has announced an expansion of its wide range of supported microcontrollers (MCUs) in the complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM®.

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Avnet introduces Agate IoT solution in the Americas

Avnet, Inc. a global technology distributor, has introduced the Agate™ IoT Solution, a family of integrated kits designed to lower the cost of long-life connected gateway and network edge device development for OEMs.

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The smart home of the future is on our doorstep

Robot maids? Voice-activated appliances? Automatic meals? The smart home of the Jetsons, America’s favourite space-age family, is hovering ever closer to reality. And in 2016 it will arrive on our doorstep.

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NFC: Where’s it come from and where’s it going?

An exclusive conversation with the inventors of NFC.

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Smart Energy Collective initiates design of five smart grid projects

Arnhem, The Netherlands – All 26 partners of the Smart Energy Collective have signed a renewed coop-eration agreement approval the second phase of its smart grid initiative, which involves the development of five large-scale smart grid demonstration projects in the Netherlands.

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Turkcell, Huawei and NXP combine to launch Turkey’s first NFC-enabled smartphone

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL) working with NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) have selected the PN544 Near Field Communication (NFC) radio chip for Turkcell’s new T20 smartphone.

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