Arm announces Custom Instructions for embedded CPUs and Mbed OS Partner Governance

Arm CEO, Simon Segars has announced Arm Custom Instructions, a new feature for the Armv8-M architecture.

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Silicon Labs expands senior management team to drive growth

Silicon Labs, a provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world, announced two new executive appointments.

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Bluetooth 4.2, IEEE 802.15.4 and Wi-Fi combined with security, power management, and expandability

Arrow Electronics has extended its SmartEverything family with the Tiger board, featuring the NXP® Semiconductors Kinetis KW41Z multi-protocol wireless MCU for extremely low-power connected devices. Ready to kick-start development, the Tiger board provides an ideal platform for products like smart door locks, portable healthcare technology,

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A ‘digital seal’ for a wide range of products: Smartrac introduces Circus Tamper Loop tags

RFID and IoT solutions provider, Smartrac has announced its new Circus Tamper Loop tags specifically designed for tamper detection and authentication via NFC-enabled smartphones.

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Launch of £5 million UK hardware security Institute at Queen’s University Belfast

What: A £5 million (€5.62 million) multi-university Research Institute to improve hardware security and reduce vulnerability to cyber threats will be launched at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies, Queen’s University.

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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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NXP announces new automotive processing platform that brings future vehicles to market faster

NXP Semiconductors N.V, the supplier of automotive semiconductors, has announced an all new control and compute concept for connected, electric and autonomous cars. The NXP S32 platform is the world’s first fully-scalable automotive computing architecture.

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Farnell element14 introduces integrated colour display module with touch interface along with Android SDK

Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, has introduced an integrated colour display module with touch interface, along with the Android SDK (software development kit), for the WaRP7 development platform, which targets IoT and wearable applications.

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Transatel pleads for new pillars of IoT security

On May 22nd 2017, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) issued a position paper raising this very issue of IoT security. Together with major actors of the semiconductor industry (Infineon, NXP, STMicroelectonics), the agency warned of a “market failure” in IoT security so far: it’s important to act now.

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User interface designs ‘simplified’ with new Touch Sense solution for IoT applications from NXP

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has launched its new NXP Touch solution at the NXP FTF Tech Forum. It combines specialised touch software with the Touch Sense Interface (TSI) module available on the Kinetis KE15Z MCU along with a complete set of tools enabling designers to easily add touch to user interface designs

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u-blox, Commsignia and NXP collaborate for the rapidly growing V2X technology

V2X leaders u‑blox, Commsignia Inc and NXP Semiconductors, announced a strategic collaboration, in order to address the rapidly growing demand for reliable Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle‑to‑Infrastructure (V2I) technology.

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Microelectronics for connected production: Infineon launches “Productive4.0” research project

“Productive4.0”, the largest European research initiative to date in the field of Industry 4.0, was launched at Infineon Technologies in Dresden.

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Google unveils Cloud IoT Core service in beta to secure enterprise device management

Google has unveiled a new IoT management platform. Called Cloud IoT Core, it is a fully managed service that reportedly allows users “to easily and securely connect, manage, and ingest data from millions of globally dispersed devices”.

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NXP and Google Cloud use new Cloud IoT Core to connect and manage devices at a global scale

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that its Android Things platform supports the new Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service that allows users to easily and securely connect and manage devices at a global scale.

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congatec announces ComX standardisation initiative at ESEC 2017 to boost design efficiency

congatec, a technology company for embedded computer modules, single board computers and embedded design and manufacturing services, has announced an extended standardisation initiative ComX that goes beyond the current specifications for computer-on-modules.

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NXP unveils advanced TSN-enabled SoC for Industrial IoT

NXP Semiconductors™ N.V. a worldwide provider of advanced connectivity solutions, announced its newest QorIQ® Layerscape SoC, the LS1028A, integrating Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) capabilities based on the IEEE 802.1 standards.

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