SoftBank reportedly is prepping plans to go public with its domestic telecom division in an initial public offering that could raise more than $19 billion. SoftBank is expected to issue a call for proposals from securities firms that wish to be a part of the project.
5G's improved data transmission capabilities will grow the use of the internet of things and device-to-device communication, predicts Ed McLaughlin, CEO of Valderus. He asserts that the channel must be prepared for upcoming 5G regulations by doing research, being transparent with clients and creating a plan.
Infineon Technologies has purchased Merus Audio, a developer of energy-efficient integrated audio amplifiers based in Copenhagen, Denmark, for an undisclosed sum. The chipmaker is integrating the startup, founded in 2010, into its Power Management & Multimarket Division.
NXP Semiconductors brought out its GreenBox development platform for electric and hybrid vehicles. "Car [original equipment manufacturers] can start developing new hybrid and electric vehicle applications on NXP's S32 automotive processing multicore platform," said Ray Cornyn of NXP.
Researchers at the UK's University of Warwick report coming up with a device that can be put into a lithium-ion cell to provide real-time data on the cell's internal temperatures. With that information, the cell's charging time can be up to five times faster, according to the team.
Intel collaborated with researchers in Germany to develop the BrainScaleS, Loihi and SpiNNaker neuromorphic chip prototypes, which promise to accelerate artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. SpiNNaker has 144 Arm Cortex-M4 cores, capable of computing 36 billion instructions per second.
Movandi will work with Keysight Technologies, as the startup uses Keysight test equipment to validate its BeamX millimeter-wave front-end beamforming designs. Movandi has developed a radio-frequency IC and beamforming antenna array that could be used in 5G wireless connectivity.
Pro Design, a supplier of prototyping products for embedded systems, introduced the proFPGA ZU11EG, ZU17EG and ZU19EG modules for development and verification of system-on-a-chip device designs based on Arm's Cortex processor cores. The modules combine Xilinx's Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor SoCs with quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 and dual-core Arm Cortex-R5 processors.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a report that offers companies and federal agencies advice on security with the internet of things. The document encourages lawmakers to create a set of requirements for IoT security and supports the idea of a blockchain system to decentralize security systems.
Apple's iOS 11.2.6 update includes two bug fixes for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The company testing an update for iOS 11.3 that will allow users to decide whether they want to use a feature that throttles their device.