Foxconn Technology Group and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. are among the key suppliers to Apple possibly considering whether they want an equity stake in Arm Holdings, which is up for sale, the Nikkei reports. Apple itself, Huawei Technologies, Nvidia and Qualcomm are among the chip design companies that depend on Arm's semiconductor intellectual property for processors going into mobile devices, sources note.
Maggy, a Belgian company, chose the Bluetooth system-in-package module technology from Silicon Labs for a wearable gadget that will alert people to social distancing requirements. The wearable is meant for workplaces where distancing is difficult, such as pharmaceutical, logistical and industrial environments.
Marvell Technology Group brought out Ethernet switches and PHY offerings targeting enterprise edge applications, while providing analytics, security and visibility. "These deployment use cases are driving emerging requirements in terms of security, analytics, visibility and automation," says Sameh Boujelbene of Dell'Oro Group, a telecommunications market research firm.
Toshiba worked with MikroElektronika to supply motor driver chips that can be used on Click format printed circuit boards. The technology enables professional prototyping of new products that can't be handled with Arduino and Raspberry Pi boards.
Codasip collaborated with Metrics Design Automation to integrate Codasip's Pro SweRV Core support package with Metrics' SystemVerilog RTL Simulation Platform. The combination is meant to make verification of register-transfer level abstractions easier in application-specific integrated circuit design.
A hacking group called Deceptikons APT has been targeting law firms for years by attempting to spear-phish and infect host computers, reports cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. A Kaspersky briefing states that the group's motivations likely include "obtaining specific financial information, details of negotiations, and perhaps even evidence of the law firms' clientele."
Samsung's virtual Galaxy Unpacked event streamed live from South Korea this morning, giving viewers a glimpse into the newest additions to the brand lineup, which included the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G smartphone, with a return to the original Fold book-style design; the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra; and the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus, the first 5G tablets in the US. On the wearable front, Samsung debuted the Galaxy Watch3 with upgraded oxygen measuring and sleep-tracking features, as well as the Galaxy Buds Live, which promise revamped audio quality.
Google Assistant has added tools to help at-home learners stay on track and create a school-esque environment, including a Family Bell feature that reminds everyone to take a break or switch lessons. For a more personalized experience, new broadcast controls can limit which devices transmit messages.
Samsung reportedly will manufacture Google's new chip for tracking movement, which, given Google's interest in acquiring Fitbit, may end up as hardware for the wearable, writes tech columnist Ben Schoon. Samsung will also be producing Cisco's next-gen chip.
Sony Electronics has announced the 10,000-lumen VPL-GTZ380, the highest-brightness model in its lineup of native 4K (4096 x 2160) SXRD models. Learn more about this projector and other Sony solutions at the 2020 AV/IT Summit tomorrow, Aug. 6.