Hewlett-Packard Co.'s $1.5 billion deal to buy security company ArcSight Inc. is the latest effort by a major tech company to branch into newer businesses. Here is a look at some of the acquisitions over the past several months. July 1: Hewlett-Packard Co. completes its $1.2 billion acquisition of smart phone maker Palm Inc.
Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is unveiling the "beta" test version of Internet Explorer 9 on Wednesday, the first of a new generation of Web browser programs that tap into the powerful processors on board newer computers to make websites load and run faster.
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Microchip Technology Inc. announced the second annual Embedded Designers’ Forum (EDF), which is a series of training events where hardware and software engineers can learn about innovative technologies that will enable them to differentiate their products. This year’s EDF will showcase Smart Energy, with detailed instruction on the technologies driving intelligent, energy-efficient and connected applications that meet today’s growing demand for environmentally friendly products.
IBM today announced innovative new chip-making technology for power-management semiconductors – the company’s first foray into a segment seen as critical to the development of alternative energy sources, smart buildings and new consumer devices. IBM’s process integrates wireless communications into a single power-management chip, a first that can cut production costs (about 20%) to allow chip designers and manufacturers to create a new class of semiconductors – ultra-small and affordable chips that control power usage while they communicate in real-time with systems used to monitor “smart” buildings, energy grids and transportation systems.
Dust Networks and Emerson Process Management Partner to Deliver FIPS-197 Advanced Encryption Standard Certified SolutionsSeptember 16, 2010 6:59 am | Comments
HAYWARD, Calif. & AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dust Networks® and Emerson Process Management , an Emerson business, recently announced that Emerson’s Smart Wireless solutions, using Dust Networks’ SmartMesh® IA-510 wireless sensor networking, have been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to meet government Federal Information Processing Standard-197 (FIPS-197) requirements.
WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wireless consumer advocacy coalition MyWireless.org has applauded the leadership of Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN), after the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law successfully marked-up H.R. 1521, the bipartisan Lofgren-Franks 'Cell Tax Fairness Act.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you're thinking of buying a 3-D television set this year based on the belief that you'll be able to purchase a lot of the 3-D movies that have hit theaters in the past few years, think again. U.K. research firm Screen Digest says 70 percent of the 25 3-D movies expected to be available this holiday season will be tied to the purchase of a TV from a certain manufacturer.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sound ID, an innovator in combining knowledge of the human ear with the latest wireless technology, today announced three additions to the company’s 5 Series product line - the Sound ID 520 Bluetooth headset, the Sound ID 512 Bluetooth headset and the Sound ID 500 Bluetooth headset.
NOVATO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Solutions® announced that the RoxioNow™ premium entertainment platform has been selected by MStar Semiconductor, Inc. for inclusion in its advanced SoC solutions, which will be used in upcoming connected HDTVs. The integration will enable consumers to instantly stream a broad catalog of premium digital entertainment on next-generation devices from a range of manufacturers.
RICHARDSON, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- Sipera Systems, the leader in real-time Unified Communications (UC) enablement and security, today announced a partnership with NACR (North American Communications Resource, Inc.), a leading provider of comprehensive communications solutions. Working together, Sipera and NACR provide enterprises with comprehensively secured UC systems, including the ability to secure a variety of smartphones.
Sweden's Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) Selects FlexNet-Four Radios for Tactical Data Radio SystemSeptember 15, 2010 6:38 am | Comments
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Swedish FMV has placed an initial production order worth $20.7 million for FlexNet™-Four software defined radios to support the country’s Tactical Data Radio System (TDRS) program for advanced ground mobile communications. “The FlexNet-Four radio provides the TDRS with the ability to handle larger networks while providing the Swedish Armed Forces with mobile wireless networking in a self-contained communications system,” said Bruce King, vice president and general manager of Surface Solutions for Rockwell Collins.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Daintree Networks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative wireless control solutions for energy-smart buildings, today announced the commercial availability of ControlScope™, a wireless lighting control platform designed to enable lighting manufacturers and solution providers to bring more cost-effective, easy-to-implement lighting systems to market.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Brocade® today announced Brocade Network Advisor, the industry’s first and only unified network management platform for SAN and IP networks. The new platform provides a single, easy-to-use management solution across Brocade Fibre Channel SANs, IP networks, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) networks, wireless networks and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Rocky Mountain Ventures Company has chosen to launch its commercial product, the Capture-ID™ mobile scanner, at DEMO Fall 2010, taking place in Santa Clara, CA. The Capture-ID™ mobile scanner is wireless, accurate, and reliable for digital capture of documents and identity information away from the desk.
MIPI Alliance today announced the formation of a new Battery Interface working group, targeting such issues as counterfeit batteries, consumer safety and power management. Comprised of companies spanning the mobile ecosystem, the working group will develop new specifications for the mobile battery interface system.