Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) made the announcement of a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor for low-end smartphones running Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. Broadcom is a designer of chips for mid-range smartphones, and it has released three processors that are based on ARM’s Cortex A9 design, which offers support for high-definition video and 3G connectivity. The firm has also stated that the trio of chips are to be pitched to smartphone makers hoping to produce smartphones that support 3G connectivity without it being necessary to develop their own chip designs.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has announced that Qualcomm Labs, Recruit Holdings, Dentsu, and their joint venture, Blogwatcher, have begun a collaboration to license the Gimbal context awareness solution, exclusively for certain geofence and interest profile capabilities to be distribute mainly in Japan. This announcement with Recruit, Dentsu, and Blogwatcher represents the first large-scale use of Qualcomm Labs’ advanced context awareness technology. The Gimbal solution is able to provide always-on, low-power tools for geofencing and interest triggers. The apps that have incorporated the Gimbal solution have the ability to offer end-users increasingly relevant, personal, timely and useful experiences, data and content based upon the end-user’s location, activities and interests.
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Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS): Ben Jun, who is the vice president and chief technology officer of Cryptography Research, Inc. (NYSE:CRI), a division of Rambus, is to take part in an expert panel at The Amphion Forum 2012. Jun is expected to give his extensive expertise on the panel, “2013 – When Devices Take Over.” The session continues to be in line with the overall theme of the show, and it will cover security implications of the “Internet of Things,” now covering billions of devices globally that are connected to the Internet. This is to be held on Wednesday, December 5 at 8:30 a.m. PT, at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.
ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH): Nomura has stated that Apple’a move from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) processors to its own ARM Holdings-based chipsets could potentially add to the company’s profitability. Additionally, the firm has mentioned that ARM chips could provide improved power and efficiency, which in turn, would allow for closer integration with the iPad.
Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) announced today that its customer base has been growing, as thousands of customers have signed up monthly for the company’s open cloud services. Since the complete suite of OpenStack ® based cloud solutions are now in full production, Rackspace has begun to offer an open, fast, and simple cloud experience by providing customers with true choice and control minus any fear of being locked-in to proprietary technologies.