Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) introduced its newest smartphone platform that has been optimized for the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS), and it has been powered by the BCM21664T 1.2GHz HSPA+ cellular baseband. The 3G platform delivers strong performance capabilities at faster data speeds, and the BCM21664T and its turnkey design features the industry’s first dual-core HSPA+ processor for affordable smartphones. It also integrates Broadcom’s leading connectivity suite, and it is previously available only on higher-end Android devices.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM): According to Foxconn Electronics, Chairman Terry Guo stated that he thinks that Qualcomm, Sharp (SHCAY), and Foxconn have the potential to form the new triangle chain in the industry, according to DigiTimes. Furthermore, Guo continues to be convinced that Qualcomm’s new investment in Sharp and Foxcon’s product manufacturing ability, could catapult the the three companies to mutual benefit.
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EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) announced today that Partena, which is a Brussels-based social services organization providing 1.2 million individuals and 60,000 companies with payroll and human resource management, employment insurance, benefits management, etc., transformed its IT infrastructure with EMC(®) VNX(®) unified storageand EMC VPLEX(®) virtual storage as a means to address exponential data growth. Also, Partena has credited EMC with significant cost savings and eliminating infrastructure downtime.
Western Digital Corp. (NYSE:WDC) has become more proud of its new 4TB hard drives, so it isn’t surprising to see them end up in the company’s range of external storage products. The latest to get the spec bump is the My Book Live Duo, which is the dual-drive RAID box promising to keep memories safe if the worst happens. This range-topping 8TB edition could potentially cost $660, but it is also possible to purchase a 6TB unit for $440 and a 4TB box for $375.
VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) along with its corporate parent EMC intends to form a new business entity next year that would combine the two companies’ respective cloud platforms and products enabling the processing of big data. The new Pivotal Initiative is expected be led by Paul Maritz, who is the former VMware CEO who recently stepped down to become EMC’s chief strategy officer.
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