Intel losing billions on tablet and smartphone chips

Intel losing billions on tablet and smartphone chips

Intel is still having hard time competing in the mobile chip business, which is still dominated by Qualcomm and few smaller rivals like MediaTek, NVidia, Allrunner, RockChip and others. In addition, we also have an increasing number of handset makers relying on their own solutions, including Apple, Samsung and Huawei, with ZTE and LG looking…

Amazon acquires comiXology!

Amazon acquires comiXology!

Amazon is acquiring digital comics platform comiXology. No numbers have been mentioned in the press release, but chances are the retail giant / infrastructure provider had to pay a hefty premium for the service that has been operating for so long. ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all…

Apple acquires Novauris to make Siri better understand what you’re saying

Apple acquires Novauris to make Siri better understand what you're saying

Apple keeps acquiring companies left and right to make its products better. Their latest target is speech recognition technology company called Novauris. As that’s usually the case with Apple’s acquisitions, terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it’s only obvious that Cupertino boys want to use Novauris’ technology to “help” Siri better understand what…

Lenovo acquires patents from NEC

Lenovo acquires patents from NEC

At one point we thought that Lenovo could acquire NEC. Apparently, the Chinese firm isn’t looking for the Japanese company’s handset portfolio, but its patents. We’ve no information how much Lenovo paid for the privilege, but we do know they got NEC’s 3,800+ patent families filed in numerous countries around the world. The portfolio includes…

Apple looking to acquire chipmaker Renesas SP Drivers

Renesas SP Drivers

Apple is apparently looking to acquire Japan-based chip maker for smartphone displays, Renesas SP Drivers. According to a Nikkei report, the Cupertino-based giant is already in talks to buy 55% stake for 50 billion yen ($479 million) in a move that would make it less dependent from some other companies from its supply chain (read:…

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