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A Week in IoT: Broadcom mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm, as Ayla banks $60m Chinese backing

Broadcom Ltd. is rumoured to be considering a bid of up to US$100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg. As Jeremy Cowan writes, if it goes ahead this could be one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a chipmaker.

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Ahead of the curve: Commercial OEMs racing to factory-fit solutions

Commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have driven exponential growth in factory-fit telematics, new partnerships, and open platforms/marketplaces over the last two years according to ABI Research, a provider of emerging technology intelligence. (more…)

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VisionTrack launches video based telematics camera

Markerstudy-owned VisionTrack has launched a new video based telematics camera from November 2017, which it said will reduce costs associated with this technology. (more…)

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Renesas Electronics expands 3D graphics cluster market to entry-class cars with R-Car D3 system-on-chip

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its high-performance R-Car D3 automotive infotainment system system-on-chip (SoC), designed to expand the use of 3D graphics instrument clusters (3D clusters) that support 3D graphics displays in entry-class cars. The R-Car D3 achieves both high-performance graphic capabilities and contributes to significant reduction in overall system development cost. (more…)

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AT&T, Ford, Nokia and Qualcomm launch cellular-V2X connected car technology trials in the US

AT&T, Ford, Nokia, and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, are helping to accelerate the development of connected cars with the first announced Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) trials in the U.S. (more…)

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Bristol overtakes London as the United Kingdom’s leading smart city

A new white paper from Navigant Research, commissioned by Huawei, examines the strategy and execution of 20 leading smart cities in the United Kingdom, highlighting each city’s strategy, key projects, and overall readiness to execute its smart city vision. (more…)

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SunLink bolsters supply chain & logistics operations with new VP hires

With the continued expansion of SunLink Corporation’s mounting systems, services and software in realising its evolution into a full-scope solar energy solutions provider, the company announced the appointment of two operations executives – Gurmeet Grewal as vice president of Supply Chain and Logistics and Becky Sutro as vice president, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Quality. (more…)

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Working group focuses on sky-high potential of supply chain control towers

In today’s global marketplace, supply chains are becoming increasingly complex. Recognising the growing need for centralised control, planning and execution of supply chain activities across all supply chain partners,
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How remote access technology will transform the automotive industry: Part 2

As we saw the first 3 points in Part 1 yesterday, the remaining points of the article continue below.The automotive market is increasingly saturated and competitive, compelling car manufacturers to find new ways to differentiate themselves through the connected ‘experience’ they can offer, says Tom Blackie, head of Automotive at RealVNC. (more…)

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Six ways remote access technology will transform the automotive industry: Part 1

The automotive industry is set to undergo seismic changes. With the convergence of the IT and automotive industries, new and disruptive technologies, the rise of autonomous vehicles, customer demand for e-mobility, automotive firms are morphing into all-encompassing technology companies, says Tom Blackie, head of Automotive at RealVNC. (more…)

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