The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association responsible for advancing Bluetooth wireless technology, announced the adoption of Core Specification Version 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) on Monday. Key enhancements in Bluetooth Core Version 2.1 +EDR include improved pairing between devices, security enhancements, support for NFC technology that would allow a user to hold two [...]
Qualcomm has announced it will purchase UK-based chip maker and Bluetooth innovator CSR for approximately $2.5 billion in a bid to capitalise on the Internet of Things (IoT). The chip giant said the acquisition will strengthen its product offering and add channels and customers in the IoT and automotive infotainment markets.
Handset giant Samsung has acquired UK chipmaker CSR’s handset technology development business in a deal worth $310m. The acquisition is part of Samsung’s “complete platform strategy”, according to analysts, as the Korean vendor looks to cut its dependency on external silicon suppliers.
UK-based Bluetooth chip specialist CSR has acquired two location specialists for an initial $75m and is pledging to reduce the cost of its GPS chipset to under $1. CSR is paying $40m for Sweden’s NordNav, although this figure could rise to $75m if the GPS specialist meets certain performance targets. The second firm named in [...]
It’s time to let the market decide Issue 119 March 2005 Featuring: Corporate Social Responsibility: It’s not jsut about PR 3GSM Roundup: Youthful markets emerge, adult content uncovered