NXP and Freescale complete merger: NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor have completed the merger, previously announced in March 2015. The merger has created a high performance mixed signal semiconductor industry player, with combined revenue of over USD 10 billion. The merged entity will continue operations as NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Huawei and new batteries: Watt Lab, which belongs to the Central Research Institute at Huawei Technology Corporation Limited, unveiled their new quick charging lithium-ion batteries at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan. Using next generation technology, these new batteries have achieved a charging speed 10 times faster than that of normal batteries, reaching about 50% capacity in mere minutes.
Intel completes acquisition of Altera: Intel has completed the acquisition of Altera, which adds some muscle to Intel’s product portfolio and enables new classes of products in the high-growth data center and IoT market segments.
Qualcomm has decided on the future of company: The question whether or not Qualcomm will be stronger as a split or united company has received its answer – at least from the Board of Directors and management. Qualcomm has finished its review of the company’s corporate and financial structure. The review addressed the benefits and challenges of the existing structure, as well as considered alternatives for potentially enhancing stockholder value.
Loads of excitement predicted for 2016: The last 12 months have seen explosive growth and development in technology across the board, with a real crucible effect in wearable monitoring devices, home automation and the increasing viability of self-driving/autonomous cars.
Source: evertiq.com; Huawei