Month: October 2016

Qualcomm to Acquire NXP

qualcomm-1Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors have announced a definitive agreement under which Qualcomm will acquire NXP.

Pursuant to the agreement, a subsidiary of Qualcomm will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of NXP for $110 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $47 billion.

NXP is a leader in high-performance, mixed-signal semiconductor electronics, with innovative products and solutions and leadership positions in automotive, broad-based microcontrollers, secure identification, network processing and RF power. NXP also has leading positions in automotive infotainment, networking and safety systems, with solutions designed into 14 of the top 15 infotainment customers in 2016….Read More

Dr Jitendra Singh launches DoPT’s employees online app

jitendra-singh-pmoThe minister of state PMO, personnel, public grievances, pensions, atomic energy and space, Dr Jitendra Singh has launched Employees Online (EO) app. EO App is a mobile application of the department of personnel & training (DoPT), ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in hi-tech systems in the governance since department of personnel & training (DoPT) is the R&D wing of the government and acts as a role model to other ministries/departments, He said that it is essential that we move to a mobile platform, which is easily accessible anytime and anywhere.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that the EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum governance and minimum government….Read More


Qualcomm and Lumen sign wireless electric vehicle charging license

qualcomm-lumenQualcomm and Lumen Australia, a leading global supplier and integrator of electrical and electronic systems has entered into a wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement.

Lumen will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will commercialize WEVC systems for Plug in Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure companies. The agreement enables Lumen to develop, make, and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology.

Lumen is based in Asia-Pacific but represented globally through, manufacturing, technical and sales divisions and supported by the Global Centre of Excellence, situated in Melbourne, Australia. A leading developer of original equipment and genuine accessory electrical and electronic systems to the automotive sector, Lumen is working on multiple WEVC production programs across several industry segments…Read More

Sunil Bharti Mittal elected GSMA chairman

sunil-mittal-gsma-chairmanThe GSMA today announced that it has elected Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises, as chairman for the two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018.

As GSMA chairman, Mittal will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation, which represents nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.

A highlight of the week, GSMA chair-elect Mittal led the GSMA board delegation at a meeting with the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi. In a broad-ranging discussion, the meeting highlighted the pivotal role of mobile in delivering the government’s Digital India vision of broadband as a utility for every citizen, bringing digital and financial inclusion to every corner of the country….Read More


AWS adds cloud-related learning for AWS Educate

aws-educate-1Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced cloud-related learning capabilities for AWS Educate, a global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources they need to accelerate learning.

AWS Educate now offers students a more direct way to put their cloud knowledge to use with over 25 self-paced content modules known as “Cloud Career Pathways” which are made up of instructional videos, lab exercises, online courses, whitepapers and podcasts.

The Cloud Career Pathways align to four overarching job families, which are also represented in the new AWS Educate Job Board: Cloud Architect, Software Developer, Operations-Support Engineer, and Analytics and Big Data Specialist.

AWS Educate maps students’ academic training on AWS Educate, and their achievements in the Cloud Career Pathways to relevant internships and jobs posted on the AWS Educate Job Board, which features top employers, including Amazon, Cloudnexa, Instructure, Salesforce, Splunk, Udacity and more….Read More

Global IT spending to reach $3.5 tn in 2017: Gartner

global-it-2017Driven by growth in software and IT services revenue, global IT spending is forecast to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9 per cent from 2016 estimated spending of $3.4 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

The bright spot for IT industry has been the software and IT services segments. Software spending is projected to grow 6 per cent in 2016, and it will grow another 7.2 per cent in 2017 to total $357 billion.

IT services spending is on pace to grow 3.9 per cent in 2016 to reach $900 billion, and increase 4.8 per cent in 2017 to reach $943 billion.

“The immediate impact of Brexit has caused modest growth in IT spending to turn negative for 2016,” said John-David Lovelock, research vice president, Gartner.

“Without the UK, global IT spending growth would have been modestly positive at 0.2 per cent in 2016, but with the UK included, IT spending is expected to decrease 0.3 per cent. The immediate impact of the British pound will also cause the IT spending patterns to shift as prices for IT will increase,” added Lovelock….Read More

Zopo launches Color Series 4G dual-SIM smartphone Color F5

zopo-color-f5ZOPO has launched another Color Series 4G smartphone called as Color F5.

Measuring 144mm x 72.3mm x 8.5mm, the ZOPO Color F5 offers total comfort and ease of use, for a best possible user experience. Its beautifully textured metal frame has been crafted to produce an elegant looking smartphone, while keeping the best possible feel for the user by using only the best materials.

Color F5 comes equipped with fingerprint scanning technology, which allows users to control the device’s camera, gallery, app lock, and other significant features.

Apart from fingerprint scanning, ZOPO Color F5 smartphone comes with a barcode and QR code scanner, allowing users to scan barcodes and QR codes as and when they require….Read More