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The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly According to Buzz Marketing Group, the days of Apple dominating the hands of the teen crowd have come to an end. Other newer models such as the Samsung Galaxy or Microsoft Surface are gradually winning over younger generations tired of the repetitive Apple formula, Forbes reports.  Read Original Content Apple and Google have long dominated the smartphone market, but Tizen is rising to ... (more)

McNealy: "Sun Does Not Favor Mega-Mergers"

According to Sun, its mergers and acquisitions – unlike Oracle's, Adobe's, and AT&T's – aren't quick fixes aimed at instantly growing its customer base. They're "thoughtful, strategic acquisitions that complement and enhance our historic strengths." Sun Microsystems, McNealy claims in a memo sent to Sun's customers this week, takes a different approach from the rest of the industry giants. But hold on. Sun has completed no fewer than nine acquisitions during the past three years. McNealy points out as much in his memo. So what's so different between its approach and the approach of, say, Adobe/Macromedia, Oracle/PeopleSoft, HP/Compaq, and the pending AT&T/SBC deal? According to McNealy, it's this: "Our team ... looks to acquire companies that will give Sun a strategic advantage in terms of intellectual property, new technologies, and human capital. We are looking ... (more)

Sun Charts New Territory For Open Source With OpenSPARC Project

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the OpenSPARC project to open source its new breakthrough UltraSPARC(R) T1 processor design point. Sun also announced plans to publish specifications for the UltraSPARC-based chip, including the source of the design expressed in Verilog, a verification suite and simulation models, instruction set architecture specification (UltraSPARC Architecture 2005) and a Solaris OS port. The goal is to enable community members to build on proven technology at a markedly lower cost and to innovate freely. The source code will be released under an Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved open source license. With this ground breaking move to open source the UltraSPARC T1 code, Sun hopes to spur innovation for massively-threaded systems and “system-on-a-chip” design through increased participation in processor architecture development and ... (more)

Sun Creates Independent OpenSPARC Advisory Board, Includes New Linux Distribution

Sun Microsystems announced the creation of an independent OpenSPARC Community Advisory Board. The board is chartered with setting the direction for OpenSPARC, a community that fosters the creation of tools and derivative chip designs based on Sun's breakthrough UltraSPARC T1 processor. The community now includes a new GNU/Linux distribution, Gentoo Linux, which is supporting UltraSPARC T1 in the latest release of its popular open source operating system (OS), and the first published derivative of the chip design from Simply RISC. "To grow we can't just rely on upgrading our installed base, we have to go after new customers, and that's what open source helps us do," said John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun's systems group. "OpenSolaris is clearly a runaway hit, and the OpenSPARC program helps us accelerate our adoption rate into the new, emerging Web 2.0 mar... (more)

Virtualization - AMD Kills Montreal for Istanbul

AMD has rethought its roadmap and, given its limited resources and near-death experience with Barcelona, it’s scrubbing Montreal, the eight-core chip that was supposed to follow Shanghai, the chip after Barcelona, and substituting a six-core part code named Istanbul to be followed by a 12-core part called Magny-Cours. Speculation has also been rife this week that AMD would finally tease out its so-called asset-lite manufacturing plans, some kind of cost-saving outsourcing scheme, at its shareholders meeting Thursday, chatter that has flamed into speculation that it will break in two – a manufacturing business and a chip design and development operation. It didn’t have a thing to say on either asset-lite, a notion AMD CEO Hector Ruiz first dangled without explaining a year ago, or any restructuring at the meeting. Now there are rumors of a manufactur... (more)

Orchid Technologies: Power-PC- Based AdvancedTCA Carrier Blade

Orchid Technologies on Ulitzer Orchid Technologies Engineering & Consulting, Completes the Development of a High-speed AdvancedTCA Carrier Blade Design based on a Freescale Power-PC MPC8548 supported by 400MHz DDR2 RAM design. The AdvancedTCA Carrier Blade electronics design demands the most from any engineering team. The 32-bit, 1.3 GHz processor with 48 lanes of PCI Express peripheral support and fat-pipe I/O support is a performance champion. The design also has customized Zone 3 RTM connectivity. In addition, Renasas SH8-based IPMI resource management supports over 200 Watts of on-board hot-swap power control making this ATCA Blade highly reliable. "AdvancedTCA and microTCA architectures are intended for demanding, high availability applications," says Paul Nickelsberg, President and CTO at Orchid Technologies. "Orchid’s early success with AdvancedTCA and microT... (more)

Nehalem Goes Mainstream

Intel's Lynnfield chips, the widgets meant to drive its newfangled Nehalem architecture into the mainstream, arrived on Tuesday. The new dumbed-down 45nm arrivals include three quad-core desktop devices officially designated the Core i5 750, i7 860 and i7 870 clocking 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz and 2.93GHz respectively and priced, respectively, at $196, $284 and $562 in quantity, the 800-series i7 being cheaper than the existing carriage trade i7 900-series, which starts at ~$280. The difference between the 800-series and the 900-series rests with the width of the built-in memory interface and the amount of RAM throughput and the number of processing threads supported. Mercury Research thinks the chips could entice people to upgrade. Oh, yes, and let's not forget the desktop's P55 express chipset, which Intel claims incorporates "the most revolutionary design changes since the ... (more)

Tilera Begins Unveiling Its Gen3 Many-Core Chips

Tilera, the many-core processor start-up, is drumming up business for its third-generation hydra-headed chips, expecting to have samples ready this summer, a tad late but, hey, nobody ever said this stuff was easy. The company's 40nm Tile-Gx line is meant to be available with 16, 36, 64 and 100 64-bit RISC cores on a single die. Tilera segments the market, optimizing chips by where they're bound. Marketing VP Troy Bailey says that "Networking applications need maximum throughput and lots of I/O in a dense form factor, while the cloud computing market wants the best performance-per-watt in order to save energy and cooling costs. And multimedia calls for a balance of high-performance signal processing and I/O. We have created three different processor series to accommodate these varying requirements." The Gx 8000s Tilera's promoting right now are targeted at demanding ... (more)

IBM Taps Global Network of Innovation Centers to Fuel Linux on Power Systems for Big Data and Cloud Computing

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the LinuxCon North America conference today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it is tapping into its global network of over 50 IBM Innovation Centers and IBM Client Centers to help IBM Business Partners, IT professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs develop and deliver new Big Data and cloud computing software applications for clients using Linux on IBM Power Systems servers.  Last year IBM committed $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies for its Power Systems servers including the opening of five new Power Systems Linux Centers in Beijing, China, New York, New York, Austin, Texas, Montpelier, France and Tokyo, Japan.  Today over 1500 ISV applications are available for Linux on Power, fueled in part by work performed at these centers. IBM is adding Power Systems Linux services to its Innovation and Client Centers t... (more)

PR Newswire Summary of Technology Copy, Sept. 10, 2007

Following is a summary of high technology news releases transmitted today by PR Newswire. The full text of these releases is available at the PR Newswire for Journalists, http://media.prnewswire.com/. NEM004 09/10/2007 00:00 r f ThomsonScient-nobel (PHILADELPHIA and LONDON) Thomson Scientific Predicts Nobel Laureates AQM061 09/10/2007 00:01 r f WA-Microsoft-Health (REDMOND) Microsoft Helps Developers of Clinical User Interfaces Improve Efficiency, Patient Safety With Free Toolkit LAM081 09/10/2007 00:01 r f CA-Epson-printers (LONG BEACH) Epson America Announces New Line of Stylus Pro Wide Format Printers LAM082 09/10/2007 00:01 r f CA-Epson-new-printer (LONG BEACH) Epson America Expands Its Professional Line of Printers to 64-Inch Wide Format With Introduction of Epson Stylus Pro 11880 AQM166 09/10/2007 00:02 r f CA-Sun-Microsystems (SANTA CLARA) Sun Announces Worl... (more)

Denali Software Announces Availability of MMAV 2008 Verification IP

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced the availability of the new MMAV 2008 packaging, the most widely-used memory verification IP product. Denali's MMAV has become an industry-standard solution for verifying memory interfaces and ensuring system correctness. This latest package release provides a complete and an accurate solution for simulating memories, including support for most of the memory technologies, including DRAM, SRAM, Flash, and Card memories, and several standard protocols. Verification engineers can utilize MMAV memory verification IP early on in their design cycles, minimizing the risks of non-compliance and ensuring chip success. "Denali continues to strive to deliver the highest-quality of simulation mo... (more)