Intel is reportedly in talks for a $10 billion-plus takeover of basestation chipmaker Altera.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday afternoon that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) is in talks to buy Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR). Terms and timing on the deal are not known. It would be a massive acquisition for Intel, as Altera currently has a market cap of $10.4 billion.
Want to know more about wireless chip challenges and strategies? These will be just some of the many topics covered at Light Reading's second Big Telecom Event on June 9-10 in Chicago. Get yourself registered today or get left behind!
Silicon-related M&A is picking up, with M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. acquiring several vendors recently. The Intel acquisition could be the latest entry in an already busy acquisitions market. (See Chip M&A: What's Next for MACOM?)
jabailo, User Rank: Light Sabre 4/7/2015 | 11:58:25 AM
Re: Intel and LTE Well remember the NT kernel is a hybrid...at the core of its design a microkernel but with some external processes embedded in it. Still potentially smaller than a linux macro-kernel and closer to Mach in architecture. This speaks well to a IoT design where you want a small footprint, but at the same time might want closely coupled in-kernel features for speed, but not everything.
MordyK, User Rank: Light Sabre 4/6/2015 | 11:08:07 PM
Re: Intel and LTE unless they made the commitment to open source in their agreement the comment still stands. there' also the issue of Windows Emebedded being a notoriously large kernel which bodes ill for minituarized devices.
I'm not trying to criticize, just kinda marveling out loud...
jabailo, User Rank: Light Sabre 4/6/2015 | 10:01:57 PM
Re: Intel and LTE Maybe some day:
Open-source Windows? The unthinkable is already happening, says Microsoft
According to Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich, a future that includes an open-source Windows could happen. "It's definitely possible," Russinovich reportedly told an audience at the ChefCon conference in Santa Clara this week. "It's a new Microsoft."
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.