Category: Handsets & Devices


SK hynix plots Arm swoop

Less than two months after Nvidia gave up its dream to own Arm, the chip designer could already be back in play.

Dyson invents the air purifying headphones

Dyson, the UK manufacturer made famous by selling upmarket vacuums based on jet engines or something like that, has unveiled a set of headphones that also blow purified air into your mouth.

The smartwatch market hit record levels in 2021

The highest ever quarterly global shipments for smartwatches was recorded in Q4 2021 driven partly by cheaper devices and growth in India, claims industry analyst Counterpoint Research.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live from MWC 2022

This special episode of the pod was recorded on the Orange stand at Mobile World Congress 2022 so, technically, it’s not ‘live’ but you know what we mean. Scott decides to tag-team three guests and starts by chatting to Phillipe Lucas of Orange to get his impressions of this first full version of the show for three years. That line of conversation is carried over to friend of the Pod Mary Clark and then Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Andrew Wooden, with Iain Morris of Light Reading apparently having better things to do than turn up.

AMD completes purchase of Xilinx

US chip vendor AMD has acquired fellow semiconductor player Xilinx for around $50 billion, in what it describes as the largest ever merger in the sector.

Does Matter really matter?

Matter – the connectivity standard backed by tech’s heavy hitters – is designed to make the smart home concept more appealing and feasible, but will anyone outside the industry care?

CES 2022: Behold the parade of weird tech

From finger nibbling robots to health monitoring light bulbs, CES 2022 has delivered its usual line up of innovative if eyebrow raising products. Here’s our list of the most peculiar.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, chips and big tech

Pausing only to reflect on the latest rona drama and a top night out with Huawei, the lads revert back to the hot topic of OpenRAN to kick off this week’s pod. They then move on to the semiconductor sector, which grows more central to the global economy with every passing day, before concluding with a look at the latest moan from operators for big tech to contribute to the cost of networks.

Polls

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