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Non-wireless business propels Nokia to improve outlook

Nokia slightly improved its full-year outlook after delivering a healthy quarter, driven mainly by its network infrastructure and licensing business groups, partly offset by weakness in the mobile networks business.

Google to power new Pixel phones with own chip

Google will use a custom chip designed in house to power the next generation flagship Pixel smartphones, following in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung to rid themselves of the perceived limitations of off-the-shelf offerings.

Qualcomm outlines plans to provide 1000x more capacity

Silicon vendor Qualcomm has outlined plans to drastically increase capacity in mobile networks. The vendor believes that, by using its technology, operators will be able to provide a thousand times more bandwidth capacity than today, while also reducing costs.

Broadcom acquires NetLogic Microsystems in $3.7bn deal

Semiconductor vendor Broadcom has announced it will acquire NetLogic Microsystems for around $3.7 billion. While Broadcom specialises in creating solutions for wired and wireless communications, NetLogic creates high performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next generation networks.

TI to acquire National Semiconductor for $6.5bn

Silicon vendor Texas Instruments (TI) has announced that it is to acquire fellow semiconductor player National Semiconductor in an all-cash deal that values National at $6.5bn. TI said the deal had the unanimous approval of the boards of both companies and is expected to close in the final quarter of the year.

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