Global Electronics Giant Freescale Goes Public

By JDavis | 3/4/11 5:08 AM

In February, Freescale Semiconductor Holdings announced a $1.15 billion IPO as their corporate stock became available to the public for the very first time. As the world’s leading developer of embedded semiconductors, Freescale has dominated the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking, and wireless markets in more than 30 different countries. Including their most noteworthy role as the in-house chip supplier at Motorola, Freescale has built key components for the Razr, Apple’s notebook computers, and more.

The company’s reorganization is almost complete. Freescale has laid out many innovative plans for the near future, building up performance and credibility as they keep pace with the popular electronics including Kindle and Sony tablet readers.

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The Roughest, Toughest Canine Hunter -- Perfectly Engineered for the Military

By JDavis | 2/1/11 2:18 AM

What are they up to now? Some of the latest robot innovations from military contractors will astound you. Some of the top companies, funded by U.S. government projects, are releasing the latest generation of machines to be used for the military.

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Programming Flaw Could Allow Total PS3 Hacking

By JDavis | 12/30/10 7:25 AM

A team of hackers presenting at the recent 27th Annual Chaos Communication Conference appear to have exploited a programming flaw in Sony's Playstation 3 that could allow them to sign their own code on the console--giving them total control over the device.

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The New York Times Discusses Device Security with Mocana CEO

By JDavis | 12/27/10 4:37 AM

Reporting on the growing need to secure today's flood of connected, non-PC devices against the next wave of hacking and cyber-crime, The New York Times speaks to Mocana CEO Adrian Turner--citing Mocana's recent internet TV security study--about the current state of device security.

As reported in the Times,

"Consumer electronics makers as a class seem to be rushing to connect all their products to the Internet," said Adrian Turner, Mocana's chief executive. "I can tell you for a fact that the design teams at these companies have not put enough thought into security."

Providing examples of new security initiatives from companies such as Mocana, Symantec, and Layer 7 Technologies, the article describes the new era--which has already begun--in which hackers will increasingly focus their attention away from PCs, and direct it toward the new class of mobile, connected devices.

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BlackBerry Ban Coming to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia

By JDavis | 8/1/10 3:07 PM

While Research In Motion's BlackBerry handsets have found their ways into the briefcases and purses of professionals thanks to the platform's enterprise-ready security features, it is exactly those traits that officials in the United Arab Emirates seek to prohibit. Citing their inability to perform surveillance on BlackBerry devices being used, the Emirates' government and a state-sponsored telecom company called Etisalat have announced an upcoming ban on the use of BlackBerry Devices within UAE borders.

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