Qualcomm, known more for their chips than devices, will release its own SmartWatch in the fall say analysts.Read More >
Sources say Amazon maybe be close to acquiring Texas Instruments’ OMAP chip division, giving the company in-house design capabilities for its upcoming Kindle-line of products. Previously, DeviceLine reported on Amazon's rumored line of mobile phones.
The Israeli site Calcalist says that TI has been open about getting rid of its OMAP division. If Amazon is to become the owner, this could make Barnes & Noble particularly vulnerable since its Nook line of products also uses OMAP chips.Read More >
On Tuesday, at CES, Qualcomm announced the launch of a $10 million global competition XPrize aimed at empowering personal healthcare. The goal is to produce a working "tricorder," a device similar to the gadget first used on the 1960's television and later film franchise Star Trek. The stated goal is to produce "the equivalent of a board of physicians in your pocket, wireless sensors and imaging, you will be able to assess health and determine health care needs with a device in the palm of your hand." The competition was previously announced last year.Read More >