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Apple, Amazon and Google Announce Major Partnership to build Smart Devices Compatible With Each Other

Arch-rivals Apple, Amazon and Google announce major partnership to build smart devices compatible with each other.

 

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Apple, Amazon and Google announce major partnership to build smart devices compatible with each other.

Arch-rivals Apple, Amazon and Google have announced that they’re working with the Zigbee Alliance, a foundation that promotes standards for the Internet of Things, and its members including Samsung Electronics, Somfy SA and IKEA, on a new standard that will ensure their products work with one another.

 

The plan is to develop and promote the adoption of of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. Business Insider

Broadcom looking to sell its radio frequency wireless-chip unit.

American designer, developer, manufacturer and global supplier of semiconductor and infrastructure software products Broadcom is looking to sell one of its wireless-chip units, a move that would accelerate the company’s shift away from its roots as a semiconductor maker.

 

Broadcom is working with Credit Suisse to find a buyer for its radio-frequency unit, a segment of its wireless-chip business that makes filters used in cellphones to clarify signals, which could be worth $10bn. Reuters

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