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Three ways biometrics are unlocking the next-gen smart home

Over the years, the internet of things (IoT) has made us increasingly connected to our devices and to each other, making our lives more convenient, enjoyable, cost-effective and safe.

From energy meters and TVs to watches and security systems, many domestic devices are now fitted with the latest communication technology.Consumers are driving this trend, with research estimating that the smart home device market is set to grow from $55 billion in 2016 to $174 ...

Arm sold to Nvidia

In a move that could re-shape the semiconductor industry Arm is set to be be sold, by current owners Softbank, to Nvidia for $40bn.

Splitting down the middle?

After 40 years of engagement divisions between the US and China are becoming more obvious and acrimonious, and China is certainly less willing to accept US leadership than it was at the turn of the century.

SMIC in the firing line

SMIC, China’s biggest chipmaker, is facing potential US sanctions in an escalation of the on-going trade clash between the US and China.

Navigating lengthy component lead times

Lengthy component lead times have been a problem since before the global pandemic of COVID-19. Component shortages, political tensions and manufacturing limitations are just a few of the factors that have contributed to these extended, and often frustrating, lead times.

State of Wireless WAN Report

A newly published report –‘State of Wireless WAN’ - has found that 78% of companies use or plan to use LTE to provide WAN or internet connectivity, while 82% said that they believe 5G will deliver increased WAN speeds over the coming 12 months.

'One world. two systems'

​With the confrontation between China and the US continuing to escalate, are we seeing the beginnings of two separate global supply chains?

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