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Avago buys Broadcom for $37bn to create IoT chip dream team

Avago is buying Broadcom for $37bn to create an IoT giant

It seems every corner of the mobile market is consolidating right now and semiconductors are clearly no exception, with digital signal processing chip maker Avago acquiring communications chip company Broadcom for $37bn, reports Telecoms.com.

Red Hat bolsters cross-vendor compatibility of ARM datacentre architecture

ARM incumbents are keen to ensure the architecture stays competitive in the datacentre

Red Hat announced this week that its ARM Partner Early Access Programme, launched six months ago with the aim of facilitating partner system designs based on the 64-bit capable ARMv8-A architecture, has completed a critical hardware enablement phase.

Vendors develop open source framework for Internet of Things

Open source will be a big feature in IoT tech

A collaboration of industry vendors took form on Tuesday with the inauguration of a consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining connectivity requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT).

Google, Arista, Microsoft release cloud-centric Ethernet standards

The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, which consists of some of the world's largest networking and cloud companies, have released a specification that optimises the Ethernet standard for internal datacentre traffic

A consortium of networking and cloud computing firms including Google, Broadcom, Arista Networks and Microsoft announced the availability of a specification optimised to allow datacentre networks to run over a 25 or 50 Gbps Ethernet link protocol. The companies claim the standard will enable more cost-efficient networking and better support the performance requirements of cloud services.

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