Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs threatened Palm with a patent lawsuit if it did not enter into an agreement in which the companies pledged not to hire employees from each other, unsealed court documents show.
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NXP Semiconductors is planning to cut 700 to 900 jobs as part of a reorganization to reduce costs of support services, the company said on Monday.
Computer technology accounted for more patent applications in recent years than any other industry sector tracked by the World Intellectual Property Organization, although the number of digital communication patent applications grew faster. Industrial design registrations are also growing -- and while Apple aggressively asserts its design rights in courtrooms, it does not file the most applications for such rights.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini will retire as an officer and director of the company in May, ending a four-decade career with the company.
Microsoft is suing Motorola Mobility in Germany over a mapping patent that Microsoft alleges covers the Google Maps app that ships on Motorola phones. The two parties met each other in the regional court of Munich on Thursday, where Microsoft announced it would also sue Google over the same patent.
Hewlett-Packard released two beta versions of its open source webOS on Friday: one for developers that runs on the Ubuntu Linux desktop, and one for the "OpenEmbedded" development environment, intended to help developers port webOS to new devices.
Following Intel and contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), Samsung Electronics will invest €779 million (US$976 million) in the Dutch chip manufacturing equipment maker ASML to further development of next-generation lithography technology that should enable faster and more power-efficient chips.
More than 95 percent of over 600 SAP systems tested by security firm Onapsis were vulnerable to espionage, sabotage and fraud, mainly because patches had not been applied, according to a researcher.
Samsung Electronics will be allowed to challenge the validity of an Apple patent before a decision is made on whether Samsung has infringed the patent, the Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany ruled Friday.
Cisco announced Thursday that it plans to acquire network analytics company Truviso for an undisclosed amount, in an effort to help users hone operational efficiencies.
Dell announced on Tuesday that it is planning to acquire SonicWall, a security vendor that specializes in firewalls, network security and antispam systems.
ARM has introduced a new chip design, the Cortex-M0+, which will be used to control or monitor objects like interactive fridges, car engine systems, smart lighting and medical monitoring equipment. The 32-bit processor uses about one-third of the energy used by existing 8- or 16- bit processors, according to ARM.The Cortex-M0+ is a microcontroller unit, a small computer with a processor core and memory on a single integrated circuit. It is designed for embedded systems, where there is an increasing demand for such chips in devices including smart sensors.
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