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December 11, 2012
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  • Intel details chip designs to speed mobile devices
    Intel has detailed how it will adapt new 3D chip designs for smartphones and tablets, a breakthrough the company believes will enable it to better compete with Qualcomm and other chipmakers in the wireless device market. The company, which is expected to use the 22-nanometer system-on-a-chip process for its line of Atom processors, disclosed its findings in a technical paper Monday. Reuters (12/10), The Wall Street Journal (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Carriers pony up salaries to ensure FiberTower service
    Several U.S. carriers have contributed $600,000 to make sure workers at the bankrupt FiberTower get paid and phone services continue unabated. A bankruptcy court judge must still approve the payments from such carriers as AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel that are designed to keep employees with valuable experience on the job. "There is a very real and significant possibility that the majority of the [the company's] employees will promptly leave to find employment elsewhere, with businesses that are on-going," FiberTower attorney Jason Brookner said in court papers. Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.)/Dow Jones Newswires (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Milch replaces Tauke as Verizon's chief D.C. figure
    Verizon Communications executive Thomas Tauke is leaving his Washington, D.C., post to advise CEO Lowell McAdam on legislative strategy and will be replaced by Randal Milch, whom the company named as the new executive vice president of global public policy. As the carrier's top figure in Washington, Milch will play a major role in shaping the company's legislative policies. The Washington Post/Post Tech blog (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SuVolta chips are said to use one-half less power
    SuVolta has developed a technology called Deeply Depleted Channel that it touts as capable of reducing a chip's power usage by up to 50%, making such chips suitable for use in smartphones and tablet computers. Fujitsu Semiconductor is fabricating chips for the venture-funded startup, which expects to offer its devices for sale in the first half of next year. VentureBeat (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysts see consumers as big winners of churning chipset market
    Smartphone owners will benefit from the turmoil among the global mobile chipset vendors, say analysts who predict that the fallout will result in more advanced high-end smartphones and less costly budget handsets. "It will give the smartphone vendors better control of their products. That will allow for better integration between hardware and software, which will result in a better user experience," said Malik Saadi with Informa Telecoms & Media, a market research firm. Network World/IDG News Service (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Use of health care apps still lags
    The adoption of health care applications still lags despite the contributions of devices such as smartphones to patients' care, according to a report by the Bipartisan Policy Center. The report found obstacles include consumers' low awareness about apps and the need for further innovation in creating apps. Healthcare IT News (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How the wireless industry protects consumer privacy
    In today's wireless industry, consumers have a variety of choices from a number of companies, whether it's content developers, application creators, device manufacturers or the carriers. The assortment of options is why the U.S. wireless industry is robustly competitive and innovative. At the same time, consumers must take the time to review each app, service and product they use on their mobile devices to know how their personal information, including location, may be used. CTIA explains some of the offerings the wireless industry provides to help consumers protect their privacy. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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