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12/8/2017

Qualcomm and BlackBerry are growing their partnership to include efforts in the connected-automotive market. BlackBerry has developed a software that runs complex systems in vehicles, but announced it will use Qualcomm hardware technology for such things as electronic control gateways, virtual cockpit controllers and infotainment systems.

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12/8/2017

Salesforce is set to become the latest company to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a group that manages open-source container management program Kubernetes.

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12/8/2017

The EU is expected to send a submission to the US Supreme Court regarding the case involving Microsoft's data-protection services. Although the document is not expected to support either party involved in the litigation, critics are concerned that the case could make customers uneasy about using cloud services.

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Reuters
12/8/2017

As smart city projects tap into new streams of sensitive data, the consequences of inadequate defenses become even more severe. A concerted effort will be required to implement strong cybersecurity fundamentals. The CompTIA research report "Building Smarter Cities and Communities" details what's necessary. For a free copy of the report visit CompTIA Insight & Tools.

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12/8/2017

If you're ready for a career in IT, CompTIA is ready to help. The CompTIA A+ On-Ramp is a free online course designed to simplify the certification process. It includes three classes that are recorded and available online, anytime on your computer or mobile device. To register or to learn more, visit CompTIA A+ On-Ramp.

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12/8/2017

The CompTIA Association for IT Professionals is the go-to resource for individuals seeking to start, grow or advance a career in technology. Membership benefits include an exclusive career portal with data on salaries and in-demand skills, business skills training by Lynda.com, member discounts, access to local chapters and more. Visit CompTIA AITP to learn more.

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12/8/2017

Qualcomm and MediaTek will provide system-on-a-chip devices for Android Oreo (Go edition), Google's mobile operating system for entry-level smartphones. MediaTek says its MT6739, MT6737, MT6580 and other SoCs have board support packages for Android Go, which has Go versions of the main Google app, Google Maps, Gmail and Google Assistant.

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EE Times
12/8/2017

Toshiba and Western Digital have reached an agreement in principle to resolve the legal dispute over Toshiba's proposed $18 billion sale of its semiconductor business to a bidding consortium led by Bain Capital, Reuters reports, citing sources with direct knowledge of the talks. A framework for a legal settlement has reportedly been approved by the Toshiba board, with the goal of coming to a final deal next week.

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12/8/2017

Fujitsu has made it possible to bond single-crystal diamond material to a silicon carbide substrate at room temperature. The advance will help improve heat dissipation in high-power gallium nitride high-electron-mobility transistors, making them more stable, it was said.

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12/8/2017

Researchers in Germany report an advance in lithium plating, a process that can limit the charging current in lithium-ion batteries and sometimes lead to those batteries catching fire. The team used electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy to uncover previously unknown aspects of the lithium plating process.

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