Raspberry Foundation updates Pi Compute Module with 3+

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an updated version of their Compute Module, moving the CM3 to the CM3+ standard. Their blog announced the new upgraded versions (Compute Module 3+ on sale now from $25) The SO-DIMM sized Compute Module provides a processor, storage and memory on the card. The Compute Module gets I/O via…

Raspberry Pi Foundation release updated Model A+

The Raspberry Pi foundation yesterday released a new iteration of the popular maker board. Previously updates have focused on the more capable networked Model B which has provided wired connectivity. This time around, they have updated the Model A+, previously a first generation Raspberry Pi product. However, with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, the…

Broadcom seeks to change Qualcomm’s board and mind.

Broadcom  is seeking to change Qualcomm‘s mind on the unsolicited merger announced recently. Qualcomm rejected the bid, and now Broadcom’s next step is seen. (Broadcom to Nominate Slate of 11 Independent, Highly Qualified Directors for Election at Qualcomm’s 2018 Annual Meeting) Broadcom is proposing 11 new board members to Qualcomm’s board at the Annual Meeting in…

Marvell has designs on Cavium

Chipmaker Marvell has announced its intention to acquire smaller rival Cavium for $6bn. (Marvell and Cavium to Combine Creating an Infrastructure Solutions Powerhouse.) This deal is dwarfed by the recent Broadcom announcement regarding Qualcomm but is for the same reasons. Unlike the Broadcom/Qualcomm deal, this is agreed upon by both sides. The deal offers $40…

Qualcomm doesn’t like Broadcom’s bid

Qualcomm has firmly rebuffed Broadcom‘s bid for them. (Broadcom plans $103bn takeover of Qualcomm.) In a strongly worded press-release Qualcomm’s Board of Directors have rejected Broadcom’s unsolicited bid, and stood behind CEO Steve Mollenkopf, and his plans for the future of Qualcomm. “The Board and Management are singularly focused on driving value for Qualcomm’s shareholders.…