RIP: Sir Charles Kuen Kao – Fiber Optic Pioneer

This week marks the death of Sir Charles Kuen Kao, one of modern networking’s pioneers. He died on Sunday 23 September 2018, aged 84. Born in Shanghai in 1933, Charles Kao moved later to Hong Kong where he completed his secondary education. He came to the UK to gain a Bachelor of Engineering degree. In…

Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5bn

Microsoft has splashed out again. They have just acquired open-source source code management and sharing platform GitHub for $7.5bn. GitHub has a community of 28 million developers and hosts 85 million repositories of code. GitHub is used to host some of the most significant open-source projects, including Ansible, Kubernetes and many others. Microsoft’s last major purchase was…

Broadcom plans $103bn takeover of Qualcomm

Having announced a move of their headquarters to the US, Broadcom  is now targeting another chipmaker for a takeover. Even with the Brocade deal stuck in CIFUS negotiations, they are looking to target Qualcomm . Given that both Qualcomm and Broadcom have income streams from WiFi and LTE chipsets. The combination of both companies will potentially…