At PayPal X Innovate 2009, Sun Microsystems announced an alliance with PayPal to support application payment in the Java Store Beta and enhancements to the beta user experience.
NEC announced that it has completed the implementation of the digital terrestrial TV-network in Denmark for the network operator, Broadcast Service Danmark A/S (BSD). The switchover from analogue to digital took place on October 31, 2009 at midnight, marking a significant date in Danish television history.
The industry’s top provider of processors for eBooks has joined forces with the leading supplier of eBook electronic paper displays to develop highly integrated embedded solutions that lower costs and foster innovation for eBook manufacturers and their customers.
NXP announced that its SmartMX security chip has been chosen by the Chinese government to power the country’s first ePassport scheme.
Xilinx and ARM will collaborate to enable ARM processor and interconnect technology on Xilinx FPGAs.
Ericsson and Kaixin001, the largest and fastest-growing social networking site in China, are joining forces with a three-year partnership to develop innovative mobile applications that will help millions of users access the site wherever and whenever they want.
SAP and HP announced an agreement through which the companies will integrate the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) component and the HP Neoview enterprise data warehouse platform.
Cisco and Starent Networks announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire Starent Networks.
Novell announced the City of New York has turned to Novell for improved integration of the city’s identity and security information technology infrastructure.
IBM opened a Linux innovation center in the capital city of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana.
ARM and NXP announced at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), Boston, mbed.org and the mbed microcontroller rapid prototyping tools.
IBM, the City of Shenyang, and China’s Northeastern University announced they are embarking on a major “smart city” collaboration effort focused on enabling Shenyang to improve the lives of its citizens by meeting its environmental responsibility goals.
ARM announced the development of two Cortex-A9 MPCore hard macro implementations for the TSMC 40nm-G process, enabling silicon manufacturers to have a rapid and low-risk route to silicon for Cortex-A9 processor-based devices. The speed-optimized hard macro implementation will enable devices to operate at frequencies greater than 2GHz.
Virgin Media has enhanced the capacity in its existing submarine cable link between the UK mainland and Ireland using a next-generation optical solution from Nortel.
Come May 2010, TELE Greenland will be able to offer its subscribers mobile broadband services enabled by 3G. The operator has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to roll out a 3G network on 900 MHz frequency and upgrade its existing core network.
Alcatel-Lucent and Nordics operator TeliaSonera announced the deployment of the first 100Mbps VDSL2-based access network in Finland, enabling the delivery of a full-blown (high-definition) IPTV service offering across the country.
EDS, an HP company, signed an $8.1 million, 12-month add-on contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health System to make technical enhancements to several Defense Health Information Management Systems (DHIMS).
Advanced Technology Investment Company LLC (ATIC) of Abu Dhabi and Chartered of Singapore announced a definitive agreement whereby ATIC would acquire Chartered, one of the world’s top dedicated semiconductor foundries.
Red Hat and HP expanded their collaboration to drive the next generation of converged server, storage and networking infrastructure solutions with the launch of open source software.
TomTom and Vodafone Italy have announced an exclusive agreement to bring TomTom HD Traffic and TomTom’s LIVE Services to Italy.
América Móvil and Nokia announced a partnership to bring Ovi Store by Nokia, an evolving media service that consolidates Nokia’s existing content services into a one-stop-shop for content, to mobile customers in Latin America.
Fujitsu Microelectronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company agreed to collaborate on 28-nanometer (nm) process technology targeted for foundry production of Fujitsu Microelectronics’ 28nm logic ICs and to jointly develop an enhanced 28nm process technology by utilizing TSMC’s technology platform.
Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Harman International, Intel, Samsung Electronics and Xilinx announced the launch of AVnu Alliance. The Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to enhancing professional-quality audio/video by promoting emerging IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) networking standards for a broad range of markets including automotive, consumer electronics, and professional A/V. In addition to the Founders, Avid Technology, Marvell and Meyer Sound Laboratories have joined the AVnu Alliance as the first Promoters.
Yahoo! entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maktoob.com, the leading online community in the Arab world, with more than 16.5 million unique users.
Building on more than 60 years of work with the U.S. military and federal government, HP announced it has been selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide new HP Workstation and desktop PCs as part of its enterprise IT purchase program.