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.
IBM will partner with Western Australia’s International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) on the technology needed to manage the vast amounts of data produced by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project. When constructed, the SKA telescope will be one of the world’s largest scientific instruments.
AT&T and Intel announced plans to bring the power and cost savings of enhanced remote PC tech support to small and midsize businesses, offering them helpdesk capabilities more typically found in much larger enterprises.
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.
Sun sponsors more than 300 community style events in more than 30 countries for Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 19, 2009. With an emphasis on emerging markets such as India, China, Indonesia and Russia, Sun’s Software Freedom Day events are designed to help developers on all levels to better understand and generate increased involvement in open source technologies.
LG Electronics announced the first Android mobile device. The announcement of LG’s first Android-powered smartphones comes only a week after the world’s third largest mobile phone company announced that it would be introducing three new Windows Mobile smartphones in the next few weeks.
Fujitsu Europe announced the availability of Rack2-Filer, a new approach to personal file management solutions. Rack2-Filer enables users to compose virtual binders filled with digital paper and organize these in graphically animated storage racks or cabinets just like with real paper.
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.
Microsoft announced plans to release Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 3.0, which enables delivery of interactive, high-definition-quality Live Smooth Streaming, along with new tools to simplify the process of delivering online experiences with Microsoft Silverlight.
ASUS unveiled five new ultra-slim Designo MS Series LCD monitors MS246H/D, MS236H/D, MS226H, MS227N, MS202N/D with a combination of exceptional style and picture quality.
Infineon, together with 17 European partner companies, has formed the technology cooperation SmartPM (Smart Power Management in Home and Health) to bring down electrical waste to a minimum in home appliances, power supplies and in healthcare and medical equipment.
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.
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks and NTT DOCOMO announced the joint development and successful testing of common technical specifications for value-added IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network services.
Opera Software announced that the Russian mobile carrier MegaFon has selected Opera Mini to deliver unlimited Web access to its subscribers in Moscow.
Sony announced plans to lead the way in delivering new 3D viewing experiences by bringing 3D to the home in 2010. Sony will continue to accelerate its efforts across the Sony Group to create both attractive 3D hardware and content, and provide new forms of 3D enjoyment.
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.
Samsung developed the first Long Term Evolution (LTE) modem that complies with the latest standards of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), which were released in March 2009.
TomTom and Vodafone Italy have announced an exclusive agreement to bring TomTom HD Traffic and TomTom’s LIVE Services to Italy.
Opera Software unveiled the final version of Opera 10, with innovative new features wrapped in an elegant, fresh interface. Opera 10 is free, comes in 43 languages, and works on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
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.
The OpenAjax Alliance announced the approval and availability of OpenAjax Hub 2.0 as an industry standard for more secure Web 2.0 mashup applications. Advances in security in Hub 2.0 can help protect enterprise mashups from malicious intent, giving IT staff greater confidence in adding these features to their Web sites.
IBM announced the availability of the industry’s first public desktop cloud service.The company helps organizations benefit from this model with desktop services that are designed to enable end-users with network-attached PCs and certain other devices the ability to access applications and data through a centrally managed computing environment.