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Ericcson Buys Out Telenor Connexion; Gaining M2M Technology

Ericcson signed an agreement on Tuesday to acquire Telenor Connexion’s M2M platform (machine-to-machine), in hopes to gain more technology and insights in the booming sector. Although financial details are yet to be released, we know that eleven employees will be moving over to Ericsson from TC. The acquisition comes relatively soon after Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform launch, a service that is planned to be sold to telecom operators. In turn, this will set up M2M applications for their enterprise customers. The platform is sold as a cloud service and offers operators traditional cloud benefits of a low initial investment, coupled with a fast roll-out.

Apple’s A5 Beats Nvidia’s Tegra 2 Chip

A recent slew of results have shown that Apple’s A5 chip slaughters the Nvidia Tegra 2 silicon when it comes to graphics. Apple claims that the A5 silicon is twice as fast than the previous generation with nine times better graphics. According to Tiernan Ray from Barron’s, Apple’s chip is two and half times larger than Nvidia’s. He goes on to say that the A5 measures 122 square millimeters versus 49 square millimeters for the Tegra 2 chip.

Now, the Tegra 2 chip is manufactured on a 40 nanometer process while the A5 is on a Samsung 45 nanometer process, making Apple’s chip physically larger. Although both chips run on ARM-designed Cortex-A9 processing cores, the Tegra 2 uses Nvidia’s GeForce tetechnologies rather than…