The Week In Review: Design

M&A Intel will acquire Movidius, adding the company's low-power vision processing unit to its growing computer vision efforts that include a depth-sensing camera and machine learning projects. At the same time, Intel is shedding cybersecurity unit McAfee (acquired in 2011 for $7.7 billion and re-named Intel Security in 2014). Intel will retain a 49% stake in the business with the 51% rem... » read more

Intel Plus Altera

Since the Intel-Altera deal reached the handshake phase earlier this month, there have been a lot of theories being forwarded and a lot of questions being raised. And there have been very few answers, in part because the deal isn't finalized yet and in part because this marriage will take time to play out in the market—maybe years. But along with the GlobalFoundries-IBM pairing, this is th... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Intel’s McAfee unit announced its annual “12 Scams of the Holidays” list to educate the public on the most popular ways cybercriminals scam consumers during the holiday season. The German government has cleared Applied Materials’ proposed acquisition of Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL). The merger is still under examination by the competition authorities in the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Tai... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, replaces Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online. Cybercriminals are looking for ways to take advantage of consumer interest around popular cultural events. These criminals capitalize on the public’s fascination with celebrities to lure them to sites laden with malware, which ena... » read more

Synopsys-Coverity Deal Final

Synopsys’ acquisition of Coverity, which makes tools for testing and analyzing software, was made official yesterday. Now what? That may be the $334 million question, which is the price Synopsys paid for the 11-year-old software tools vendor. Even Synopsys’ top executives are rather candid in their uncertainty about where this deal will lead, and they made no qualms about that at the Syn... » read more

The Next Big Threat

In just the past year, tens of millions of Target store customers had their customer and credit card records stolen, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were hacked, Adobe software had a security breach, Yahoo! was infected with malware, and Snapchat was hit with a bug that exposed user phone numbers. And this was just what was reported in the mainstream media. The threat, it turns o... » read more