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Private equity investors push data center M&A to new heights in 2019 – report

2020-01-28 |

Last year the number of data center mergers and acquisitions deals closed passed the 100 mark for the first time, according to a report.Synergy Research Group (SRG) said the number of M&A deals were up 6% from 2018 thanks in large part to a wave…

400G will drive port shipments on DWDM systems – Dell’Oro Group

2020-01-28 |

According to a recent forecast by Dell’Oro Group, coherent port shipments on DWDM systems will reach 1.3 million by 2024. The driving force behind a majority of those shipments will be ports that operate at 400G.”We are projecting coherent port shipments on DWDM systems to…

Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

2020-01-28 |

The government is developing laws that would require manufacturers to ensure their smart gadgets cannot be hacked and exploited via the internet. It is concerned many internet-enabled devices lack basic security features. Security vulnerabilities have been found in everything from toy dolls to internet-enabled ovens…

Tessco Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

2020-01-27 |

Quarterly Revenues of $139.6 Million Reprioritizes Capital Allocation to Accelerate Growth Reduces Dividend to $0.02 Per Share HUNT VALLEY, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TESSCO TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (NASDAQ: TESS) today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2020, ended December 29, 2019. Third-Quarter Highlights:      …

Cloud-Native Network Functions: ‘A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action’ | Light Reading

2020-01-27 |

If there was an award for the technology with the highest ratio of hype to reality, cloud-native network functions would be a contender. Network functions will inevitably make the transition to lightweight, agile containers that run in clouds. But that transition has been slow, because…

Arista Buys SDN Pioneer Big Switch ‘For a Song’ – Sources | Light Reading

2020-01-27 |

In a sad end to a formerly hyped SDN pioneer, Arista is buying Big Switch “for a song,” according to multiple sources. SDXcentral broke the news last week, which we’ve been able to confirm with four additional sources. Both Arista and Big Switch declined to…

Mexico’s Megacable Joins SCTE/ISBE Corporate Alliance Partner Program | Light Reading

2020-01-27 |

EXTON, Pa. — Megacable, a Mexican cable operator that pioneered the introduction of broadband internet in Latin America, joined the SCTEISBE Corporate Alliance Partner (CAP) program to increase workforce training, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of…

Semtech Releases New LoRa® Smart Home Device for IoT Applications

2020-01-27 |

The radio frequency transceiver IC provides broad coverage, low power and low cost for applications in proximity of homes and buildings CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced the launch of LoRa® Smart Home,…

Insight Shares Commitment to Community in Global 2020 Corporate Citizenship Report

2020-01-27 |

Second annual corporate social responsibility report highlights how company values shape business purpose of taking care of people and making a difference through intelligent technology solutions TEMPE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT), the global integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes,…

Eurobites: Comcast Snaps Up Ireland’s Blueface | Light Reading

2020-01-27 |

1/27/2020 Also in today’s EMEA regional roundup: Wind Tre job cuts on the horizon, says union official; Proximus CEO’s resume under the spotlight; will UK put cap on Huawei’s 5G market share? Comcast Business has acquired Irish unified communications specialist Blueface for an undisclosed sum,…

LightPointe, a Manufacturer of Point to Point Radios, Introduces the World’s Highest Output Power, Lowest Latency Gigabit Radio

2020-01-27 |

Aire X-Stream Ultra HP SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LightPointe, a San Diego-based manufacturer of outdoor 60 GHz and 70/80 GHz Point to Point radios since 1998, announce our newest addition to the Aire X-Stream product line. The new Aire X-Stream Ultra HP product has the highest output…

Cisco and IBM partner on managed private cloud offering

2020-01-25 |

Cisco and IBM are out of the starter blocks with new managed private cloud-as-a-service for x86 hardware that’s powered by Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS.)The fully managed private cloud offering has two options. The first is a standard VMware-based solution while the second is a…

Intel stock soars to dot-com era levels even as warning signs flash for 2020 and beyond

2020-01-25 |

Not since sock puppet mania of the dot-com bubble has Intel’s stock traded at such a lofty price. The shares surged 8.1% on Friday after the chipmaker beat Wall Street estimates and gave a rosy forecast for the first quarter.But even with its stock price…

F5 Completes Acquisition of Shape Security

2020-01-24 |

Combination is a Game-Changer for Comprehensive Application Security SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Shape Security, a leader in online fraud and abuse prevention, adding protection from automated attacks, botnets, and targeted fraud to F5’s world-class portfolio…

Volkswagen, Aeris Form New JV for Connected Cars | Light Reading

2020-01-24 |

1/24/2020 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Volkswagen Group of America, and Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the formation of Ventic LLC, a joint venture that is the result of a long-term commitment between Volkswagen and Aeris in the development…

Mixing Quantum States Boosts Fiber Communications

2020-01-24 |

It’s difficult to send quantum information over the fiber-optic networks that carry most of the world’s data, but being able to would allow people to encrypt their messages with secret codes made unbreakable by the laws of physics. Now researchers have found a way to…

Swisscom Touts Innosuisse 5G-PROLIVE Project for Private 5G for Youth Olympics | Light Reading

2020-01-24 |

LAUSANNE — As part of its partnership with the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games, Swisscom participated in the Innosuisse 5G-PROLIVE project, which aims to integrate all audiovisual equipment into a private 5G network during major events. This concept was demonstrated successfully during the event at…

Podcast: Don’t Call Us an SD-WAN Provider – Cato Networks | Light Reading

2020-01-24 |

1/24/2020 Cato Networks would rather you didn’t call them an SD-WAN provider anymore. Instead, Cato is delivering a new kind of service — Secure Access Service Edge — or SASE (pronounced “sassy”). SASE is a catchphrase coined by analysts at Gartner over the summer, and…

Supermicro Schedules Conference Call and Webcast for Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Financial Results

2020-01-24 |

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call and webcast regarding its financial results for the second quarter fiscal 2020 ended December 31,…

The biggest, most detailed map yet made of brain cells

2020-01-24 |

AT THE BEGINNING of the 20th century Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish neuroscientist, became known for his exquisite drawings of the branching, treelike cells of the brain and spinal cord. In 1906 he was awarded a Nobel prize for this work, which gave the…