Subject: General Tech | March 27, 2018 - 01:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: wemo, millions, linksys, foxconn, belkin, acquisition
There is an offer on the table for Belkin worth $866m, being made by a Foxconn subsidiary. You might think of Belkin solely as a provide of mobile phone accessories and a smattering of wireless devices, however they also own Linksys and the smart home device provider Wemo, which makes this deal bigger than you might have thought. Belkin is a US based company so this purchase will face the same hurdle as Broadcom faced when it attempted to purchase Qualcomm earlier this year. Slashdot has links for more information, though the Financial Times still resides behind a paywall.
"The buyout would make Foxconn a major player in consumer electronics, instead of just a contract manufacturing company. Belkin primarily sells phone/tablet accessories, but also manufactures networking equipment like routers and Wi-Fi range extenders. The company also sells a range of smart home products under the Wemo brand"
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Sale of Toshiba Memory remains uncertain @ DigiTimes
- Google is blocking its Android apps working on uncertified devices @ The Inquirer
- We need to go deeper: Meltdown and Spectre flaws will force security further down the stack @ The Register
- Mozilla Launches Facebook Container Add-on To Isolate Your Web Browsing Activity From Facebook @ Slashdot
- Acer's Chromebook Tab 10 ditches the keyboard with the first Chrome OS tablet @ The Inquirer
- A platterful of storage nuggets to spin your disks and fry your bits @ The Register
- Better Beer Through Gene Editing @ Hack a Day
- The Darkness II is FREE for a Limited Time! @ TechARP
Subject: General Tech | November 19, 2013 - 02:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: foxconn, apple, iphone 5c, iphone 5s
It would seem that the lower priced iPhone 5c is not very popular with Apple fans as the 5s model has sold twice as many units. This has required some changes be made to production lines at Foxconn and Pegatron as Apple's sales estimates of the two models were way off. Until the lines can be retooled to ramp up production of the more expensive model you can expect to wait a bit for your shiny new iThang to arrive. DigiTimes doesn't mention what will happen to existing supplies of 5c's, they may simply age in a warehouse until someone is willing to pay full price for one.
"Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn is shutting down production of the iPhone 5c in one of its factories in order to shift production to the higher-end iPhone 5s, sources claim."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Blackberry shows off its Porsche designed Z10 smartphone @ The Inquirer
- How Perl and R Reveal the United States' Isolation In the TPP Negotiations @ Slashdot
- Salvaging Gold From Old Electronics @ Hack a Day
- Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink @ PCSTATS
Subject: General Tech, Mobile | February 17, 2012 - 08:58 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: kindle fire, amazon, foxconn, Quanta
Amazon had quite the successful launch of their Kindle Fire tablet PC. The original Kindle Fire is based on the Blackberry Playbook design and manufactured by the same company, Quanta. Despite being out for just three months, we may be just three or four months away from its successor.
Foxconn is expected to do the work as OEM... a Quanta of solace.
The news was first reported by The Commercial Times, a Chinese-language Taiwan publication and put online by their sister publication, China Times (Microsoft Translation). According to the article, the original Kindle Fire may not be dying an early death. As is almost expected from Amazon, the original Kindle Fire will persist as Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire model. The new Kindle Fire is rumored to compliment that product, not replace it.
The new Kindle Fire is expected to be a 10-inch model and, unlike the Blackberry Playbook design which Quanta sold Amazon last year, be more heavily designed by Amazon themselves. It is expected that while Quanta will continue to manufacture the 7-inch Kindle Fire, the 10-inch will be assembled at Hon Hai (Foxconn). Commercial Times does not suggest what other changes Amazon will introduce with the new product.
Subject: Motherboards | February 15, 2012 - 06:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: x79, sandy bridge-e, quantumian-1, foxconn
Eagle-eyed readers will recognize this board from the "From the Forums" post that we presented to you last week. It seems that our stalwart Forum member is not the only one to locate Foxconn's uniquely named X79 board, the Quantumian-1 from their Quantum Force lineup. NinjaLane has a quick look at the board here and cover some of the features immediately observable on the motherboard. If you are looking for hard numbers though, Windwithme's Forum post is still the way to go.
"In this preview we will be looking at one of the latest motherboards in the Quantum Force lineup the Quantumian-1 X79. The Quantumian-1n is an enthusiast level motherboard designed for high-end gaming and overclocking using the full set of features common to Quantum Force motherboards."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ASRock X79 Extreme9 LGA 2011 @ [H]ard|OCP
- ASRock X79 Extreme9 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- ASRock Extreme9 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
- ASUS Rampage IV Formula BF3 Edition Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
- Gigabyte X79-UD3 @ Funky Kit
- Biostar TPower X79 @ Bjorn3D
- Intel DX79SI: Super Energy-Efficient LGA 2011 Mainboard @ X-bit Labs
- MSI Z68A-GD65G3 Motherboard @ Rbmods
- ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 @ PCSTATS
- Sandy Bridge-E Memory Performance Guide @ Legion Hardware
- ASUS Maximux IV Extreme Motherboard Review @ OCIA
- BIOS Option Of The Week - PCI/VGA Palette Snoop @ TechARP
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Ever since Intel officially launch Sandy Bridge-E new platform in 2011 November,
several motherboard companies successively roll out new motherboard based on X79 chipset to support Intel next generation high-end platform.
Due to the continuous effort of self-own brand management made by FOXCONN, Quantum Force series still dominant high-end motherboard.
FOXCONN X79 Quantumian-1 still provides various choices for the market though the quantities of Quantum Force series are not as various as they are in the past time. Soon after the release of Intel X79 chipset, FOXCONN promptly roll out corresponding X79 motherboard. Quantum Force was naming in a special way which the Intel code won’t be shown on the models.
This time, Quantumian-1 which belongs to the series of Quantum Force still follows the high-end style both in material and design.
The patterns shown on exterior packing of high-end product are always different which exhibits the great efforts on art design.
The full picture of FOXCONN Quantumian-1
Quantum Force is common to use black and red to create contrast visual sense.
Currently, there are more and more motherboard brands adopt these two colors to match.
It is known that the market segment of Quantumian-1 x79 is positioned as high-end product line.
Besides, the corresponding specification, design and featured over clocking function have also been highly highlighted.
- Product manual
- easy guide
- nVIDIA SLI 3Way bridge
- IO shield
- SATA connectors and cables both in red and yellow
- DC power cable SATA