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  • Toshiba chip business set for $18B sale to Bain-led group backed by Apple

    Toshiba chip business set for $18B sale to Bain-led group backed by Apple

    The long-running saga over the future of Toshiba’s memory chip business — the world’s second largest supplier of NAND memory used in phones and PCs — took a big step forward after the Japanese company officially agreed [PDF] to an $18 billion sale to a consortium led by Bain Capital, which includes Apple among its backers. A deal was agreed in principle earlier this… Read More

  • Mobeam Raises $4.9M For Light-Based Communications Technology

    Mobeam Raises $4.9M For Light-Based Communications Technology

    Mobeam this morning announced that it has raised $4.9 million in a Series A round of funding from Samsung Ventures, Mitsui, yet2Ventures and other unnamed investors. The company has developed technology that enables mobile phones to interact with laser scanners used at retail and point-of-sale locations worldwide. Mobeam says it will use the capital to establish its patented… Read More

  • Murata’s Flexible Remote Lets You Control Your TV With Bending And Twisting Motions

    Murata’s Flexible Remote Lets You Control Your TV With Bending And Twisting Motions

    Japanese tech company Murata, in cooperation with Kansai University and Mitsui Chemicals, has developed a remote control that doesn’t require users to push buttons. Instead, TVs or other electric appliances can be controlled by bending and twisting the remote in various ways. The device, currently a prototype named “Leaf Grip Remote Controller”, is essentially a pitch for a… Read More