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Avnet, Xilinx expand global channel relationship

Global technology distributor Avnet and Xilinx have renewed their Primary Global Channel relationship of 31 consecutive years, and wider distribution of Xilinx’s products. The expansion of the relationship includes additional investment in technical selling resources worldwide; an entry into Avnet’s design...

Gannett acquires SweetIQ Analytics

Gannett has acquired SweetIQ Analytics, a provider of location and reputation management Software-as-a-Service solutions that enable businesses to manage their location data and measure consumer engagement. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition follows Gannett’s announcement earlier this...

Rambus partners with Samsung to develop 56G SerDes PHY

Rambus is partnering with Samsung for its recently launched 56G SerDes PHY, a PAM-4 solution with adjustable power through an integrated ADC to be developed on Samsung’s 10nm LPP (Low-Power Plus) process technology. “There is a demand for increased bandwidth and higher...

Hanover receives FAA approval for municipal drone program

The Town of Hanover in Massachusetts has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its drone program, the first municipality in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to have licensed pilots and a FAA approved Air Wing for municipal...

Red Hat names Eric Shander EVP and CFO

Red Hat has appointed Eric Shander as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Shander will be responsible for the company’s global finance organization, reporting to Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst. Mr. Shander most recently served as...

Comtech awarded $42.7 million U.S. Army sustainment contract

Comtech Mobile Datacom, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, has been awarded a five-year contract, with a not-to-exceed value of $42.7 million, to continue to provide sustainment support for the U.S. Army's Project Manager Mission Command - Blue Force Tracking (BFT) program....

Microsoft appoints LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman to board

Microsoft has appointed Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, to its board of directors. Mr. Hoffman will be appointed to the Regulatory and Public Policy Committee. Mr. Hoffman, 49, has been with Greylock Partners, where he is currently a partner, for the...

Financial Services Compensation Scheme selects Cognizant for modernization services

The United Kingdom's Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has selected Cognizant as its technology partner. As part of a three-year agreement, Cognizant will help simplify, modernize and secure a range of FSCS' systems and applications.

Mount Sinai Health System using Salesforce Health and Community Cloud

Mount Sinai Health System is using Salesforce to coordinate and manage the care of Medicaid recipients in its Performing Provider System (PPS). The Mount Sinai PPS was formed under New York State's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), a...

CGI to modernize Colorado Trails child welfare information system

CGI was selected by the State of Colorado to work on the next two phases of the modernization of Trails, the state automated child welfare information system, said the company. This Trails modernization project will rebuild the system using web technology over...

Agilent Technologies elects Koh Boon Hwee as new board chairman

Koh Boon Hwee has been elected chairman of the Agilent Technologies' board, said the company in a statement. Mr. Hwee, who has been a member of Agilent’s board since 2003, replaces James Cullen, who served as chairman since 2005,...

Bosch, Nvidia developing AI self-driving systems for mass market cars

Bosch says it is working with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars. According to a statement from Nvidia, the two companies are developing an AI self-driving car computer built on Nvidia's deep learning software and hardware,...

Hearst selects Oracle cloud solutions

Hearst has selected Oracle cloud solutions to simplify and standardize its business processes across finance, procurement, and HR organizations, as part of the company's larger strategy to move to cloud applications. Hearst will be using the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),...

D-Wave, Virginia Tech to create permanent quantum computing center

D-Wave and Virginia Tech have inked an agreement to work towards the creation of a permanent quantum computing center, to house a D-Wave system at the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. The initiative is a joint effort to...

U.S. Navy’s SPAWAR awards ViON $50 million capacity as a service contract

ViON was awarded a seven-year $50 million contract for Capacity as a Service (CaaS) from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). The contract will serve the data center infrastructure needs for Research, Development, Testing, and...