Google's experimental hardware division talks smart textiles, and controlling them just by the touch of your hand.
The chip designer is reportedly in talks to spend about $80 million on Israel-based Sansa Security, which would help it compete in the growing market for connected devices.
Silicon Valley is pouring more money into Internet security companies than ever before.
The chipmaker plans to use MediaTek Ventures to build up an ecosystem of startups around its products and services.
The UK-based chip designer's Mbed operating system is among several efforts, including the work of standards groups and a new wireless protocol, designed to speed the adoption of the Internet of Things.
The combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.
The storied maker of PC chips may not hit its 40 million tablet goal this year, says a report. But it's certainly trying.
This very clever PC-in-a-keyboard plugs into almost any screen, and it's vying for attention at CES Asia in Shanghai.
You'll have to wait a little longer, though, for the full details on things like pricing and licensing.
CNET went to Intel's research hub in Hillsboro, Ore., and GlobalFoundries' factory in Malta, N.Y., to see the facilities developing tomorrow's chips. Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, has spent more than $25 billion building up six campuses in Oregon. GlobalFoundries, owned by the government of Abu Dhabi's investment arm, spent $10 billion creating its new Malta facility.