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Germany’s Dialog to buy Silego in Internet-of-Things play

FRANKFURT, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Germany’sDialog Semiconductor said on Thursday it would acquire privately held California-based Silego Technology Inc for up to $306 million, helping to strengthen its position in the market for the so-called Internet of Things. Silego is a leading maker of Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits, or CMICs, that integrate multiple functions into a single chip that can ... Read More »

The indifference of families to the education of girls is widening the gender gap in all spheres

Class in progress at Govt Girls Senior Secondary School in Sangam Vihar (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) A recent HT report found that government schools in Delhi have an enrolment ratio that is 52% female and 48% male. The same for citywide private schools is 40% female and 60% male. The report discusses case studies of families in which in spite of financial constraints, ... Read More »

Car Sales In US Get Boost From Hurricane

Virtually all car makers in the North American market reported a boost CHICAGO:  The US auto industry was boosted in September from shoppers replacing vehicles destroyed in major hurricanes and showed the first reversal of this year’s monthly sales declines, car makers reported Tuesday. The recovery in Texas and Florida from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which destroyed hundreds of thousands of ... Read More »

Samsung Offers Discounts on Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, and More in Shop Anniversary Sale

HIGHLIGHTS The sale will continue till September 30 Offers are available across range of products ICICI and HDFC credit card holders to get additional discount Samsung is hosting a sale on its official online store in India as part of the festive sale season, where the South Korean giant is offering discounts on its flagship Galaxy S8and the Galaxy S8+ handsets as well ... Read More »

Car sales in September rose robustly, heavy buying during festive season

Sales figures released by several automakers show that there has been an increase in the year-on-year sales growth in the month of September, during the festival season. The automobile companies said heavy buying in September was a result of Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali celebrations, as well as the recent release of new car models. Tata Motors reports an increase of 25% ... Read More »

9 big reasons not to invest in real estate

Photo: Amlan Mathur/ Shutterstock.com Buy land, they’re not making it anymore. – Mark Twain Human beings have felt the allure of land since time immemorial. Families, regions, nations and civilizations have gone to war in order to claim land or protect it. Alexander, Caesar, Ashoka, Hitler – to name just a few historical figures – held land to be synonymous with ... Read More »

Honda comes out on top in first-ever women’s car-buyer survey

PremonAsia, an automotive-focused consulting firm has just released details of India’s first-ever women’s automotive buyer study (WABSSM). The study is a measure of women’s satisfaction with their vehicle choice through five key areas: brand image, product performance, sales and delivery, aftersales service and cost of ownership. Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan owners emerged the most satisfied with their product choice. Whilst ... Read More »

India must raise investment in health, education sectors: WHO

“India needs to invest in social sectors like education and health. India still spends only 1.2% of the GDP in health,” says Henk Bekedam. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: India needs to raise investment in the health and education sectors for capacity building as well as creating public awareness to deal with food-borne diseases, according to World Health Organization (WHO) India representative ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: TIME TO PROBLEM-SOLVE

SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES ARE well on the way to replacing human drivers. There are just a few problems. No one has a good idea of how to properly test or validate the tech. The hardware’s too expensive. The ethics of how the robots should behave in emergency situations remain unclear. No single company is in a position to upend the way people ... Read More »

SanDisk Dual Drive Pen Drives for Android Smartphones Launched in India Starting at Rs. 700

HIGHLIGHTS The SanDisk Dual Drive ranges from 16GB to 128GB Features Micro-USB and USB connectors The pen drive starts at Rs. 700 for 16GB capacity Western Digital on Thursday launched a new storage drive for Android users in India. The SanDisk Dual Drive is a mobile storage pen drive designed for Android smartphone users who find themselves needing some extra ... Read More »