Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors invests in China’s Hawkeye Technology

The undisclosed investment is aimed at increasing its footprint in China’s automotive radar market. On Wednesday, Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV stated, it has invested in Chinese self-driving technology company Hawkeye Technology Co Ltd to expand its footprint in the automotive radar market in China. NXP has also signed a collaboration agreement with Hawkeye in…

Japan’s telecom regulator allocates 5G spectrum for telecos

4 Japanese carriers, including NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank Corp, and Rakuten Inc, have been allocated 5G spectrum. They will be investing a total of around $15.29 billion, a conservative figure, spread across 5 years to build their 5G networks. In a significant development that marks the a milestone in the impending launch of high-speed…

SoftBank Group invests $400 million in Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Mubadala Investment Co is aiming to invest between $5 million and $30 million in European startups. On Monday, as per a report from the Financial Times, Japan’s SoftBank Group has provided nearly 50% of the cash for the new $400 million fund by Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Mubadala Investment Co. Mubadala Investment Co,…

Boeing makes significant, undisclosed, investment in supersonic business jet developer Aerion

Boeing’s investment aims to tap growing high-end demand for air travel that slashes travel time. In a filing, Boeing Co has disclosed, it has made a significant investment in Aerion, a supersonic business jet developer. The development comes in the wake of Boeing, the world’s largest planemaker looking to tap increasing demand for high-end aircraft…

London still maintain sizeable leads as top destination for fintech funding

Although London is still maintaining a sizeable lead, Paris and Berlin are fast catching up. The gap could narrow down significantly in case of a cliffhanger Brexit. Data from PitchBook, a funding database, shows that despite Brexit, London has managed to cling on to the title of the top destination for technology investments in 2018…