AR glasses company picks up Intel tech

first_img Previous ArticleAT&T sets mobile 5G launch date, reveals pricingNext ArticleSafaricom maintains mobile money dominance EC clears SK Hynix to acquire Intel memory assets Related Apple faces 5G modem wait Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 DEC 2018 Steve Costello Devices center_img Wearables company North acquired Intel’s smart glasses technology portfolio, including intellectual property and assets related to a consumer augmented reality (AR) glasses project.The Canada-based company said this will be used “to accelerate an already aggressive R&D programme, advanced manufacturing operation and product roadmap”. Terms of the deal were not announced.Intel has been scaling back its wearables business for some time, ending development of its own smart glasses and other products.North, formerly known as Thalmic Labs, has raised more than $140 million to date, with Intel Capital an existing investor. Stephen Lake, co-founder and CEO, said: “Intel has been deeply supportive of North since early on. This deal highlights their ongoing commitment both to us and the future of innovation in this emerging category.”The deal will give the wearables company nearly 650 patents and patent applications by the end of the year, making it the holder of “one of the most robust smart glasses portfolios in the world”.It was reported in November that North had secured a $24 million investment from the government of Canada to be used building out its manufacturing capabilities in its home town of Kitchener-Waterloo.North is currently ramping activity for its Focus glasses, which include a transparent, holographic display that only the wearer can see.The $999 glasses are custom built and require a trip to a showroom in either Brooklyn or Toronto. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back US chip funding tipped to top $150B IntelThalmic Labs Home AR glasses company picks up Intel tech Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more last_img read more

Foundation grants available for children’s legal services

first_imgFoundation grants available for children’s legal services October 1, 2006 Regular News Foundation grants available for children’s legal servicescenter_img Applications for 2007 children’s legal services grants were recently distributed by The Florida Bar Foundation to legal assistance providers in Florida.Due to increased IOTA revenue, continued support from Florida’s lawyers, The Florida Bar’s Lawyers for Children Challenge, and the purchase by lawyers and the public of the Kids Deserve Justice specialty license plates, the Foundation expects to significantly increase funds for 2007 grantees over the 2005 level of $1.2 million.Currently, 17 programs receive children’s legal services grants. The primary purposes of these grants are to assist low-income children with problems involving dependency, foster care, access to special education services, other educational issues, and access to health services. These grants seek to improve the protection of children, their access to needed services, and the improvement and expansion of such services.“The tens of thousands of children in poverty in Florida have critical needs for legal assistance to secure meaningful education, obtain benefits to which they are legally entitled, access health benefits, and secure their rights in the state foster care system,” said Orlando attorney Bruce Blackwell, chair of the Foundation’s Legal Assistance for the Poor Grant Committee.Blackwell said the children’s legal services grants, although inadequate, help solve many of those problems.“A growing number of lawyers in Florida are making a difference for children by making contributions to the Foundation’s children’s legal services program and by performing pro bono work,” he said. “New funds from the Kids Deserve Justice license plate sponsored by The Florida Bar are a boost for this program. We are pleased to be able to increase our funding for children in 2007.”Applicants which are not current grantees of The Florida Bar Foundation must contact Foundation staff for information on submitting a concept paper prior to submitting an application.Grant application packages are available from the Foundation by contacting Andrea Horne at (800) 541-2195, or by e-mail at [email protected] Grant applications must be received by the Foundation by October 18. The Foundation Board of Directors will award the grants on December 15.last_img read more