Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will use $356 million of its nearly $120 billion cash hoard to snap up AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a 217-employee, Melbourne, Fla.-based mobile security vendor. The deal will pay AuthenTec’s shareholders $8 per share or a 60 percent bump over Thursday’s $5.07 closing price.
AuthenTec, founded in 1998, makes fingerprint sensors and identity management software.
Hi, I've installed openSUSE 12.3 in my Sony VAIO VPCSA3J1E.
My lsusb is listing:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 08ff:168f AuthenTec, Inc. AES1660 Fingerprint Sensor
I use this Fingerprint in Windows 7 Home Premium and in Ubuntu 12.04.2. It works.
In Yast2 the fingerprint is not recognized.
Analysts had predicted that Apple would have a strong day with hardware this quarter, anticipating between 54 and 56 million iPhones shipped according to Fortune, as well as around 25 million iPads and 4.6 million Macs.
Well folks, Apple has just put up some mixed numbers in its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings release - $37.5 billion in revenue and $7.5 billion in net profit to be exact - but how exactly did the tech titan fare in terms of hardware sales?
This time around Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones (which it notes is a record for Q4), 14.1 million iPads and 4.6 million Macs during the quarter.
To put that in perspec
Apple’s TV business still consists only of an over-the-top streaming media box, and not a proper TV set despite longstanding rumors that kind of hardware was on the way – but it’s showing impressive growth nonetheless.
The Apple event in San Francisco today was a big one, in terms of just how much stuff Apple trotted out between software updates, pricing bombshells and new hardware. The iPad underwent a makeover and lost some weight with the iPad Air, and the iPad mini stepped up to the big leagues with an uncompromising 64-bit A7 processor and Retina display.