Peer-to-peer IBM App Bypasses Carriers News & Analysis 2/17/2017 Post a comment Big Blue has a new mesh network technology for its Weather Channel subsidiary that allows its app to propagate weather and disaster information among all cell phone users even when Internet and cellular networks are down.
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda News & Analysis 2/15/2017 Post a comment The OpenFog Consortium released a reference architecture it will use to guide efforts on standards and product design for the Internet of Things.
Altair Readies Cellular IoT IC with GPS Inside News & Analysis 2/15/2017 Post a comment Altair is rolling out a highly-integrated cellular IoT chip, designed for easy transformation into an IoT module. Executing on Sony’s vision, it also features a GPS receiver. Altair’s future IoT chip may use FD-SOI.
Security Experts Cite IoT Risks News & Analysis 2/14/2017 5 comments The Internet of Things and critical infrastructure represent two of the biggest security vulnerabilities, said experts at the RSA Conference.
V-Nova Plucks Faroudja’s Patent Portfolio News & Analysis 2/8/2017 1 comment The news earlier this week that London-based V-Nova has acquired Faroudja Enterprises’ complete patent portfolio – lock, stock and barrel – speaks volumes about the rapid changes affecting the market in video technologies.
Object-Detection Becomes Wearable News & Analysis 2/6/2017 1 comment Obstacle-detection technology, enabled by sensor fusion, is at the core of autonomous cars. What are the possibilities of applying the same sensor-fusion technology to wearable devices to aid the visually impaired or blind?
Q'comm-NXP Faces Trump, China Hurdles News & Analysis 2/2/2017 9 comments Qualcomm’s $39 billion acquisition of NXP could hit a snag. China’s MOFCOM could target the deal by demanding material divestitures as a condition of clearance. CFIUS could object to concessions Qualcomm and/or NXP might offer to MOFCOM.
Trinamic Surfing ‘Automation’ Wave News & Analysis 2/1/2017 2 comments Automation is a mega trend. Sensors and connectivity are key enablers for automation. But what about actuators and motors? Little known Germany company Trinamic hopes to connect the physical and digital worlds through its diverse motion control solutions.
Industrial IoT Nets Blossom News & Analysis 1/31/2017 Post a comment A survey shows growth in large deployments of the Internet of Things in industrial markets as a trade group prepares an analysis of competing protocols.
Nokia Applies IMPACT to IoT Fragmentation News & Analysis 1/31/2017 Post a comment Lack of security and fragmentation are often cited as basic reasons why the Internet of Things market has been slow to catch fire. Nokia hopes to provide pre-integrated applications that help alleviate customers’ initial trepidation before plunging into IoT.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption News & Analysis 1/26/2017 Post a comment Intel's fourth quarter sales and profit beat expectations and the company also delivered a better-than-expected forecast for the first quarter of this year.
Ex-Elpida CEO's China Fab Plan Dropped? News & Analysis 1/25/2017 1 comment A China-based memory chip called Sino King Technology, founded with ambitious goals by the former CEO of Elpida less than a year ago, has apparently ceased operations.
EUV in Focus at Photonics West News & Analysis 1/25/2017 3 comments Researchers at Photonics West will discuss advances in a 250W light source for EUV lithography, new infrared cameras and Li-Fi, data communications using LED lights.
Nvidia's Jetson Goes Embedded, Gets Cisco News & Analysis 1/24/2017 2 comments GPUs shine no longer in just supercomputers, PCs and game machines. Nvidia, the graphics chip giant, is eagerly plowing inroads into the embedded market, by leveraging Jetson TX1, its AI computing platform.
NHTSA Lets Tesla Off The Hook News & Analysis 1/20/2017 5 comments The NHTSA concluded a months-long investigation of a fatal crash in Florida, and reported that the agency found no defects in Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking and Autopilot systems. Did NHTSA let Tesla off the hook too easily? Absolutely.
IoT Network Reboots Its Efforts News & Analysis 1/19/2017 1 comment The Weightless-P network for the Internet of Things gets a new backer as the special interest group behind it carves out a broader role for itself.