Chip Sales Edge Up Slightly News & Analysis 5/3/2016 2 comments The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that chip sales increased slightly in March compared with February, but sales for the first quarter were down sequentially and year-over-year.
IoT Security Spending to Skyrocket News & Analysis 4/25/2016 6 comments The amount that enterprises and consumers will spend on security around the Internet of Things is projected to grow rapidly after 2020, according to Gartner.
Fab Tool Book-to-Bill Rises News & Analysis 4/22/2016 1 comment North American manufacturers of semiconductor capital equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio above parity for the fourth consecutive month in March, according to the SEMI trade group.
IDT Backs WiGig Chip Vendor News & Analysis 4/22/2016 1 comment Funding round worth $20 million marks second time in two weeks that venture capital has smiled on the semiconductor industry.
Spiraling Data Costs Imperil IoT News & Analysis 4/14/2016 4 comments IoT system designers and service providers often don’t realize until much too late in the design cycle that their data costs are “quickly spiraling out of control,” Windspring CEO observed.
Chip Market Decline Deepens News & Analysis 4/7/2016 3 comments A chip market decline that began mid-2015 looks set to continue through the first quarter of 2016 at least, with falling markets on an annual basis in all geographies except China.
Open-Source Processor Core Ready For IoT News & Analysis 3/31/2016 4 comments Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna have developed PULPino, an open-source processor optimized for low power consumption and application in wearables and the Internet of Things.
Apple Invents Emergency Alert System News & Analysis 3/11/2016 1 comment Apple has filed a patent for a medical monitor that can sound an alert based on irregularities in a user’s temperature, heart rate, oxygen level, or blood pressure.
Photonics: 3 Pilot Lines Launch in Europe News & Analysis 2/18/2016 Post a comment The Photonics Public Private Partnership has launched the result of €35 million (about $39 million) of European Union investment: three pilot lines for the production of optoelectronic devices and circuits.
Energy Harvesting Sole Could Power Smart Shoes News & Analysis 2/17/2016 1 comment Scientists at the Fraunhofer IPMS have developed a new energy harvesting device based on emergent electroactive polymers, which is small enough to be embedded in the sole of a shoe and can be used to power embedded sensors.
Create a Cardboard Energy Harvester News & Analysis 1/26/2016 26 comments École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland has invented a cardboard energy harvester suitable for wireless push-button switches and other similar applications.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.