Huawei’s Everything-Connected Game Plan
News & Analysis 5/22/2015 4 comments
As Chinese Internet companies like Tencent, Alibaba and Xiaomi bulldoze into the local consumer electronics market with online strategies, the position of China’s telecom giant Huawei grows ever more intriguing. Will Huawei join them or stand on its own?
Why Smartwatch Pulses Are Weak
News & Analysis 5/21/2015 2 comments
Bloom Technologies aims to pave the way toward medical-grade wearables that can capture more useful data than today’s gadgets including the Apple Watch.
Crowdfunding Gives IoT a Boost
News & Analysis 5/20/2015 Post a comment
Wearable startups are getting more attention these days -- from chip makers, vendors, consumers, and even some venture capitalists – and there’s a lot of interest in novel hardware implementations. Speakers at Wearable World Congress, held here May 19-20, said new ways of finding funding have led to an explosion of hardware-related companies.
Wearables Pocket IoT Crowdfunding
News & Analysis 5/20/2015 Post a comment
Incubator Wearable World hosted an event to showcase the intersection of crowdsourced startups and big-name tech scrambling for position in the emerging sector of the Internet of Things.
Shenzhen Startup to Keep Copycats Out
News & Analysis 5/19/2015 Post a comment
Shenzhen, flush with money, talent and willing consumers, has become a new hub for the next-generation smartwatches. Startup 3Wearables CEO told us, “Our business model is designed to keep copycats out.”
IoT Security Faces Policy Gap
Blog 5/19/2015 1 comment
The Internet of Things can bring down barriers that currently exist between vertical markets and domains so valuable information can be shared more readily to everyone’s benefit. The value of moving data easily among sensors, devices and the cloud is clear, but enabling this capability raises serious privacy and security issues that we must address to foster the continued advancement of the IoT.
ARM, UMC to Roll 55nm Ultra-Low Power IoT Chips
News & Analysis 5/18/2015 Post a comment
ARM and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) announced Monday what they say is the first availability of a new ARM Artisan physical IP solution on 55nm for development of embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Wearables Get Low-Power Clock
News & Analysis 5/18/2015 1 comment
SiTime claims to have the smallest, lightest lowest power oscillator in the industry in its SiT8021, designed specifically for the scant power budgets of wearables.
Maker Movement Turns 10
Slideshow 5/18/2015 8 comments
Maker Faire and Arduino both celebrate tenth anniversaries this year with youthful energy and do-it-yourself values intact at an annual gathering.
China Wonders: Whither Wearable Wares?
News & Analysis 5/18/2015 5 comments
Tencent’s surveys indicate that 45.7 percent of consumers stop using their wearable devices within a month. In six months, that number swells to almost 99 percent. Chinese designers know they’ve got to rethink wearables.
Smart Cities Show Progress at Events
News & Analysis 5/15/2015 1 comment
Teams from more than 40 smart cities projects will gather near Washington DC to share work, said an IoT pioneer who will discuss their advances at the Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley.
Q'comm Rolls Wi-Fi Chips for IoT
News & Analysis 5/14/2015 Post a comment
Qualcomm Atheros rolled out two new Wi-Fi chips aimed at end nodes and hubs in the Internet of Things and packing more memory and punch than some existing IoT parts.
IoT Clash Over 900 MHz Options
News & Analysis 5/14/2015 1 comment
As millions, billions, or trillions (depending which analysis you trust) of devices get connected to the Internet over the next few years, making sure those devices are able to connect easily and across protocols will be a major challenge. Samsung announced that its new Internet of Things module, Artik, will support a new networking structure that can overcome technical issues.
Where will the growth be in IoT?
Flash Poll 5/14/2015 2 comments
GSA published a report Internet of Things, where 48 percent of the CEOs interviewed thought IoT would be one of the top three growth drivers for the semiconductor industry and 17 percent ranked it first. What do you think will be the top driver of semiconductor industry in near term (5 years)?
13 Views of IoT World
Slideshow 5/13/2015 5 comments
Plans for thousands of high end WiFi kiosks and low data rate Sigfox base stations were highlights 0f the Internet of Things World event here.
Nubia Phone Dual Antenna Tuning Debuts
News & Analysis 5/13/2015 2 comments
Dual antennas may save space and insertion loss errors. Fabless RF chip company Cavendish Kinetics claims a design win for nubia phone's dual antenna tuning solution.
Max’s Cool Beans 5/12/2015 9 comments
On Friday, May 15, 2015 -- O frabjous day! -- you will find me charging around the electronic flea market at Hamvention rooting through all the tasty tempting treasures on offer.
IoT Feels Samsung's Artik Breeze
News & Analysis 5/12/2015 1 comment
Samsung announced a new series of modules designed for the Internet of Things as well as handful of partnerships to grow the open development community. The three modules, dubbed Artik, are complete hardware and software systems with built-in security.
LTE-WiFi Debate Exposes Spectrum Land Grab
News & Analysis 5/11/2015 7 comments
A new document circulated among members of the 3GPP working groups, entitled as “Precluding standalone access of LTE on unlicensed carriers,” shows cell operators’ desire to revise 3GPP’s own rule and prohibit non-LTE carriers from using LTE-U.
Samsung Breaks Ground on $14 Billion Fab
News & Analysis 5/8/2015 13 comments
Samsung broke ground yesterday on what it claims is the world's most expensive fab at over $14 billion and covering 31 million square feet for 10 nanometer FinFET semiconductors.
A 'Dark City' Moment at ESC
Max’s Cool Beans 5/8/2015 14 comments
Max has no idea how the authorities managed to move a massive building from one side of his hotel to the other while he was sleeping!
Facebook Shares Storage Recipe
News & Analysis 5/7/2015 4 comments
Engineers at Facebook shared details of their recipe for creating massive storage systems at bargain basement prices, defying traditional OEM hard drive arrays.
Startup's Webcams Move to 4K Panoramic Video
News & Analysis 5/7/2015 3 comments
Founded in 2013 and having secured two rounds of funding, including a Series B round of $10.5M from Intel Capital back in 2014, California-based startup Altia Systems has just launched its PanaCast2 Personal Panoramic Video System.
Qualcomm, Broadcom at Odds Over LTE-Unlicensed
News & Analysis 5/7/2015 15 comments
The FCC has declared its intention to monitor promoters of the new LTE-U, pressuring them to play nice – and fairly – in the unlicensed spectrum with those who rely on Wi-Fi for broadband business. Stakes are high for everyone involved.
Nvidia Exits LTE Modems
Blog 5/6/2015 2 comments
While having an integrated modem is still a critical differentiator in some applications, not having one will not preclude Nvidia from succeeding in other applications.
UltraHaptics Promises Airborne Tactile Interfaces
News & Analysis 5/6/2015 Post a comment
Founded in 2013, Bristol-based startup Ultrahaptics relies on a compact array of ultrasound transducers to send inaudible sound waves through the air, using phase-shift techniques to precisely control the focus and intensity of the acoustic radiation pressure into something tangible.