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.
Chemical Gas Sensors on the Rise Blog 2/17/2017 Post a comment Advances in miniaturization and manufacturing technologies are opening new markets to players in the MEMS sensing industry with foundries expected to produce millions of gas sensors in the coming years.
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.
Winners & Losers of GloFo's China Deal Blog 2/13/2017 18 comments Globalfoundries’ $10 billion Chengdu fab announcement is a reminder of China’s inexorable arms race for semiconductor production capacity. Who just gained from the deal? Who's losing ground as the fab tsunami sweeps over China?
16 Views of ISSCC Slideshow 2/10/2017 5 comments The Internet of Things is rising among the hundreds of papers at the annual ISSCC event dedicated to design of microprocessors, memories, wireless chips, and more.
Network OEMs Face China Review Blog 2/10/2017 Post a comment The Cyberspace Administration of China published a set of draft rules February 4 to establish a network security review committee responsible for assessing the security of network equipment and services under the new Network Security Law.
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.
IoT Convergence Is Coming Blog 2/7/2017 5 comments Soon after the New Year, I noted the convergence of protocols, alliances and methods for the Internet of Things was underway.
Hold Your iPhone -- Pizza Style Blog 2/6/2017 17 comments Last year, when I was covering the Mobile World Congress, I noticed my Chinese colleague constantly holding her phone horizontally – pizza-style – and addressing the microphone.
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.
Our Man in China: Ask Yorbe Blog 1/31/2017 3 comments As China was gearing down for its New Year celebration, we asked our colleague, EE Times China's editor in chief, about China’s electronics industry and the market in 2017.