Ooh Shiny! The iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit
Max’s Cool Beans 11/24/2015 4 comments
With Christmas drawing close, you may be searching for gifts for family, friends, and colleagues, in which case the folks at iFixit have a few tasty items available.
Meet The Startups From Wearable World Accelerator
Slideshow 11/24/2015 Post a comment
A handful of new wearable and Internet of Things companies were on display at Wearable IoT World Labs’ fall demo day last week. The local accelerator showcased eight companies in the wearable and automotive world in its downtown headquarters.
MEMS Market: Ups and Upstarts
News & Analysis 11/24/2015 5 comments
The newly renamed MEMS and Sensors Industrial Group hosted IHS, which predicted the growth of the microelectromechanical system (MEMS) growth rates through 2019.
Tsinghua, Infineon Kicking Renesas' Tires
News & Analysis 11/23/2015 5 comments
Renesas Electronics has become an investment target to suitors outside Japan, including China’s Tsinghua Unigroup and Infineon Technologies in Germany, as Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ), a government-backed turnaround fund, plans to draw down its investment.
IoT Groups Merge Efforts
News & Analysis 11/23/2015 1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Universal Plug and Play Forum will combine efforts to gain heft in the battle to define the Internet of Things.
10 Early Stage Technology Innovations Point to Future
Slideshow 11/23/2015 Post a comment
Emerging technologies, including printed electronics, wearable technology, 3D printing, sensors, energy harvesting, electric vehicles and new advanced materials,are set to change the electronics market. Here's a look at 10 innovative embryonic technologies.
3D Printers Spit out Small PCBs
Slideshow 11/22/2015 4 comments
Two companies showed 3D printers that can make small printed circuit boards and others including Qualcomm showed advances in plastic electronics at an IDTechEx event here.
Japan Focuses on IoT Nuts & Bolts
News & Analysis 11/20/2015 Post a comment
Is Open IoT a missed opportunity for Japan? Can Japan contribute to the fast-growing world of the Internet of Things? Here's what we found at Embedded Technology 2015 in Yokohama.
Military Targets Wearables, Bioelectrics
News & Analysis 11/20/2015 1 comment
Members of the Armed Forces may be the toughest consumers of all, especially when it comes to wearables. The demand for precision technology that isn’t clunky and has a long battery life far exceeds that of the traditional wearable market, and has defined DARPA investment in wearables.
Samsung on Intel's Heels in Chip Vendor Ranking
News & Analysis 11/19/2015 2 comments
Samsung is set to make in-roads into Intel's lead as the world's largest chip manufacturer in 2015, according to a list of chip companies ranked by forecast chip revenues from market research firm IC Insights.
Smartphone Shipments up 15% in 3Q15
News & Analysis 11/19/2015 Post a comment
The global market for smartphones was 353 million units in 3Q15, up 15.5 percent over the same period in 2014. For mobile phones in total the market was 478 million units in 3Q15, an increase of 3.7 percent over a year before.
Why Japan Hasn't Led IoT
News & Analysis 11/19/2015 8 comments
Germany has Industry 4.0. The U.S. is running with Industrial Internet Consortium. Where is Japan? Ken Sakamura, creator of TRON, Japan’s home-grown RTOS, blasted Japanese embedded designers for their inability to lead the Internet of Things on the world stage.
E-Textiles Weave Complex Tale
News & Analysis 11/18/2015 Post a comment
While wearables present innumerable opportunities for fashion designers, the supply chain isn’t up to speed, according to a panel of wearable technology and fashion experts.
Parrot Unveils Bebop 2 Drone
News & Analysis 11/17/2015 1 comment
French drone company Parrot unveiled its next-generation consumer drone, Bebop 2. The 500 gram, four propeller device is designed to take photos and video with 25 minutes of fly time.
MEMS for Million-Dollar Horses
News & Analysis 11/13/2015 Post a comment
Horse Sense's Pegasus does the same kind of tracking, posture recording and monitoring as Dairymaster's MooMonitor does for cows, plus it measures their temperature -- critical for keeping expensive racehorses in tip-top condition.
11 Views of Hax Demo Day
Slideshow 11/13/2015 1 comment
Hax, the first of a crop of hardware startup accelerators, staged its seventh demo day, introducing a handful of new companies addressing the Internet of Things.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT
News & Analysis 11/13/2015 2 comments
Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
Is Detroit Dead Meat?
Blog 11/12/2015 17 comments
Calling Detroit’s auto industry ‘dead meat’ presumes that car OEMs lack the skills to develop software-centric cars. I don’t disagree. But any conclusion that requires an almost blind faith in Google and Apple makes me leery.
Apple’s A9: Story Within A Story
Teardown 11/12/2015 9 comments
On a basic level it's a story of a sixth generation APU that is fabricated in a FinFET process. It's also a bigger story of Apple's semiconductor design ambitions.
Welcome to the Future -- Dynamic Adverts
Max’s Cool Beans 11/12/2015 3 comments
It may be that -- in the not-so-distant future -- everyone watching a TV program in the comfort of their own homes sees different advertising objects seamlessly embedded in the scenes.
ARM CEO Touts IoT Security, Fire Safety
News & Analysis 11/11/2015 7 comments
ARM couldn’t have done it better if they tried. Just as CEO Simon Segars reached the climax of his TechCon keynote on the importance of security for the Internet of Things, a fire alarm rang out.
Thread Gets Real with Certification Rollout
News & Analysis 11/11/2015 Post a comment
IoT isn’t exactly a market thing yet, due to the absence of a standardized platform both on the application and network protocol layers. But the industry may be coalescing around Thread, when it comes to network protocols.
ARM Flexes Handset, IoT Cores
News & Analysis 11/10/2015 1 comment
ARM announced a new entry-level, 64-bit smartphone core, the A-35, and an architecture for supporting hardware-based TrustZone security on 32-bit microcontrollers.
IoT Nets Advance at Ingenu, LoRa
News & Analysis 11/10/2015 Post a comment
Ingenu revealed its plans for a U.S. 2.4 GHz network for the Internet of Things while rival LoRa Alliance announced an upgraded spec and a partner in India.