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Broadcom CEO: Life After LTE, 5G Cellular Exit
News & Analysis  
1/12/2015   14 comments
Although Broadcom's connectivity business has been excellent, the company may face stiff competition from Chinese fabless companies that are licensing connectivity IP cores. We caught up with Broadcom CEO at CES.
The Thing Is...
Blog  
1/11/2015   5 comments
"Thing" is a word that encompasses everything, goes with anything and clarifies just about nothing.
Marvell Shrink-Wraps IoT Gateway Product
News & Analysis  
1/9/2015   2 comments
Marvell designed a highly integrated device -- as a reference design -- allowing consumers to manage their wireline and wireless network connectivity, store their home media, automate home devices and access digital home entertainment.
CES Reveals IoT Not Ready for ‘iPhone Moment’
Blog  
1/9/2015   32 comments
CES has a lot connected hardware but where is the 'oh, that’s really easy' surprise?
IoT Feels Unintended Consequences
Blog  
1/8/2015   13 comments
The Internet of Things will require more horsepower in datacenter servers and flexibility at end nodes for security -- issues that play well to FPGAs.
FCC Chairman at CES Takes Net Neutrality Pledge
News & Analysis  
1/8/2015   19 comments
FCC Chairman said at CES, “We need to propose a rule that says there will be no blocking [of access], no throttling, no paid prioritization. We need a yardstick against which [ISPs’] performance should be measured.”
No Fee DIY Home Security Kit Debuts at CES
News & Analysis  
1/8/2015   2 comments
Echostar brings a DIY home-security system called Sage to CES that promises no monthly service fees.
CES: Bosch Aims to Connect Whole World
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1/8/2015   Post a comment
Bosch has its finger in every pie of IoT, worldwide connectivity and both consumer and industrial automation, says Bosch board member Werner Struth in his CES keynote.
CES 2015: Lenovo, Asus, ZTE Debut Android Smartphones
Blog  
1/7/2015   Post a comment
Android smartphones were plentiful at CES, but some of the industry's biggest players didn't show up.
The Indian IoT Ideathon
India Chip Chat  
1/7/2015   7 comments
How one entrepreneur in India is creating an IoT hackathon culture.
MediaTek Wins Sony as Best Friend, Guns for High End
News & Analysis  
1/7/2015   1 comment
The MediaTek president used the CES to disclose two things: Sony is MediaTek's "most important friend" -- in a partnership that led to the world's first Android TV, and MediaTek’s unequivocal share in the global TV SoC market.
It's Not the Size of Your ... or Is It?
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/7/2015   50 comments
It cannot be denied that people do tend to look at you with more respect if you can show them something of a size and grandeur they've not seen before.
Intel Tips Mini IoT Module
News & Analysis  
1/7/2015   13 comments
Intel unveiled the next generation in its wearable hardware ecosystem, a button-sized SoC called Curie. At its International CES keynote, Intel highlighted several initiatives and hardware developments targeted at this burgeoning market.
WiGig Gives a Leg Up on 5G
Blog  
1/7/2015   2 comments
Engineers can get a leg up on tomorrow's 5G technologies by working with 60 GHz WiGig products today, says the chief marketing officer of Blu Wireless Technology.
Samsung Bolsters Mobile Memory
News & Analysis  
1/7/2015   1 comment
Higher quality video processing, increasing expectations for compute power, IoT, and sensors are driving demand for mobile memory. Samsung hopes to meet this need with its LPDDR4 and wearable-specific chips.
CES Sampler: Selfie Drones, Mobile Health
Slideshow  
1/6/2015   3 comments
There's no place like the International CES to discover a wonderland of devices, services, goodies, and toys fit for every tech lover. We compiled our favorite gadgets from several showcase events, from drones to connected bicycles.
Selfies 2.0
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/6/2015   17 comments
This super-simple device provides you with the ability to take a new generation of selfies that will make your friends green with envy.
CES 2015: Year Of The What?
Flash Poll  
1/6/2015   1 comment
Having trouble deciding what to call CES this year? This poll may help you decide.
Lutron Opens to Smart Home
News & Analysis  
1/6/2015   6 comments
Lutron is slowly opening up its proprietary wireless building control network to partners and open standards, paving a road to tomorrow's smart homes.
CES: IoT Modules Quicken Innovation
News & Analysis  
1/6/2015   5 comments
Weaved is a company that brings the little guys into their fold, with customized modules, colors, form factors, and free software to marry it all to their cloud.
15-in-15: Analog, MEMS & Sensor Startups to Watch in 2015
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1/6/2015   Post a comment
Here are 15 startups that are eager to change the world of electronics and that we think are worth keeping an eye on in 2015 if you are interested in analog, MEMS, and sensors.
CES 2015: Big Data a Quiet Star
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1/6/2015   Post a comment
Big data is the underlying big story at CES 2015, as we see a flood of Internet-connected devices loaded with data sensors.
IoT: Collaborate or Else, Says Samsung CEO
News & Analysis  
1/6/2015   14 comments
Samsung Electronics CEO BK Yoon, in his keynote at CES, made a passionate pitch to “unlock the infinite possibilities of the Internet of Things,” while suggesting that the industry fall in line behind Samsung’s leadership.
5 Bluetooth Devices for the Body at CES
Slideshow  
1/6/2015   2 comments
Bluetooth Sig's pre-CES media event showcased the latest most interesting Bluetooth-enabled devices: wearables and fitness devices were the stars of the show, with a few neat medical applications making waves.
Tablet Computers: The Way Forward for Better Patient Experiences
Blog  
1/6/2015   21 comments
Recent deployments of tablet computers in hospitals are improving the patient experience in many ways.
A "New" Technology to Watch
Break Points  
1/6/2015   2 comments
Career alert! Embedded systems are hot!
Q'comm Allies in Cars, Health, IoT
News & Analysis  
1/5/2015   1 comment
Qualcomm's silicon is in everything, and its ecosystem is growing, officials said at the International CES. The company didn't have any huge chip announcements, but it highlighted partnerships that will allow continued growth across markets.
CES Unveiled: Robots, Patches, Plugs & Kid Surveillance
News & Analysis  
1/5/2015   5 comments
At CES Unveiled this year, two trends have emerged: more wearables pitched for better accuracy (some with "medical-grade" claims) and more gateway products to talk to a WiFi router or directly with the outside world.
Sony Chooses PNI Hub for SmartWatch
News & Analysis  
1/5/2015   5 comments
PNI Sensor reveals its first customer is Sony for its SmartWatch 3 for its SENtral sensor hub, plus releases what it calls the world's first wearable development kit for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Just Call Me 'King of the Salad People'
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/5/2015   125 comments
As part of his New Year's resolutions, Max has promised his dear old mom that he will lose 60 pounds, which -- amongst other things -- means giving up alcohol. (Oh, the humanity!)
Fonts Could Set IoT Devices Apart
News & Analysis  
1/5/2015   9 comments
Aesthetically pleasing and scalable typefaces might be the factor that makes one IoT device stand out from others, according to Monotype Imaging.
Broadcom Goes Pedal-to-the-Metal With Ethernet & NFC
News & Analysis  
1/5/2015   10 comments
Through the announcement of two new auto-grade chips that include an Ethernet physical layer transceiver IC and an NFC chip, Broadcom is demonstrating at the International CES a strong commitment to its automotive initiative.
Inside 8 Hardware Accelerators
Slideshow  
1/5/2015   4 comments
We profile a handful of the top hardware accelerators, a new crop of companies cropping up everywhere, most focused on helping startups build devices for the Internet of Things.
5 Things to Expect in Mobile Payments in 2015
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1/5/2015   Post a comment
Mobile payments has new momentum going into 2015. What's next?
Bosch Awash in MEMS Combo Sensors
News & Analysis  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Bosch has combined its expertise in micro-electromechanical systems into a sensor that measures temperature, pressure, humidity, and indoor air quality in a 3x3x0.93 mm LGA metal lid package.
What's the Best T-Shirt for an Engineer?
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/3/2015   80 comments
Are there any science, technology, engineering, or math-related t-shirts that bring a smile to your lips or even make you laugh out loud?
5 Smartphone Wishes for 2015
Blog  
1/2/2015   Post a comment
Smartphones must do better in five key areas -- starting with battery life.
Top Robots for Farmers for 2014
Slideshow  
1/2/2015   14 comments
Over 60 agricultural robots are in-the-field today, either commercially or in testing for release in 2015-2016. Here are 27 of the top contenders for the autonomous robotic ag of the future.
2015: Year of the Air-Quality Sensor
News & Analysis  
1/1/2015   11 comments
Gas sensors, especially those that can sense air quality, will skyrocket in popularity starting in 2015, being led by inclusion in Chinese smartphones, according to IHS.
CES: 2 Displays on Russian Yota Smartphone
News & Analysis  
1/1/2015   41 comments
Russian-made Yota smartphone, or just YotaPhone, ups ante with two displays -- one E-Ink on the back that draws almost zero power, and up to 100 hours of battery life.
CES: 55" TV Thin as iPad Air
News & Analysis  
1/1/2015   7 comments
LG's news flat panel TV is as thin as an Apple iPad Air -- just 7.5 millimeters.
The Meaning of Liff
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/1/2015   12 comments
This little rascal is a dictionary of things for which there currently are no words.
Industrial Internet of Things Is On Its Way
Blog  
12/31/2014   16 comments
While the consumer side of the IoT is still mostly hype, the industrial IoT is seeing solid growth.
BASF Develops Simple 3D Sensor
News & Analysis  
12/31/2014   8 comments
Chemicals giant BASF SE has developed a single-lens passive optical sensor that can measure distance to an object and thereby 3D position detection and 3D imaging.
Mobile Internet Strategy Fuels Xiaomi’s IoT Ambitions
Blog  
12/30/2014   8 comments
Xiaomi attracts the investment community because the hardware vendor -- masquerading as a "mobile Internet" company -- comes without baggage.
IoT in Protocol War, Says Startup
News & Analysis  
12/30/2014   12 comments
The Internet of Things is enmeshed in a war of protocols in which Zigbee’s future appears dim, says the CTO of Enlighted, a building controls startup.
Analysts Predict CES Hotspots
News & Analysis  
12/29/2014   10 comments
A few technologies and themes arise from each International CES, the massive annual consumer electronics show held in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9. The upcoming event will likely feature improved-upon devices from 2014, with a more fleshed-out hardware ecosystem.
Sound Effects Shield for Arduino: The Specification
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/29/2014   64 comments
Many hobby projects can be enhanced by sound effects, but replicating sounds and mixing multiple audio streams can be a tad tricky.
10 Reasons Why Analytics Are Vital to the Internet of Things
Slideshow  
12/29/2014   13 comments
Being able to monitor and use the data that comes from the Internet of Things is a huge potential challenge with different providers using different architectures and approaches, and different chip and equipment vendors teaming up in a range of different ways.
Ten Deals That Shaped Analog, MEMS & Sensors in 2014
News & Analysis  
12/24/2014   4 comments
The company merger and acquisition trend that characterized 2013 was still present in 2014 but was, perhaps, slightly less frenzied.
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