AMS Acquires Sensor Company
News & Analysis 12/8/2014 3 comments
Analog chipmaker ams now will acquire acam-messelectronic, a vendor of highly accurate time-based measurement technology and related sensor solutions.
Do You Feel IoT Device Fatigue Yet?
Blog 12/3/2014 25 comments
After the novelty of the wearable device wears off, will consumers settle into device fatigue or out-and-out revolt? Who wants the whole neighborhood knowing you forgot to brush your teeth?
Cypress Bids $4B For Spansion
News & Analysis 12/1/2014 13 comments
Cypress and Spansion struck a deal to merge into a $2 billion embedded chip company with half its business in memory and an expanded microcontroller portfolio with a strong focus on automotive.
Experts Call for Secure Sensors
News & Analysis 11/21/2014 9 comments
Sensor nodes are the most vulnerable point of attack in an Internet of Things ecosystem, so securing the trillions of sensors industry experts expect is of the utmost concern.
12 Startups I Saw at Demo
Slideshow 11/21/2014 9 comments
The consumer Internet of Things sector is getting crowded and maybe a bit ahead of itself, a Nest co-founder said at the Demo event, where a handful of smart-home startups showed their wares.
Jaguar Land Rover Tours Its Cars
News & Analysis 11/19/2014 36 comments
Jaguar Land Rover detailed the complexity of electronics in its latest cars and gave a look at its ideas for features coming in the future in a keynote.
iCub: It's Robotic, It's Cute & It's Italian
News & Analysis 11/19/2014 14 comments
Japan's love affair with robots is well-known. So, predictably, Japanese attendees at Embedded Technology show are gushing over this little Italian -- about as big as a four-year-old child - which they praise as smart, sophisticated and gentle.
UWB Returns as a GPS for IoT
Blog 11/18/2014 Post a comment
Ultrawideband technology (a.k.a. impulse radio) is staging a comeback as a technique to add localization for a wide range of uses in the Internet of Things.
ISSCC Tips Hot Circuit Designs
News & Analysis 11/17/2014 4 comments
The International Solid State Circuits Conference will host papers on new processors from Intel, AMD, and IBM and some of the first designs made in new FinFET processes.
Breathalyzer Detects Diseases
News & Analysis 11/14/2014 19 comments
What if, with one big breath, you could determine your liver function or glucose levels? Researchers at the State University of New York, Stony Brook have developed a diagnostic breathalyzer that will make connotations with blood alcohol content a thing of the past.
14 Views of Samsung's Dev Con
Slideshow 11/14/2014 11 comments
At its conference, Samsung reached out to developers in an effort to build growth markets around its smartphones and tablets in digital health, the smart home, virtual reality, and wearables.
Tiny Tattoos Sense Health
News & Analysis 11/13/2014 3 comments
Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Wearable Sensors have prototypes for several tiny, inexpensive sensors, including tattoos and micro needles, that will target the health market.
Trillion-Sensor Vision, Results Shared
News & Analysis 11/12/2014 3 comments
The proliferation of sensors from mobile, medical, and engineering applications will drive an “abundant” world free of pressing issues such as healthcare, according to speakers at the TSensors Summit held here. Sensors will be a key component in curing the world’s ills, and the world needs a roadmap.
Sensors See Gestures, Barcodes
News & Analysis 11/11/2014 3 comments
AMS AG announced a new family of intelligent sensors for gesture control at this week's Electronica in Germany. The next-generation TMG399x line adds sensing functionality and barcode emulation for mobile and other consumer electronics.
Cypress Jumps on BLE Bandwagon
News & Analysis 11/11/2014 6 comments
Cypress Semiconductor CEO T.J. Rodgers discussed his new PSoC microcontrollers supporting Bluetooth Low Energy and a $9 node for what he calls the Internet of Plants.
Dell Research Updates Progress
News & Analysis 11/10/2014 3 comments
A year after its formation, Dell’s research arm is making strides in communications and focus on big data in medicine. Dell Research head Jai Menon talks future development in mobility, security, and machine learning.
Smart Battery Charges Up for IoT
News & Analysis 11/7/2014 11 comments
Startup Roost is developing a new twist on the Internet of Things -- a smart, networked battery that will put existing smoke alarms on home WiFi networks.
Sensor Fusion Goes Open-Source
News & Analysis 11/6/2014 8 comments
A new industry group has formed to simplify the process by which sensor data is synthesized. The Accelerated Innovation Community is an open-source algorithm cooperative dedicated to improving the accuracy of sensors.
Freescale CEO: 'IoT Isn't Just Buzz'
News & Analysis 10/29/2014 13 comments
Two factors rejuvenating Freescale are the "explosion of connected devices" and "cars so aware of their surroundings that they can't get into accidents," says its CEO.
IC Industry Slowdown: True or False?
News & Analysis 10/15/2014 10 comments
Did Microchip Technology get ahead of itself by suggesting that its downward revenue forecast was a negative bellwether for the whole semiconductor market? Or is there a macro-economic weakness that bodes ill for the chip industry?
Cellular Group Rolls IoT Guidelines
News & Analysis 10/13/2014 1 comment
The GSMA published guidelines for designing devices for the Internet of Things that ride on cellular networks while Samsung claimed it will roll 60 GHz WiFi IoT products in 2015.
Slideshow: Maxim Integrates IoT
Slideshow 10/10/2014 3 comments
The Internet of Things in its industrial and consumer flavors was a main focus for Maxim's annual demo day for its chips and reference designs.
Will Infineon's Power IC Gambit Pay Off?
News & Analysis 10/8/2014 16 comments
Against several of the financial community's shibboleths (get out of manufacturing, get rid of fabs), Infineon not only kept its fabs but upgraded them. The company is staking its power-chip future in Dresden fab.
ARM Extends Into IoT Software
News & Analysis 10/1/2014 16 comments
ARM has announced plans for IoT device and cloud software under its mbed platform that is already making waves with embedded software vendors.
Robots Confront Safety Standards
News & Analysis 9/30/2014 7 comments
An emerging crop of industrial robots will be more user-friendly tools for novice users in a wide variety of small companies, but they may bump up against safety standards, experts say.
IoT Calls for Simpler Protocol
Blog 9/29/2014 13 comments
Chirp is a simplified messaging scheme geared for the Internet of Things where many basic devices will not have the muscle to process traditional protocols such as IPv6, says author Francis DaCosta.
Fairchild Reinvents Itself
News & Analysis 9/26/2014 11 comments
Fairchild is transforming itself from a discrete component supplier for everyone into a smart-module provider to just the fastest-growing industries, says president and chief operating officer Vijay Ullal.
PZT Making Waves in MEMS
News & Analysis 9/25/2014 Post a comment
ST's announcement that it is offering a piezo-MEMS manufacturing process catapults the company to the front of a wave of uptake for the technology.
Smart Clothes Seek Slim Electronics
News & Analysis 9/25/2014 9 comments
Smart shirt makers such as Hexoskin are getting traction, especially with athletes, but they need lower-power chips and better manufacturing processes for integrating sensors.
Q’comm Does Watches, Glasses, Robots
Slideshow 9/19/2014 4 comments
Qualcomm showed design wins in smartwatches, VR glasses, and robots at its annual Uplinq event where it also gave updates on AllJoyn and its efforts in smartphones and WiFi.
Edison Leads Intel into Wearables
Slideshow 9/9/2014 9 comments
Intel released its Edison PC on a module, giving away development boards free to attendees at its annual developer forum here in hopes os staking out a position for its x86 in the emerging Internet of Things.
Smart Shirts Take the Court at US Open
News & Analysis 9/8/2014 3 comments
Tennis fans attending the US Open this year in New York may have a reason to give the ball boys a second look. Several of them will be sporting the latest in wearable technology -- Polo Tech smart shirts designed by Ralph Lauren.