Last week, the Bluetooth SIG announced that Texas Instruments (TI) is the new title sponsor for the 2011 Innovation World Cup. This is the third year for the competition, and things are heating up this year for Bluetooth low energy, with much anticipated prototypes finally in the public domain.
TI is on board with providing free development kits to the first 20 developers who submit prototypes for the competition. After the 20 freebies are gone, other participants can score a kit for a 50% price discount. The Bluetooth SIG is looking for new applications and products that use Bluetooth low energy technology primarily in the fields of sports and fitness, health care and home automation. It starts accepting entries on May 1, 2011.
Other sponsors of the event include Freescale Semiconductor, Nordic Semiconductor, and VARTA Microbattery. For more information, visit the Innovation World Cup site.
So, are you going to enter the competition? Have you entered it in the past? Do you think this is 'the year' for Bluetooth Low Energy? Keep us in the loop by commenting below.