This one goes to 11. Editor Rick Merritt walks you through the top 10 articles for 2015 on Internet of Things Designline plus bonus stories.
The search for ways to secure the Internet of Things was one of the biggest concerns for readers of our IoT Designline in 2015. The issue was threaded through multiple stories over the year including our microsite’s second biggest hit-getter on the use of AES.
The Apple Watch was clearly the IoT product that generated the biggest buzz. It’s still not clear if it will establish a mainstream category for smart watches, but it was covered in multiple much-read stories including one teardown
that ranked #17.
But the IoT is diverse, flooded with a wide diversity of products. Our fourth, sixth and seventh most-read stories of the year were roundups of new IoT products, two of them from the much-watched annual Consumer Electronics Show. IoT news from two other major events came in at eight and ten.
Fully depleted SOI process technology also made its debut in 2015, claiming it had an edge for making ultra-low power IoT devices. Thus a story on FD-SOI came in fifth on the site.
Among other hot topics this year, merger mania swept through the semiconductor industry and was the subject of our 18th and 20th biggest stories. The rise of IoT hardware accelerators caught the eye of nearly 10,000 readers in our story at #15. Bluetooth took a bigger bite of IoT this year, something noted in story #16. And last but not least, there’s an ongoing horse race to deploy low power, wide area networks for IoT, something we covered in several stories including #25.
Our readers are nothing if not practical and hard working. The top story on the site for the year got nearly 53,000 hits, recounting 10 top skills EEs need now.
Top 10 Internet of Things Designline stories from 201510. 8 Views of Intel’s IoT Efforts
9. Top 10 Sensor Trends to Watch
8. 13 Views of IoT World
7. 10 Tiny Development Boards That Are Up to the Task
6. CES Sampler: Selfie Drones, Mobile Health
5. 8 FD-SOI Questions You're Afraid to Ask
4. The Hot, the Odd and the Risky -- Spotted at CES
3. 8 Views of Intel’s IoT Efforts
2. How secure is AES against brute force attacks?
1. Embedded Engineers: 10 Skills You Need Now
— Rick Merritt, Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, EE Times