Nevertheless, the panelists were upbeat about the long term potential of IoT
as a growth driver in electronics. Both Perry and Havens shared
experiences using the digital thermostats from startup Nest, and Havens
said he used GPS to track the wallet he lost at the airport until it
arrived at his hotel.
“We see a lot of innovation in automotive
around the connected car that will drive a lot of silicon consumption,
and in the consumer space I see LED lighting and other infrastructure
coming on,” said Perry.
“I think lighting is the key killer app,”
said Grazier of TI. “As energy prices grow, we will feel the pressure
grow to manage energy use at home with low cost devices that are easy to
use,” he said.
Havens said he recently counted 21 devices he
owns that have an IP address. “That’[s not a great pick up line,”
quipped David Blaza, a vice president at UBM Electronics who moderated
From left: ARM's Havens, TI's Grazier and Mentor's Perry.
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