The September announcement of Intel's Quark, a Pentium-class x86 processor targeting low-power embedded systems was our third biggest IoT story of the year, garnering 21,863 clicks. Intel followed up with the launch in October of Quark riding an Arduino board, a story that attracted 6,229 more views.
The processor bore the fingerprint of Brian Krzanich. Intel's new chief executive vowed to drive the world's biggest chipmaker more swiftly into the mobile world.
Krzanich holds up a Quark chip at IDF in September.
A second tier of three stories each garnered about 15,000 hits from readers vicariously attending events where IoT was in the spotlight.
The Glazed conference was a new event held in San Francisco's Old Mint building. Startup Avegant kicked off a series of panels by tipping plans for what it called "virtual retinal display for the connected self" now on display at the Texas Instruments booth at the Consumer Electronics Show.
We covered the Trillion Sensor Summit, an ambitious gathering of industry executives sharing their visions of how to drive IoT to new heights. The group is working on an industry roadmap as well as plans for follow-up meetings in Japan and elsewhere. At its first gathering on the Stanford campus one organizer called IoT "the biggest business in the history of electronics."
ARM Tech Con in November generated a slideshow that included a report on a keynote by ARM's new chief executive. Like Intel's Krzanich, Simon Segars suggested he would make it part of his legacy to extend ARM's presence in the IoT. On the show floor, Freescale unveiled its module design for wearables.
Coming in seventh place was our new Internet of Things Designline. The tab on our home page, launched in July as a gathering place for IoT stories and blogs, grabbed about 12,000 hits in its first five months.
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