A number of universities are looking at this problem, here's an article from last week's Crain's Chicago Business profiling Professor Wen-mei Hwu at UIUC who is leading one such effort ...
I wonder what is their progress with those chips today. Have they delivered in terms of power efficiency and performance? Have they set a new standard in which other chip manufacturers have to follow?
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Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.