TI's Silicon Valley Labs has incorporated much of the former National Semiconductor NS Labs. Projects there are a continuation of some NS projects prior to TI's acquisition as well as new focus driven by TI.
Speaking from personal experience, both the NS Labs activities and now the total TI Silicon Valley Labs environment will result in disruptive solutions to customer problems in the near future.
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.