It was fascinating to me when Touchstone came out of the gate happily describing itself as a second source supplier. The strategy made a ton of sense--but you just don't normally hear that from a chip startup. Most feel, I assume, that they have to have a more aggressive story to make a splash. But Fox and his colleagues knew what they were doing. And it seems like Touchstone is evolving to the next stage.
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.