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China Makes Two IoT Calls

Baidu, Alibaba roll embedded voice services
7/6/2017 00:01 AM EDT
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Milan
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A market to exploit
Milan   7/10/2017 6:21:03 AM
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I had read somewhere that the Chinese IoT market could reach $ 361 billion by 2020. It's really a market to exploit

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rick merritt   7/6/2017 5:07:47 PM
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Yes, another great area worth exploring. There has been a lot going on in here some time, methinks its a tough nut to crack.

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realjjj   7/6/2017 2:27:09 PM
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Looking forward to it but the deals are yet to close so they might not be willing to talk about it much.


I do have another suggestion. The key disadvantage for wireless connectivity (vs wired) is the absence of true wireless power delivery. Think about it, wired connectivity is used more for power delivery than for data today - our phones need USB mostly to charge the device and only rarely for data. Maybe someday wireless standards will include power delivery but , before that, we will have chargers that cover an entire room and we never have to actively charge our phones, they just charge when in a room that's equipped with a charger. Will also enable certain significant shifts in product design, from IoT to cars, from BT trackers to industrial and healthcare.

And ,here's the cool part, there are some companies that are working to provide such solutions based on RF wireless charging. As far as i know there is Energous, they are working with Dialog and are very close to revenue. There is Ossia, they seem a bit behind but i know less about them- they do use 2.45GHz spectrum so that's interesting-  and there is Humavox but they are focused on near field only. Ofc Apple was rumored to be exploring such solutions too but this is much bigger than just that. As a disclaimer, got nothing to win or lose here, just believe that true wireless power delivery is important and almost here so it's worth paying attention.

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rick merritt   7/6/2017 1:56:37 PM
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@realjjj: That's a great story idea. I'll put a man on it right away--me ;-)

Stay tuned

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realjjj   7/6/2017 2:39:04 AM
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Synaptics is acquiring Conexant as well as Marvell's Multimedia Solutions Business.

Conexant makes sense but why Marvell's bit too? Is Rick Bergman making a mistake just because he misses real SoCs or do they have some viable long term plan. TVs and STBs have no future so what would be the plan? Computer vision , gesture recognition would make sense for them as they are about the "human interface" but that doesn't seem to be it.

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