IoT

One of the main drivers for the semiconductor industry is the growth in always-connected devices that require silicon inside, either for compute, communication, or control. The ‘Internet of Things’ era, depending on who you speak to, is set to scale to many billions of devices and subsequently many billions of dollars in opportunities. In order to drive this segment, semiconductor foundries have been developing cost-effective low power process node technologies for its customers to help drive a new level of power efficiency and low cost implementations. TSMC’s newest process targeting this market was announced at its 2020 Technology Symposium, and is to be called N12e. TSMC’s roadmap for its low powered platforms has centered around popular process node technologies optimized for low power and low...

Synaptics To Buy Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Business For $250 Million

Synaptics this afternoon is announcing that the firm is acquiring Broadcom’s wireless IoT business unit. The deal will see Synaptics acquire “certain rights” to Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS...

5 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2020

CES 2020: Ambarella Showcases CV2, CV22 and CV25 Demos

Amongst the many showcases at CES 2020 was Ambarella’s newest demo line-up showcasing various solutions using the CV2, CV22 and also demonstrating new platforms based on the newly announced...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/16/2020

Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance to Develop Connectivity Standard for Smart Home

Smart home devices have been around for many years, but have never become very widespread to a large degree. One of the reasons for this is likely the incompatibility...

42 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Now Available for $3,500

Microsoft has started sales of its HoloLens 2 mixed reality smart glasses. Aiming to be a significant upgrade over its predecessor in both field and overall performance, the second...

22 by Anton Shilov on 11/11/2019

Arm TechCon 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

Kicking off today is Arm's annual technical conference, Arm TechCon. Now in its 15th year, the company is looking to continue their long, successful run in the IP market...

15 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2019

BlackBerry Acquires Cylance, Gets AI & ML Security Technology

BlackBerry Limited has announced that it had completed acquisition of Cylance, a company developing machine learning and artificial intelligence-based security technology. The move adds valuable IP and technologies to...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

Microsoft at MWC 2019: HoloLens 2 and Azure Kinect

Today in Barcelona, Microsoft has unveiled some very interesting products, with Azure Kinect and HoloLens 2. Microsoft is trying to carve out a niche in the IoT world with...

7 by Brett Howse on 2/24/2019

Intel Discontinues Quark SoCs and Microcontrollers

Intel has announced that it will discontinue all of its Quark-series SoCs microcontrollers. Intel’s partners will have to make their final orders for the chips this summer, whereas the...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2019

Hot Chips 2018: SMIV DNN SoC for IoT Live Blog (4pm PT, 11pm UTC)

A slightly different talk from Hot Chips this time: here's a neural network processor aimed at IoT devices based in 16nm. The slides look interesting, so we're covering this...

5 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

MediaTek Reveals MT2621 SoC for IoT: Arm7 MCU, Integrated GPRS/NB-IoT Modem

MediaTek this week announced a new SoC designed for ultra-low-power autonomous IoT applications such as wearables, security sensors, and similar devices. The MT2621 SoC integrates basic computational capabilities...

3 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2017

Compulab Launches the Fitlet2 Passive SFF PC with Apollo Lake SoCs

Compulab has announced its new fitlet2 ultra-compact PC designed for a broad range of applications, including office, IoT and industrial. The Compulab fitlet2 is a small unit, cooled passively...

28 by Anton Shilov on 11/9/2017

Securifi Almond Guard DIY Home Security System: A Beta-Testing Report

Securifi's products have been covered before on AnandTech. They were the first consumer networking equipment vendor to successfully integrate a working IoT hub in a Wi-Fi router. By integrating...

15 by Ganesh T S on 11/7/2017

Samsung Begins Production of Exynos i T200 SoC for Miniature IoT Devices

Samsung on Thursday said it had begun to mass-produce its first SoC for miniature IoT devices, the Exynos i T200. Aimed at devices that do not need a lot...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/23/2017

Qualcomm Announces Mesh Networking Wi-Fi Router Reference Design with IoT Functionality

The last couple of years has seen rapid proliferation of mesh networking kits / whole-home Wi-Fi systems in the market. Recent market research suggests that the mesh network segment...

7 by Ganesh T S on 5/29/2017

The Logitech Harmony Elite Experience: Ultimate Control

Perhaps I’m dating myself, but the television in my house when I was young required the viewer to get up and change channels manually. Although it wasn’t very convenient...

99 by Brett Howse on 2/14/2017

Securifi's Almond Routers Get Subscription-based IoT Device Security Service

We have been following Securifi's offerings in the home networking space over the last few years. They have stood out in the crowded consumer Wi-Fi market by being one...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/4/2017

Lenovo Announces The Alexa Powered Smart Assistant, And Smart Storage NAS

When Amazon announced the Echo, it’s likely even they were not prepared for the response to the device, and Echo is the primary funnel to Amazon Alexa, which is...

6 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2017

Adesto EcoXiP: Optimizing Memory Interfaces For Embedded Systems

There is no Moore's Law for flash memory. Unlike transistors, flash memory cells can no longer be made any smaller or faster without incurring reliability tradeoffs that negate the...

7 by Billy Tallis on 11/17/2016

Intel Announces Atom E3900 Series - Goldmont for the Internet of Things & More

Kicking off a busy day for the Internet of Things market, Intel this morning is announcing the Atom E3900 series. Based upon the company’s latest generation Goldmont Atom CPU...

19 by Ryan Smith on 10/25/2016

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