Atmel to Dialog, Broadcom GNSS Chip, Grove HW Interop, MCU Up, Open Source Unites IoT, $6M to Penn, RIL & Ecorithm, UK IoT Lab, Linux IoT, Wi-Fi Alliance, IoT Customer Support
By Sally Bixby, Web Editor
Dialog to Acquire Atmel for USD4.6bn in IoT Push, writes Paul Buckley, EE Times Europe in a cash-and-stock deal. The combined company would have $2.7 billion in annual sales, Dialog said.
Broadcom Offers New GNSS Chip for Internet of Things, from GPS World staff. The new, advanced chip enables devices such as fitness bands to deliver pinpoint location while consuming minimal power and in some cases can eliminate the need for a separate microcontroller. Prasan Pai, Broadcom Wireless Connectivity senior director said, “with more consumers demanding GNSS in a wider variety of applications, we see a tremendous opportunity to … ”
From Gergely Imreh on ARM Connected Community: “Grove peripherals for industrial/embedded IoT”, hits on the difficulties of hardware interoperability (i.e. enter … welcome to Grove).
Out of the IHS Newsroom comes: ‘Microcontroller Market Growth Tied to Rise in Internet of Things Applications’.
“What some still consider to be only hype surrounding emerging IoT trends has already begun disrupting the MCU market. In fact, without the influence of IoT application growth, the MCU market is predicted to stagnate by the end of the decade” – Tom Hackenberg, senior analyst for IHS Technology.
Networking project spawns IoT middleware … Open Source Code May Unite IoT, EETimes post from Jim Ballingall, Exec. Director, Industry-Academia Partnership. A quick, informative read, i.e. one application allowed users to search for other registered users on their mobile devices and view a heat map that displayed realtime people traffic and historical data.
The Daily Pennsylvanian’s Shelly Teng reports “Penn gets $6 million grant for “internet of things” – Computer and Information Science Professor Insup Lee, with his team, is working on securing the usage and transmittance of data within medical devices.
RIL ventures into Internet of Things, on livemint. Reliance Industries Ltd’s venture capital arm has signed an agreement with US-based software company Ecorithm Inc. to bring to India a technology that will help collect and exchange data to boost the Internet of Things.
Intel Spotlights British Solutions at IoT Ignition Lab in Swindon, UK ~ David McKenney’s article via IoT@Intel talks on demos at the lab that include: Siemens smart parking system, MimoCare independent living solution, Ersúles smart lighting solution… and more .
Linux and the Internet of Things has Andrey Katsman (Linux Journal posting) waking up in the middle of the night … with issues. Not just casual chatter, you’ll want to catch key points being fleshed out, so to speak. That would be on microcontrollers, The Cloud, Smartphones, Linux, and the rise of…
Wi-Fi Alliance opens arms to more Internet of Things companies – article from Monica Alleven on FierceWirelessTech. The alliance, doing its part to make sure Wi-Fi remains a viable IoT technology in the connected home, adds a new level of membership for certain companies. Catch up on what’s up.
Business 2 Community blog of Alex Brisbourne (president and CEO of KORE) on ‘3 Ways Customer Support Needs to Adapt to the Internet of Things’ looking at: Blend Your Tiers, Lose the Script, Resolve in Real Time – hitting on all cylinders that the days of generic customer support need to end. Once again, you had me at ‘hello’!