Thursday, March 30th, 2017

May 2016 – One of the challenges of the smart home and the incorporation of IoT into that home, is the mitigation of risk to benefit. In the past, adoption of these technologies, such as alarm systems, motion detectors, high security door locks, were brought to the mainstream in association with insurance subsidies. These subsidies [...]

March 2016 – At the 2016 HardwareCon in San Leandro, CA, Publisher, entrepreneur and advocate of the Maker movement Tim O’Reilly spoke to the primarily “maker centric” audience about trends and the transition to bigger things. The basis of his talk was all movements that drive change start with enthusiasts. These people have an inherent [...]

January 2016 – This year, the RSA Conference San Francisco returns to its traditional time slot of February. This year’s event has been updated to reflect not only the issues of the current business environment, but to make the take-away from the event more actionable on a short term basis. In the past, while the [...]

November 10, 2015, ARM techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Steven Si from MediaTek described MediaTek’s prototyping system for IoT development. The combination of ARM-based hardware, a hardware development kit, various software tools, and interfaces to Arduino allow for quick and easy IoT development. The basis for the prototyping kit is a combination of a fully populated PCB [...]

November 11, 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Simon Segars from ARM described the changes in mindset and products that will be necessary for trust and security in a connected world. The advances in technology enable more devices to share data magnifying the conflict between privacy and the use of shared data. The new world needs [...]

September 2015 – At CTIA the team from Ethertronics was showing off their new smart antenna solutions. The 15 yr old company has already shipped over 1.3B antennas on over 100 designs from their standard parts and custom design inventory. The antennas are available in passive and active form for 3G and 4G applications. Their [...]

July 2015 – At the Accenture offices in San Jose, the Churchill club held a discussion on the direction and status of the Connected home. The discussion was moderated by Accenture and featured speakers from Forrester Research, Intel, Qualcomm and Nest Home Kit. The discussion focused on the realities of the connected home, as state [...]

 June 2015 – The Linley group held their first event focusing on IOT and the issues and breakthroughs in the technology and the market. The three topics addressed by the conferne were processor design for IOT applications, security at the IP and product level and finally the key to battery operated mobile design energy efficiency. [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Tony King-Smith of Imagination moderated a panel looking at various aspects of IoT platforms for future developments. Panelists included Curt Moore from TI, Omid Tahemia from Ikanos, and Eren Eshed from Altair. Segments and applicable platforms? Moore noted that developers need rules and should only change real functions. [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Sir Hossein Yassale from Imagination talked about changes in the industry and markets, driven by trends in computer vision, security, virtual and augmented realities, connectivity, and application portability. Mostly functions interact with people leading to changes in existing markets while increasing and changing them. Some of the emerging [...]