The Week In Review: IoT


Security Last month’s distributed denial-of-service cyberattacks have put the spotlight on poorly secured or insecure Internet of Things devices. "The harsh reality is that cybersecurity is not even on the radar of many manufacturers," said Trent Telford, CEO of Covata, an Internet security firm. "Security will eventually become more of a priority, but it may well be too late for this genera... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Deals The $47 billion merger of Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors will not only affect the automotive chip market; it should also have a significant impact in the Internet of Things business. The companies note they are together strong in microcontrollers, secure identification, mobile transactions, payment cards, transit, application processors, and connectivity systems. Meanwhile, NXP reported... » read more

Qualcomm + NXP = IoT Powerhouse


Coverage of the merger agreement between Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors often focused on how the combination would yield the world’s largest supplier of chips for automotive electronics. Somewhat overlooked was its significance for the Internet of Things market. NXP CEO Rick Clemmer said in a statement, "The combination of Qualcomm and NXP will bring together all technologies required to... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Memory Kilopass Technology uncorked its new eNVM, which includes vertical layered thyristor DRAM technology. The key advantages, according to the company, is that it eliminates the need for DRAM refresh, can be manufactured using existing processes, and improves power and area efficiency. A full memory test chip is currently in the early stages of testing. A thyristor is basically a latch tech... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Deals SAP will invest more than $2.2 billion in the Internet of Things by 2020, including acquisitions, and it has formed a new line of business called SAP IoT. The software giant this week reported its purchase of an Italian startup, PLAT.ONE, which will be integrated into SAP IoT. “It is a big and growing market and we think we can be a significant part of it,” said Tanja Rucker, SAP’s... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Analysis Cisco Systems and General Electric will be the main contenders in the industrial Internet of Things market, this analysis contends. Meanwhile, The New York Times analyzes GE’s big bet on the IoT and related software development to stay ahead of competing technology giants. Qualcomm holds the most Internet of Things patents, leading Intel, ZTE, Nokia, and LG Electronics, this anal... » read more

What’s Holding Back The IoT


There is a new generation of heterogeneous devices and component modules being developed for the IoT. This, in turn, could create an exploding market within certain sectors of the hardware industry. Exact size predictions for this market vary greatly, but all of the firms making these predictions agree on one thing—it's going to be very big. A new report by Yole Developpement pegs the mar... » read more

Rethinking Big Data


You have to marvel at the sheer genius of what modern day, edge-of-the envelope marketing schemes can accomplish. For example, terms such as the [getkc id="76" comment="Internet of Things"], (also referred to as the Cloud of Things, or the Internet of Everything, or even Internet of Interconnect) have become sexy, interesting, exciting camouflage layers over the rather dull M2M industry. The... » read more

The Simple Way To Steal Data


Given all the propaganda that is currently floating around about what the IoT/E, CoT is or isn’t, will or won’t be, one thing is for sure – it will be flooded with autonomous objects, most of which most will be cheap, simple, and, as it stands now, unsecured. And, given the equation that: a) side channel attacks are relatively easy, and b) that many of the chips of IoT/E, CoT objects a... » read more

The Week In Review: Design


M&A Cadence completed its acquisition of Jasper Design Automation, using cash and revolving credit to finance the deal. It will explain the impact on 2014 financial results in fiscal 2015. Jasper’s team, led by CEO Kathryn Kranen, will now report to Cadence senior VP Charlie Huang in Cadence’s System & Verification Group. The deal was first announced in April. Tools Coverity un... » read more