The Week In Review: IoT


Corporate Strategy IBM announced that it will spend more than $200 million on its new Watson Internet of Things center in Munich, Germany, focusing on how artificial intelligence and IoT connect with blockchain technology, the distributed database tech at the heart of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Big Blue revealed several customers for its Watson IoT Platform, such as Aerialtronics, K... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Deals Verizon Communications agreed to acquire Sensity Systems of Sunnyvale, Calif., a supplier of energy-efficient light-emitting diode lighting equipment to serve as the foundation for its Internet of Things platform for smart cities; financial terms weren’t disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Mike Lanman, Verizon’s senior vice president of Enterprise P... » read more

The Week in Review: IoT


Technology The Internet of Things got some attention at this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduced the Joule compute module in his opening-day keynote address. The module is a high-performance developer platform supporting Intel RealSense depth-sensing cameras. Canonical, Microsoft, and PivotHead were among the IDF exhibitors demonstrating the Jou... » read more

Long Road Ahead To Securing IoT


Security is a hot topic within the vast swath of the electronics industry that is working to bring the [getkc id="76" comment="Internet of Things"]/[getkc id="260" comment="Internet of Everything"] from concept to reality. A slew of standards and protocols are currently being developed to help secure the IoT from the edge nodes through the networks that carry the accumulated data. Chip vendors ... » read more

The Week In Review: Sept. 16


By Mark LaPedus In June, Crucial.com teamed up with Lou Ferrigno to invite all frustrated computer users to submit a short video showing their most fearsome, frustration-filled and computer-induced roar. Each video was evaluated according to a variety of factors, including volume, enthusiasm, perceived distress, frustration, anxiety, irritation and overall hopelessness. The memory module suppl... » read more

The Week In Review: Sept. 9


By Mark LaPedus SK Hynix’ DRAM fab in China caught on fire. The fire caused one minor injury, but it did not impact the equipment, according to reports. SK Hynix will re-open the fab soon, according to reports. Bob Halliday, Applied Materials’ CFO, gave a presentation at an analyst event, saying: “I think there’s probably more technology inflections going on right now than in years.... » read more