The Week In Review: IoT

AWS seeks cloud domination; CES returns to Vegas; AT&T Developer Summit set.


Amazon Web Services has 81 services for its customers in the Internet of Things, online video games, and other markets, Quentin Hardy notes in this analysis. AWS is competing with Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform in cloud computing services, which are now extending beyond data centers and servers to offer software and a multitude of online services. “As innovations like artificial intelligence and connected devices become popular, customers are putting cloud components in mobile computing, home games and email marketing campaigns. In other words, the big clouds aim to be everywhere,” he writes.

CES is back again next week, January 5-8, for its 2017 edition. The conference, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show and International CES, is put on by the Consumer Technology Association, which rebranded itself last year; it was called the Consumer Electronics Association since 1999. Cadence Design Systems will showcase its Tensilica intellectual property, digital signal processors for audio, IoT, and video, at Meeting Place suite MP25677, South Hall 2 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The AT&T Developer Summit is scheduled for January 3-4 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Actor, entrepreneur, and filmmaker Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be a speaker on Wednesday afternoon, January 4. Entertainment will be supplied that evening by Blink-182. Also in Sin City next week is the Smart Cities Hackathon at CES, January 7-8 at The Venetian.

Fibocom Wireless is sampling the L816-AM LTE Cat 1 module for the North American market. Based on an Intel XMM 7120M LTE modem, the L816-AM is a multi-mode module. It will be commercially available in early 2017. “With only 1.55mm thickness, L816-AM is the perfect candidate for providing cellular connections on lower bandwidth global consumer products or handheld devices, where slimness matters,” Amy DeBuysere, Vice President of Business Development, said in a statement.

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