The Week in Review: IoT

Zacks likes MRVL; securing the IoT; market research.


Zacks Equity Research has a “strong buy” recommendation for shares of Marvell Technology Group, noting the chip company’s improving financial results this year and its competitive position in supplying controllers for solid-state drives. “Furthermore, we believe the elevated demand for Marvell’s 4G LTE products could be a key growth driver. This will be supported by growth from the company’s wide range of recently-launched Internet of Things (IoT) solutions,” Zacks says. “In addition, the company’s recent restructuring initiative will help Marvell improve its cloud infrastructure and applications, which are anticipated to drive the top line. The latest buyback scheme also reflects its sound financial position and favorable prospects.”

Ray O’Farrell, VMware’s chief technology officer, writes in this opinion piece, “The IoT represents a frontier ripe with opportunity for creating American jobs, boosting American manufacturing and establishing global leadership. Yet for all the limitless potential positive impacts IoT may yet have on our world, there are also intelligent but malevolent actors who imagine leveraging its potential darker side. Their very real existence highlights the critical need for effective cybersecurity.” Senators Mark Warner and Cory Gardner have introduced the bipartisan Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act, he notes.

Macnica Europe has agreed to distribute H&D Wireless modules for the European IoT market. The modules are aimed at enterprise and smart home applications, and can also be used for wireless applications in audio, communications, and medical.

Rivetz has joined the Trusted IoT Alliance. The company offers the RvT cybersecurity token for the IoT, blockchain, cloud authentication, and legacy financial transactions. The Trusted IoT Alliance is an open-source software foundation.

Semtech will exhibit at the upcoming CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will demonstrate displays using its LoRa devices and wireless radio-frequency technology, LinkCharge wireless charging, and Neo-Iso solid-state relays.

Market Research
ABI Research has a report looking at the growth factors driving IoT data traffic per node, and assessing bandwidth requirements across 23 key market segments. More details on the market research firm’s IoT Data Traffic, Application and Market Analysis report are available here.

Frost & Sullivan forecasts the Industrial IoT market will be worth $90 billion by 2021, thanks to IIoT architecture standards. Go here for its new report, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Future of Manufacturing, Forecast to 2021.

Navigant Research rates Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, IBM, and PTC as the leading providers of IoT platforms across 10 criteria, in a survey of 15 IoT platform providers. Here is where you find out more on Navigant Research Leaderboard: IoT Platform Vendors.

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