IDC warns of significant shrinkage to semiconductor market with Covid-19 pandemic

IDC has offered a gloomy analysis of the semiconductor market amid the Covid-19 pandemic, suggesting significant shrinkage compared with the earlier expected minor overall growth.

In its latest report, titled Impact of COVID-19 on the Worldwide Semiconductor Market Forecast, IDC notes that despite the disruption, to human life as well as the international technology supply chain, the report states that there is still a one-in-five...

By IoT News, 24 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Why it's time to break down boundaries to unleash the full potential of IoT

The introduction of the Global System for mobile communications (GSM) opened the door to a new era for the telecoms industry. By introducing interoperability within the ecosystem, global standardised technical interfaces were made available, new business relationships were formed and new forms of co-operation emerged.

As a result of this, today users now have the luxury of being able to choose their mobile phones from...

By Andreas Neubacher, 17 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Standards.

Dimitra Simeonidou, Smart Internet Lab: Building smarter cities

IoT News caught up with Professor Dimitra Simeonidou to gather her thoughts on building smarter cities.

When we previously met Simeonidou, she was the CTO of Bristol is Open – a pioneering smart city project combining a fibre and mesh network with sensors and open data to provide a playground for anyone wanting to test applications in a real-world environment.

“Last time we spoke, it was just the beginning of doing city–regional experimentation,” says Simeonidou. “We evolved our...

By Ryan Daws, 11 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Smart Cities.

Microsoft and Cisco team up to integrate cloud and IoT platforms

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Cisco to integrate its Azure cloud with Cisco’s IoT platform in order to create the Cisco Edge to Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, a solution that will enable seamless connectivity and streamlined edge data flow into Azure IoT.

As per a Microsoft blog post by Tony Shakib, IoT business acceleration leader at Microsoft Azure, the integration “provides the necessary software,...

By IoT News, 10 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Märt Kroodo, CEO, 1oT: On using eSIM technology to solve IoT connectivity – and where telcos stand

For the Internet of Things (IoT), the vast majority of hype which gets bandied about is with regards to the sheer number of devices being connected. An article from McKinsey put this number at 127 new devices every second. Yet peel back the first layer of the onion and you get to the connectivity aspect...

By James Bourne, 04 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Standards.

Ezlo Innovation joins Zigbee Alliance amid executive change

Ezlo Innovation, a developer of smart solutions for homes and businesses announced its membership in the Zigbee Alliance as an adopter-level member.

Zigbee Alliance is an organisation of hundreds of firms creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Gartner’s predictions, the IoT market will grow to more than 5.8b endpoints in 2020, with more than 1.53b in...

By IoT News, 02 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Semios secures $75 million in funding to expand IoT network for agriculture

Semios, a Canada-based precision farming platform for permanent crops announced that it has raised $75 million (£57.65m) in private equity funding to boost the development of its data-driven crop management solution.

To date, the company has secured a total of £88.4m in external capital. The funding was led by Morningside Group, a Boston-based private equity and venture capital firm. Semios CEO and founder, Dr....

By IoT News, 19 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, Healthcare.

Worldwide spending on smart cities initiatives will total $124bn in 2020, says IDC

Global spending on smart city initiatives will total $124 billion (£95bn) in 2020 at an increase of 18.9% year over year, according to new research from IDC.

As per the research firm in its latest Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide, the top 100 cities that invested in smart initiatives in 2019 represented nearly 29% of global spending. While growth will be sustained among the top spenders in the short term, the...

By IoT News, 17 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Stanley Black & Decker working on sustainable IoT connectivity with Ericsson and T-Mobile

Ericsson, T-Mobile Austria and Stanley Black & Decker have announced their collaboration on innovative IoT solutions for connected equipment and services.

By making use of T-Mobile Austria’s network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity, and Stanley Black & Decker’s digital accelerator, all the three partners are trying to simplify and boost the global deployment of Stanley Black and Decker’s...

By IoT News, 14 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon teams up with Sequans to fast-track commercial deployments of IoT connected devices

Verizon has announced the launch of two Verizon-certified LTE-M products ‘Monarch Go’ and ‘Monarch GPS’ - for firms that are looking to fast-track commercial deployments of IoT connected devices.

The operator says it has now become the world’s first carrier to certify these Sequans all-in-one modem components. Both products come with optional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Bluetooth...

By IoT News, 13 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Standards.

Nokia and SoftBank team up to complete world’s first 5G connected car test

Nokia has become the first telecommunications firm to successfully complete a trial demoing the use of non-standalone 5G technology for commercial operations of connected cars.

The testing was conducted by SoftBank at Japan’s Honda research and development site in Hokkaido.

SoftBank, a buyer of Nokia’s end-to-end 5G portfolio, installed non-standalone 5G networks that are...

By IoT News, 11 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Development, IoT.

Nuro gets testing approval for autonomous delivery vans without human controls

California-based robotics firm Nuro has been given permission to test its self-driving vehicles in Houston, Texas – which are built without human controls.

Dubbed as R2, Nuro’s self-driving delivery vans are the company’s second-generation vehicles which do not have any basic controls like a steering wheel, pedal or side view mirrors, as reported by the BBC.

By IoT News, 07 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Development, IoT.

University of Pittsburgh researchers explore enabling lag-free connections in massive IoT devices

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have proposed a system that would use resources that are currently under utilised in an existing wireless channel in order to create more opportunities for lag-free connections.

The system will require no additional hardware or wireless spectrum resources and will minimise traffic backups on networks with several wireless connections.

By IoT News, 03 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Opinion: Simplifying IoT means taking a DNA approach

Sponsored Is the Internet of Things (IoT) complicated or relatively simple? Well, perhaps both.  

In describing IoT, I like to paint a picture using an acronym coined by Numerex many years ago – DNA. An IoT solution has three main components – Devices, Networks, and Applications.   

Devices 

Each IoT device will have:

  • Sensor(s) - to monitor temperature, humidity, flow, pressure, etc
  • Compute - to collect information, send information to a central application, and perhaps take immediate action
  • Network components - to connect to...

By Mark Harms, 28 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Report: Public transport ITS market in Europe and North America to reach £3.14bn by 2023

According to the latest forecast from Berg Insight, the public transport market for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in Europe and North America will reach €3.7 billion (£3.14bn) by 2023.

In 2018, the market value for ITS deployed in public transport operations in Europe was £1.32bn. By 2023, it is expected to reach £1.83bm, growing at a CAGR of 6.8%. Similarly, the North American market for...

By IoT News, 22 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Report: Global IoT chip market likely to grow to $38.61 billion by the end of the decade

A new market report, titled “Global IoT Chip Market – Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2029” by BIS Research, has found that the worldwide IoT chip market, which was valued at $9.40 billion in 2019, is now expected to grow over $38.61bn at a CAGR of 15.8% by 2029.

The overall market demand for IoT chips is driven by the rising adoption rate of IoT-based devices and decreasing cost of IoT sensors, the research firm...

By IoT News, 16 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Gartner says global semiconductor revenues down 11.9% yearly – worse than own bleak estimates

According to preliminary results by Gartner, worldwide semiconductor revenue decreased 11.9% year over year to $418.3 billion (£321.68bn) in 2019 – with the figure surpassing the analyst firm’s already gloomy forecast from earlier in the year.

The report found that Intel has regained its position as the number one global semiconductor vendor by revenue in 2019, beating Samsung Electronics which held the top...

By IoT News, 14 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance explore new smart home standard

Apple, Amazon, Google and the Zigbee Alliance have formed a new working group focused around ‘Project Connected Home over IP’, exploring the development and promotion of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to boost compatibility among smart home products.

The protocol has been designed with security as a fundamental principle.

The aim of the Connected Home over IP...

By IoT News, 02 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Homes, Standards.

Gartner: Blockchain is the perfect match for the IoT

Gartner believes that blockchain technology is the perfect match for the IoT and will help it to overcome some of its biggest problems.

Blockchain is synonymous with security. The IoT, on the other hand, is known for suffering from serious vulnerabilities which have led to repeated high-profile breaches and cyberattacks.

In a blog post highlighting key findings from a survey titled IoT Adopters Embrace Blockchain,...

By Ryan Daws, 17 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.