IDC predicts a return to chip supply normality by mid-2022

A research note from IDC suggests the ongoing chip shortage will normalise by the middle of next year.

Semiconductors are in short supply primarily due to pandemic-related supply chain issues, trade sanctions, and strong demand.

IoT devices continue to proliferate rapidly, connected vehicles are increasingly desirable, 5G-capable smartphones are in-demand, and stock of those newfangled games consoles are flying out before they even reach shelves. Combined with the global...

Dialog Semiconductor sets the IoTMark-WiFi benchmark score to beat

Dialog Semiconductor has set a new record in the IoTMark-WiFi benchmark, even if it is the only current entry.

EEMBC’s IoTMark-WiFi benchmark aims to test the all-important energy efficiency of WiFi devices that are expected to have months, or more, of battery life while supporting typical IoT messaging demands.

The DA16200 is an SoC from Dialog which claims to offer “a breakthrough in battery life” for WiFi-connected, battery-powered IoT devices such as smart door...

The EU is set to approve Google’s acquisition of Fitbit this week

While most eyes are on the close-to-collapse Brexit negotiations, another notable European decision is finally expected this week.

Google’s proposed $2.1 billion takeover of Fitbit naturally caught the attention of the European Union—which continues to tighten its screws on “big tech” over privacy concerns.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, the EU will grant conditional approval for Google’s historic takeover this week.

We don’t know what...