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Silicon Labs enters into definitive agreement to acquire Sigma Designs in an all-cash deal of about $282 million

Silicon Labs and Sigma Designs announced this week a definitive agreement under which Silicon Labs will acquire Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in a cash transaction valued at approximately $282 million, subject to certain closing conditions. This price represents […]

IoT for All

by Elizabeth Elkins As IoT moves from a cutting-edge differentiator to a mission-critical business requirement, the solution development to support this proliferation is occurring at an accelerated pace. A recent report from Verizon supports this assertion: 73 percent of executives […]

Borqs launches NB-IoT tracker offering for pets based on Qualcomm’s latest wearable platform

Borqs Technologies, vendor of embedded software and products for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced on Thursday its latest pet tracker device. Debuted at last month’s Asia Pet Exhibition and co-marketed with pet company Daodao Dog, the product utilizes Qualcomm’s […]

Thread Group pushes adoption of networking protocol across IoT ecosystem to drive momentum

The Thread Group announced on Wednesday progress in market adoption of the Thread networking protocol. Adding to the eight Thread certified components currently available, the certification pipeline is full with devices from across the IoT ecosystem, including a number of […]

Silicon Labs’ multiprotocol wireless software boosts IoT connectivity for next-generation applications

Silicon Labs released on Monday new dynamic multiprotocol software for its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) and module portfolio, enabling simultaneous operation of Zigbee and Bluetooth low energy (LE) on a single SoC and bringing together the key application benefits of […]

Libre Wireless debuts Mavid, its miniaturized low power integrated wireless voice/audio/IoT device

Libre Wireless Technologies announced this week “Mavid,” its new embedded voice enabled multiprotocol wireless connectivity and IoT platform. This platform features ultra low power and incredibly small size and incorporates a complete hardware and software solution for embedded voice, IoT, […]

ThirdEye Gen launches X1 augmented reality smart glasses with enterprise AR software

ThirdEye Gen announced on Monday release of ThirdEye’s X1 Smart Glasses with Enterprise Solutions Platform and the creation of the ThirdEye App Store. While wearing the X1, the user is entirely hands-free and can continue to work while giving a […]

Ring Protect System to bring Sigma Designs Z-Wave SmartStart, Security 2 technologies to market

Sigma Designs, vendor of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for connected smart TV platforms and smart home IoT, announced this week that Ring has announced Ring Protect, initial products to feature the combination of Z-Wave Security 2 (S2) and Z-Wave SmartStart technologies. […]

Fybr partners with California Grower to launch smart agriculture IoT platform

Fybr has partnered with DaCapo Agricultural Corporation, located in California’s Central Valley, to develop an automated, wireless irrigation solution built using Fybr’s digital transformation platform and secure network. With crop production utilizing more than 70 percent of the world’s clean […]

Berg Insight expects 62 million European households will have smart gas meters by 2022

According to data released this week from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart gas meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 37.8 percent between 2016 and 2022 to reach 62.0 […]

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