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Amazon plans to release eight IoT devices
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:27

Amazon plans to release eight IoT devices


Alexa powered

Online bookseller Amazon is planning to release at least eight  new voice controlled hardware devices before the end of the year.

Qualcomm’s president speaks of future after NXP
Published in IoT


From 500 to 9K customers organically in IoT

The NXP saga has finally ended after 21 months of trying. Qualcomm paid the Dutch company $2 billion in damages due to its inability to get approval by China's regulatory agency, saying it happened because of matters beyond its control. This was the first time that the President of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon took a stage and informed business analysts about life after NXP in IoT.

New Snapdragon wear coming
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 09:49

New Snapdragon wear coming


September 10

The chap known as Mr Mobile has shared with the world that Qualcomm might be showing off a new watch platform on September 10 and most likely this will be brand-new Snapdragon wear that hasn’t been upgraded since 2016.

Makibes G03 Plus GPS smartband
Published in Reviews
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:07

Makibes G03 Plus GPS smartband


Good tracking for €38.57

Makibes is not a big established brand in the bushel of smart fitness trackers but the company managed to make an affordable, connected, GPS smart band and price it for under 40 Euro / $44 USD.

Silicon wafer demand propped up by the IoT and clever cars
Published in IoT


But there are shortfalls

The Internet of Things and the move to more intelligent cars is creating a shortfall in the supply of silicon wafers and other raw materials, which will likely persist through 2025.

Paul Jacobs launches XCOM
Published in Network
Monday, 11 June 2018 12:35

Paul Jacobs launches XCOM


Ex-Chairman still wants Qualcomm

Last week there was a disturbance in the force. Former CEO and recent chairman of Qualcomm, Paul E. Jacobs, decided to start a new company and call it XCOM. There is little surprise that his new company is focusing on the 5G wireless technologies that will propel the next mobile revolution.

Qualcomm backs Microsoft’s IoT plans
Published in AI
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 10:46

Qualcomm backs Microsoft’s IoT plans


Working together on developer kit


Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft have announced that they are working together to help customers and developers quickly create IoT solutions like home monitoring cameras, enterprise security cameras and smart home devices that use on-device vision artificial intelligence (AI) in retail, manufacturing and logistics applications.

Qualcomm generated $5.3 billion revenue in Q2 18
Published in Mobiles


To improve performance in fiscal 2019


Qualcomm has released its financial results for the second quarter of  2018 and the company generated $5.3 billion, a five percent year over year positive change.

SkyWater is a new US based and owned foundry player
Published in PC Hardware


Doing a lot of work in Quantum Computing

We had a chance to chat with the Tom Sonderman,  the president of SkyWater - a  new/old US owned and operated semiconductor Fab. These guys can make a lot of interesting IoT, automotive and even quantum processing units and what makes it unique is that it is US owned and operated. 

Alibaba invests in Chinese chip making
Published in IoT
Friday, 20 April 2018 12:15

Alibaba invests in Chinese chip making


Jumping on the IoT bandwagon

Chinese e-commerce outfit Alibaba has bought a Chinese microchip maker to further its cloud-based “internet of things” (IoT) business and to build a Chinese chip industry.