NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - With the biggest year in chip deals since 2000 not even halfway through, mid-sized semiconductor makers appear to be prime takeover targets as the largest players look to round out their capabilities and turn their focus to chips for cars, watches and other devices, making the "Internet of Things" a reality.
Bigger is better is the new mantra, as more technologies are being squeezed onto chips and customers want to deal with integrated suppliers that can offer the broadest range of products.
Big Data represents a major inflection point for the ICT and Telecom sectors as it will transform business asset utility and value forever more. It isn’t a revolution or a replacement for the current technologies, but it is rather a valued extension of business assets.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part of a trend of deepening ties between carmakers and consumer technology companies.
Carmakers are seeking to extend information and entertainment services available in vehicles, as well as smartphone compatibility, in an era of increasingly congested traffic.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for airwaves with smartphones, tablets and networked features in other vehicles, according to a study.
By 2024, mobile networks will see machine-to-machine (M2M) connections jump 10-fold to 2.3 billion from 250 million in 2014. Half these links will be automotive, said the study published on Thursday by Machina Research.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker, on Wednesday became the latest tech giant to present its own take on the 'Internet of Things' (IoT), centered on an operating system designed to allow household and business appliances to communicate with each other online.
Somewhere in the United States at the moment, there’s a parent on her way to work. She just dropped her daughter off at school, and, for some reason, she suddenly remembered she left her garage door open. Or she didn’t set her thermostat for a day of an empty house. As recently as a couple of years ago, this situation would have meant turning around, adding 40 minutes to her commute just to flip a switch. The Internet of Things (IoT) means this woman can grab her smartphone, open an app and tell her garage door to close.
Global metropolitan areas are facing unprecedented challenges as the pace of urbanization is increasing at a pace that is testing the ability of city planners to meet the current and anticipated needs of its citizens. Each day, more than 150 thousand people get added in urban areas, either because of migration or births. Between now and 2050, the world’s urban population is expected to grow by more than 70%.
By 2020, IoT will encompass 50 billion devices connected over the internet and that will generate a data of 40 zetabytes through communication. The communication will cover about 25% of human to machine communication and 75% of machine to machine communication.
This represents a massive amount of unstructured data with the potential to ultimately provide very insightful and informative content that will help companies make more informed decisions. This data generated using IoT is considered as one of the next revolutionary areas in technology and industry.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Chuck Robbins, the veteran salesman chosen by Cisco Systems Inc to succeed legendary CEO John Chambers, must prove he has the technical knowledge to chart a new course and lead the network equipment maker into the new world of cloud-based computing.
Cisco, like tech stalwarts Hewlett-Packard Co and IBM, is trying to branch out from its core business into software, security and datacenters to capitalize on the explosion of remote computing.