Atmel Launches IoT Partner Program

San Jose, Calif. —  Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:  ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today launched the  Atmel Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud Ecosystem Partner Program. The new program enables developers using Atmel | SMART MCUs and Atmel SmartConnect wireless solutions to access Atmel’s market-leading ecosystem cloud partners for device management, data analytics, and visualization…

Consumer Electronics Drive FPGA Growth

San Francisco, Calif. – The global field programmable gate array (FPGA) market is forecast to reach $9,882.5 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The key growth driver over the next six years is increasing demand for consumer electronics, including smartphones. The report, FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) Market Analysis By…

Vicor, Mouser Sign Global Distribution Deal

Andover, Mass. – Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) and Mouser Electronics today announced a global distribution agreement that extends the reach of Vicor’s worldwide sales network and provides Mouser with a new and differentiated power module solution portfolio. This partnership positions Vicor to cultivate new customers across a range of markets by enhancing customers’ ease of access to Vicor’s rapidly growing…

IBM, Pivotal Join AllSeen Alliance

San Francisco, Calif. – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced 13 new members have joined the initiative including industry giants IBM and Pivotal. Analyst predictions estimate that four billion people will be connected to more than 30 billion devices, services and applications…

GreenPeak Chipset Supports Multi-Protocols

Utrecht, The Netherlands – GreenPeak Technologies recently launched a multi-protocol chipset that supports both ZigBee and Thread networks. Not only does it help to future-proof IoT solutions, it also significantly reduces costs when designing set-top boxes and gateways. The company touts the new GP712 as the industry’s first single radio multi-protocol chipset with multi-channel receive capability…

Big Opportunities Ahead for Wireless Combo IC Makers

The market share of combo ICs is forecast to grow from 1 percent to more than 12 percent of the total 802.15.4 chip shipments by 2019, according to ABI Research. This is driven by the 802.15.4 wireless connectivity market’s continued transition towards IP-enabled solutions, increasing from six percent of the market in 2015 to more…

Electronics Vendors still Caught in Inventory Trap

The electronics industry’s cyclical downturns and upcycles may have become less vicious over the last decade but it appears enterprises in the sector have still not fully sorted out the inventory challenges that have for long been the bane of the market, according to a research firm. Whatever the nature of the inventory – finished…