IoT Net Gets New Leader

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The LoRa Alliance will name Geoff Mulligan as its chairman effective August 1. The veteran communications engineer and evangelist said he wants to expand use of the group’s 900 MHz networking technology and promote interoperability broadly in the Internet of Things. LoRa is one of a handful of emerging options for…

Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts

BRUSSELS – A smart T-shirt with removable electronics stole the limelight at the annual ITF event here. Separately, the Imec institute that hosted the event and its affiliate the Holst Center in the Netherlands launched an Internet of Things research program and a low-power air quality sensor as its first licensable product. The T-shirt is…

Chip Stacks at 30,000 Feet

I’m enjoying a down day in a cool, rainy Brussels awaiting the start tomorrow of Imec’s annual ITF event where I’ll hear an update about extreme ultraviolet lithography, the semiconductor roadmap and more. The horizon is looking a bit brighter given a recent prediction from Handel Jones that cost per gate will decline again at…

IoT Gets Sane Forecast at Event

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Forget the 50 billion devices on the Internet by 2020 as preached by networking giant Cisco Systems. That over-quoted fantasy projection includes all PCs, smartphones, tablets and probably a few iKitchen sinks. At his first event dedicated to the Internet of Things, Linley Gwennap will roll out his own forecast. The…