Partnerships Aim to Drive IoT Designs

The growing connectivity in a variety of applications ranging from smart personal devices to automotive infotainment and navigation, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), offers big potential opportunities for component vendors across a number of devices including microcontrollers, microprocessors, and sensors. IHS Technology expects the global market for connected, or Internet-enabled devices, to surpass 6…

Broadcom Apps Processor Enables First Cloud-Connected Robotic Sprinkler

Irvine, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its low-power applications processor is the technology behind an innovative new product designed to dramatically reduce water consumption. The Droplet Robotic Sprinkler leverages real-time data from more than 10,000 weather stations, millions of square miles of…

Tool or Platform: The Cloud’s Role in the Supply Chain

Although the cloud is considered a platform rather than a tool, aspects of the cloud are particularly well-suited to supply chain management (SCM). Among the advantages of cloud solutions tailored for SCM are speed, visibility, ease-of-use and low cost of implementation. Two companies,   E2open Inc. and GT Nexus, have been particularly active in the supply…