Sensor Innovation from Wearables to Vehicles at CES 2018

CES never fails to satisfy the consumer’s appetite for new gadgets, which in many cases are fueled by advances in sensor technology. This year is no exception with products enabled for virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), voice assistants (Will Alexa rule the world?), and artificial intelligence (AI). The result is TVs that act as a smart…

Arrow Electronics Teams with mCube

Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE: ARW), the global technology company offering products and solutions that guide innovation forward, today announced a global distribution agreement with mCube™, the company making it easy to connect everyday things and transforming the way consumers live and businesses operate. “Battery life and form factor are key consumer-buying criteria when selecting wearable…

Connectors Get Smaller, Tougher for Wearables

Wearable electronics – whether they are smart watches, smart glasses, personal health monitors, or electronics embedded in clothing – continue to be one of the biggest sectors driving demand for miniature connectors that are able to withstand the rigors of a wide range of environments. Connector suppliers have responded with parts that tolerate extremes of…

Enterprise Wearables Market to Reach $6.3B by 2020

Enterprise and industrial organizations in a wide range of sectors are increasingly turning to wearable devices as an extension of their technology toolkits.  Pioneering companies across a number of industries have found that wearables including smart watches, fitness trackers, and smart glasses can provide meaningful advantages in terms of productivity, efficiency, and cost savings. According…

U.S. Consumer Wearables Market to Reach $9.7B by 2019

San Antonio, Tex. – Compass Intelligence (www.compassintelligence.com), a market analytics and consulting firm specializing in metrics-driven intelligence and insights, has released a series of wearable technology studies highlighting various aspects of the consumer wearables market within its “Emerging Technologies” research track. The reports combine market size forecasts with consumer insight driven data that discusses adoption and usage…

Osram Expands Sensor Line for Wearables

Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded its sensor portfolio for wearable products with the introduction of the SFH 7051 integrated optical sensor specifically designed for heart rate monitoring. Consuming very little power to maximize battery life, the sensor targets fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables. The SFH 7051 consists of a large-format photodiode and three…