Bill Curtis and Patrick Moorhead

RESEARCH PAPER: Matter – Making Smart Homes Smarter

Matter, a new industry standard for smart homes, promises universal product interoperability, better user experiences, and reduced friction across the consumer electronics (CE) marketplace. At its core, Matter is a universal “language” for smart home device communication using networks already available in most homes –Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Thread. Matter makes smart homes smarter by transforming the whole home …

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Izuma Networks Acquires SoftBank’s Pelion IoT Device Management Business

SoftBank invests in the new company Today, Izuma Networks announced the acquisition of SoftBank’s Pelion edge software business, including the IoT device management products. Izuma inherits the extensive software and intellectual property portfolio that Arm’s IoT Services Group (ISG) developed from 2013 to 2020. Izuma also announced an investment by SoftBank Group that enables the new company …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Foundries.io Offers Industry’s First Complete Edge Platform-As-A-Service For IoT Applications

In 2016, Softbank’s Masayoshi Son compared the growth of IoT devices to the Cambrian explosion, referring to the biological Big Bang over 500 million years ago that resulted in our planet’s incredible diversity of life. He predicted a trillion connected devices in 20 years. When he made that bold prediction, analysts reckoned that we’d have …

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2022 IoT Technology Trends The Era Of IoT Plug-And-Play Begins

Every year, after the CES dust settles, I take a step back and rank the most disruptive IoT-related technology trends. This year’s list signals the approach of a significant inflection point in the IoT growth curve. These three developments accelerate IoT’s ongoing transformation from a hodge-podge of custom solutions into a growth industry built on …

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CES 2022: Matter And Thread Win The IoT Connectivity Wars

CES 2022 product announcements signal the end of the consumer IoT “connectivity wars” that began over 20 years ago. Two complementary industry standards are transforming the Internet of Things from a hodge-podge of incompatible gadgets into a scalable industry with interoperable, plug-and-play products from multiple suppliers: Matter – “Lingua franca” for the Internet of Things …

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Microsoft’s Percept Precept: Industrial IoT Shifts From Solutions To Platforms

Azure Percept, a new family of AI-enabled edge hardware and services, was the most significant IoT announcement at Microsoft Ignite 2021. Essentially a logic layer on top of Azure IoT, Percept streamlines AI model deployment for low-power edge devices. But it’s more than that. Taking a step back reveals a bigger trend – the emergence …

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