Qualcomm Buys NXP

The transaction, scheduled to close at the end of the 2017, could make Qualcomm a leader in RFID chip sales for IoT, cellular, automotive, transportation, payments and other applications.

  • Chip News: Intel Unveils New Processors; ARM Announces Bolstered Security

    Intel says its E3900 is well suited for demanding industrial IoT applications, as well as for high-quality image processing needs at the edge of networks. ARM reports an expansion to its TrustZone technology to low-power IoT chips.

  • Fairbanks Using Smart, Connected Plows to Improve Snow and Ice Removal

    Federal Highway Administration grants have funded the use of sensors that turn the agency's fleet of vehicles into mobile weather stations, providing insights into mile-by-mile variations in road conditions.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Insecure IoT devices helped take down list of popular websites; Vodafone expanding connectivity offerings via satellite coverage; Jabil, Verizon Ventures invest in Verdigris; Autodesk integrates predicative maintenance software into Fusion platform; YunOS to use Gemalto identity-management services for IoT devices; opens beacon showroom in Berlin; Orange Launches Datavenue Service Worldwide.

  • UMass Med Center to Use Beacons to Track Naloxone

    The hospital will attach Visybl's Bluetooth beacons to packages of the opioid-blocking drug to determine whether patients discard the medication before leaving the premises, and to gauge their willingness to have the medicine tracked.

  • Hospitals, Schools, Hotels Test Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons

    The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.

  • To Stand Out in the Field, Filter Manufacturer Adds IoT

    Donaldson is offering its customers a means for remotely tracking the filters' lifespan, with the goal of keeping their operations flowing smoothly.

  • IoT News Roundup

    London to host free LoRa network; survey reveals progress and blind spots with the IoT; a new report from Akamai says Secure Shell protocol not secure at all, while MITRE offers money and access to stoke a new IoT security solution; Gooee to integrate PointGrab tech for building automation apps.

  • Manufacturer Tracks Scaffolding Products Via Beacon-Based RTLS

    Altrad is using Smartly's SINTRA system to track the locations of steel scaffolding tagged with Bluetooth beacons, with Samsung phones and tablets functioning as tag readers.

  • Hackers Used the IoT to Create an Unprecedented DDoS Attack—Now What?

    We asked security expert Dan Lohrmann what a massive cyberattack on cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs' website means for the wider Internet of Things industry.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Comcast, AT&T each announce IoT pilots; Xenio Systems stands alone; CEL adds voice, low-latency features to smart-building platform; HID, Intel each launch smart-building products; Verizon takes IoT to the skies.

  • VMWare Partners With APX Labs to Support Workplace Wearables

    Smart glasses seem to be gaining traction in the enterprise, aided by software enabling companies to quickly scale up from pilots to deployments.

  • How Glanbia Uses Asavie's Tech to Connect Fleets, Factories, Farmers and Retailers

    An Irish manufacturer of nutritional supplement and dairy products uses Asavie's technology to add visibility to the beginning and end of its supply chain.

  • Malibu Rum Serves Up NFC-Connected Bottles

    The maker of the coconut-flavored liquor is carrying out a three-month pilot involving Tesco shoppers, to learn how RFID can be used to engage consumers and understand their behavior.

  • IoT News Roundup

    SAP betting big on IoT; new Exosite software integrates gateway controls; Parker announces expanded Bluetooth sensor line; new developer tools from The Qt Company; new LoRa sensor line from Trimble.

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