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The Smart Economy: The Internet of Everything

The Internet of Things market has taken off spectacularly in a short space of time. Most of the advancements have to do with the semiconductor industry and how drastically prices have been cut for bandwidth, processing power, and sensors.  On the end market side, IoT owes its life to the smartphone market, and how smartphones have become a personal gateway for the majority of people on the planet.  And to ensure those phones can connect to the cloud, Wi-Fi access has become ubiquitous and inexpensive.  Lastly, IPv6 is live, enabling 3.4 x 10^38 addresses, meaning everything can have its own

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Graphene: Wonder Material?

The fact that new materials continue to be discovered and introduced into innovative electronic devices is a major feat. Semico is analyzing the challenges of new product discovery, development and commercialization. Graphene is just one of the products under investigation. This write-up is taken from a full essay in this month’s Semico IPI report.

Since 2004, when two scientists at Manchester University, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, isolated a single sheet of graphene and then performed electrical measurements and characterizations on the material, graphene has become the superstar of the material world. Today, I Googled graphene, and got 11,500,000 results, including definitions, companies, recent research findings, images and in-depth articles. And the patents are piling up. Samsung was reported as one of the leaders in this area with more than 200 patents.

Total Sensor Market to Exceed 35 Billion Units by 2018, says Semico Research & Consulting Group

Tony Massimini to Speak at FOA Forum on Feb. 5, 2015

Semico Research's Tony Massimini will speak at the Fab Owners Association's third annual Collaborative Forum, to be held in Santa Clara on February 4-5, 2015.  Tony will be providing on overview of the MEMS market.  

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The Internet of Everything: Smart Gateways

The Internet of Things market has taken off spectacularly in a short space of time. 

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The Internet of Everything: Smart Lighting

The Internet of Things market has taken off spectacularly in a short space of time. 

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The Internet of Everything: Smart Meters

The Internet of Things market has taken off spectacularly in a short space of time. 

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The Internet of Things: Smart Infrastructure

The Internet of Things market has taken off spectacularly in a short space of time. 

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By 2018 Analog Market Will Ship 130B Units, Says Semico Research

The shift to mobile has given a huge boost to the analog market.  Interfacing with the real world via cameras, touch, gesture controls, audio and video applications all require analog functionality.  In addition, power management ICs are critical to the success of these devices.  These growing applications have added significant volumes to analog unit sales. 

Freescale Acquires Zenverge, Addresses the Video Internet of Things

On December 2, 2014 Freescale announced it had acquired Zenverge, a fabless chip vendor of advanced HD content processing.

Zenverge has transcoding technology that enables one media stream to be converted into multiple streams with different formats. This is optimized for specific internet connected devices or platforms.
Freescale has several technologies for IoT covering a broad range of applications in consumer, automotive, industrial and wearables. What has not been addressed is how the visual experience will play in IoT.

Zenverge’s technology offers a very efficient encoding and decoding scheme which offers fast response, reduced amount of memory required and power savings.  Additionally, Zenverge has proprietary security for sharing HD video content and other rich digital content.  The company has proprietary encryption/decryption technology and watermarking of data. Thus, it can validate the user, validate the data in another location and maintain this validation throughout the delivery system.

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