M2M Industry News Archives: April 2018
Daimler, Audi and Volvo have become the first car makers to add Alibaba’s smart-home voice assistant Tmall Genie to the range of smart devices compatible with their connected car apps.
Japanese electronics giant Sony is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics research.
UAE communications group Etisalat has launched an IoT gateway to connect its customers’ remote organisational assets securely to the enterprise network, giving them flexibility and efficiency in managing their connected assets.
At this week’s Hannover Messe in Germany, cyber-security and IoT company Wisekey announced its partnership with Stimio to provide end-to-end secure IoT by combining Stimio's Stim-Mod IoT hardware platform with Wisekey's IoT security framework.
California-based smart fabric sensors company Bebop Sensors has closed a $10m+ series A funding round led by Bullpen Capital. With millions of sensors in daily use, Bebop designs, manufactures and delivers smart fabric sensors to Fortune 500 companies in the health, automotive, IoT and AR-VR markets.
Aeris is helping the IoT make a splash in the diving community with a smart IoT-enabled device that can track a diver’s position and dive history and send an emergency alert to somebody on land if trouble occurs out at sea.
The International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy, a journal that will cover how governments around the world are regulating and incentivising the nascent IoT technology sector, will be available this month from the IoT M2M Council (IMC).
Microsoft is working with Taiwanese company Mediatek to deliver the first ever Azure Sphere chip for IoT applications with built-in security and connectivity.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is buying privately-held Cape Networks, based in Cape Town, South Africa, and San Francisco, to expand its artificial intelligence (AI) networking capabilities.
Spanish IoT services company IoTsens has integrated Semtech LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology into its smart water platform.
Wireless connectivity company Telit is helping Otodata, Canada's largest IoT network operator, with more than 300,000 clients, expand into the US market.
Qualcomm has announced a vision intelligence platform, featuring the California company's first family of systems-on-chip purpose-built for the IoT using its 10nm FinFet process technology.
Deutsche Telekom has invested in Axonize, an Israeli start-up specialising in IoT services based on Microsoft Azure. The $6m round A was led by Israeli Venture Capital firm Meron Capital.
Swiss cyber-security and IoT firm Wisekey is entering the Chinese market through a joint venture with China Bridge Capital, an investor in technology companies.
Designers of IoT sensors, environmental sensors, smartwatches, medical and preventive health wearables, and other size-constrained devices can increase battery life and functionality using microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated.
Microsoft is to invest $5bn in the IoT over the next four years as it aims to give all its customers the ability to transform their businesses, and the world at large, with connectivity.
Intel is selling its embedded software subsidiary Wind River to private equity investment firm TPG for an undisclosed amount. Wind River president Jim Douglas and his existing executive management team will continue to lead the firm after the transaction closes.
Philips Lighting, which has just changed its name to Signify, has announced an IoT platform called Interact that will let its professional users unlock the potential of connected lighting.
California-based Particle, which claims to have the most widely used IoT platform, has acquired RedBear, an IoT hardware development company based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China.
Audits of attendees to the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas indicate that the event has become one of the world's largest gathering points for IoT buyers, according to the IoT M2M Council (IMC).
Italian company Telit and Stockholm-based AddSecure have formed an IoT partnership targeting smart cities, smart grids, alarm security and other mission-critical applications.
Japanese ICT company Fujitsu has opened a blockchain innovation centre in Brussels to help change the way consumers and enterprises buy, sell and exchange goods and services and for organisations to transform their commercial and operational models.
IoT connectivity company Digi is to cut 60 jobs at its Eden Prairie plant in Minnesota as it moves product production to contract manufacturers.