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M2M Industry News Archives: July 2016

Verizon snaps up Yahoo for less than $5bn
Verizon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Yahoo’s operating business for $4.83bn in cash. This follows the company reporting strong profitability that it attributes to growth in mobile markets and the IoT.
 
Teradata buys Big Data Partnership to expand in Europe
Teradata has purchased London-based Big Data Partnership, a company with expertise in disruptive technologies, including Apache Hadoop, and which helps clients discover how to become more data driven and data savvy.
 
IoT weakens security, says Strategy Analytics report



The IoT weakens security and provides uncertain cost savings, according to a report from Strategy Analytics.
 
Telefónica provides Akyumen with IoT SIM services
Spanish communications company Telefónica is providing Akyumen with IoT services, including its Global SIM service, a single platform for the provisioning and management of all global SIMs.
 
OneM2M Release 2 scheduled for autumn
Standards body OneM2M says that its next set of official specifications will be issued this autumn.
 
Radcon and Open Sky partner on IoT incubator
Hong Kong based Radcon.io, a hardware design firm specialising in connected technology, has entered into a partnership with Canada’s Open Sky Incubator to nurture IoT start-ups.
 
Drone helps fishing enthusiasts improve their catch



Fishermen and women who want to take their hobby to new heights can now do so with help from a high-tech fishing drone package from DronesDirect.
 
HCC acquires InterNiche to improve IoT quality
Hungarian firm HCC Embedded has acquired the networking business of US company InterNiche Technologies, a supplier of embedded networking protocol software, to help it develop networking and storage products for IoT devices.
 
Thunderboard is go for IoT development



Silicon Labs has introduced a prototyping kit to make it easier to connect wireless sensor nodes to mobile devices and the cloud to help businesses make data-driven decisions.
 
Antenova antennas tackle high bandwidth

Antenova has announced two more antennas for the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless standard aimed at addressing the profusion of high bandwidth applications.



SoftBank to acquire ARM for £24bn



The Japanese SoftBank Group has taken advantage of the fall in the pound following the UK’s Brexit vote to swoop for British chip design company ARM, which has IP cores in the vast majority of smartphones as well as many IoT and M2M devices.
 
Cisco Live: How the IoT is changing products to services and…



The internet of things is not about the internet, and it is not really about the things. What it is about, according to Rowan Trollope, general manager of Cisco’s IoT group, is the transition from selling just products to selling a service, speaking at last week’s Cisco Live conference in Las Vegas.
 
…preventative maintenance could be killer IoT app for factories



Preventative maintenance will become the killer application for the IoT in industry, according to Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO, speaking at this month’s Cisco Live in Las Vegas.
 
Kore removes enterprise barriers with iPad-based IoT system
Managed wireless network services provider Kore has introduced an iPad-based IoT system for businesses with the aim of removing barriers-to-entry for enterprises.
 
Infineon buys Wolfspeed from Cree for $850m
German chip company Infineon Technologies is to acquire the Wolfspeed power and RF division of US-based Cree for US$850m to help attack next-generation cellular infrastructure markets relevant for IoT applications.
 
NTT Docomo completes Gemalto M2M module interoperability tests
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo has reached another stage in its LTE IoT plans by completing interoperability testing of Gemalto’s Cinterion LTE cat-one specific M2M modules.
 
Machine-learning helps start-up brew better beer



The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence, which improves itself from customer feedback, has been launched by Intelligent X.
 
Vodafone report sees increase in IoT investment
Nearly nine out of ten companies investing in the IoT have increased their budgets over the past year, according to Vodafone’s fourth annual IoT Barometer Report.
 
Toshiba ICs reduce current consumption for IoT devices

Three ICs from Toshiba Electronics support Bluetooth Low Energy version 4.1 communications for use in wearable technology, medical equipment, smartphone accessories, remote controls and a wide variety of emerging IoT products.


GE, Microsoft partner on Industrial IoT
GE's industrial IoT Predix platform is being made available on Microsoft's Azure Cloud
 
AT&T, IBM partner to accelerate IoT
AT&T and IBM are collaborating to develop new tools and open source resources to allow developers to build Internet of Things solutions faster and allow robust applications to reach production status as quickly as possible
 
CenturyLink, Cisco launch location based Wi-Fi analytics
The platform is being hailed by Cisco partners as bringing new capabilities and features to Internet of Things technologies, particularly in the retail, transportation and smart cities space
 
Apple to incorporate HL7 into iOS 10 in autumn
Apple will add support for the international healthcare data exchange language HL7 in the next version of its operating system iOS 10
 
RR Microsoft deal could cut flight delays
British aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and software developer Microsoft have announced a deal that they claim will cut flight delays for air passengers
 
Google Glass success in Emergency Medicine
Google's Glass technology is finding new uses in medicine
 
Sisense adapts Amazon Echo for virtual analytics

Instead of gleaning data intelligence from computer screens, Sisense's Business Intelligence Virtually Everywhere programme aims to turn the home and work environment into a backdrop for data insights


BMW, Intel and Mobileye partner on autonomous vehicle technology



BMW, Intel and Mobileye are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts a reality. The three leaders from the automotive, technology, computer vision and machine learning industries are collaborating to bring fully automated driving into production by 2021.
 
Sigfox brings coverage to Mexico City
With two partners, Sigfox is extending its IoT deployment in Latin America, and bringing coverage to Mexico City, one of the world’s largest markets for smart-city applications. The partners expect citywide coverage by the end of 2016 and nationwide service availability in the coming months.
 
Deutsche Telekom establishes hub to accelerate NB-IoT development
Deutsche Telekom hopes to accelerate IoT market development with an NB-IoT prototyping hub, and the telco says the adoption of the 3GPP standard will pave the way for NB-IoT rollout.
 
SK Telecom completes nationwide LoRa deployment



SK Telecom has completed of the nationwide deployment of a low-power wide area network (LPWAN) based on LoRa technology in South Korea.
 
US regulator to investigate Tesla after self-driving death
The US car safety regulator is to investigate Tesla Motors self-driving technology after the death of a driver in a Model S using the car's beta software.
 
Actility and Foxconn joint venture to attack Chinese market
French start-up Actility and Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn Technology have jointly launched ThingPark China, a collaborative initiative to deliver a suite of IoT products to the Chinese market.
 
Enter the Matrix IoT development board for Raspberry Pi
An IoT-ready development board for the Raspberry Pi will be launched this month by Florida-based Matrix Labs.
 
Joint venture provides IoT operating system in south-east Asia
Gem Weltronics and People Power have formed a joint venture to provide an IoT operating system for digital products and services in Singapore and the entire Asean region.
 
LoRa Alliances launches second global IoT challenge
The LoRa Alliance has announced its second global IoT challenge focused on creating a safer and smarter sustainable world with four submission categories of food, water, health and safety.
 
Silicon Labs chip lets IoT devices operate at multiple frequencies



Texas chip company Silicon Labs has launched a multiband, multiprotocol wireless system-on-chip (SoC) for the IoT market.