Transforming value of the smartphone

The smartphone’s value is undergoing a dramatic change – from a device facilitating various consumer functions like communicating, computing, internet access, e-wallet, camera, apps interface and such others such to a data mother lode – a source of millions of data points collected on it. Couple that with the fact that data is the fuel […]

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Embedded vision chips, IoT and the semiconductor industry

There is more to in the IoT bandwagon for the semiconductor industry than filling up traditional hardware sockets – this has been one of my pet thinking cap topic for quite some time now. On these lines, an interesting news article that caught my attention a few days back was on Movidius extending its partnership […]

Further on IoT opportunities for semiconductor industry

Continuing from an earlier post on the above topic…….. One of the “perks” of managing and chairing a session as well as moderating a panel discussion in it for SEMI, is that one gets to have a good marketing and PR coverage – company logo displayed on banners and show handouts, online marketing channels as […]

More than hardware sockets – Opportunities for semiconductor industry in IoT

In October 2011, four months shy of filing for bankruptcy, the CEO of a major player XXX told investors, “XXX is using state of the art production technology, yet the finished products are sold for half the price of a rice ball”. Guess the industry and the player mentioned above….. Well, the industry is semiconductors […]