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2015-05-22 Updates released for Apple Watch, Android Wear smartwatches
Apple and Google recently began distributing system updates to their wearables, adding some new features as well as eliminating a series of bugs on their operating systems.
2014-05-05 Smartwatches recall its origins in Casio
It has taken 15 years for the smartwatch to evolve from a bulky PDA-enabled wristwatch with a .028Mpx monochrome CMOS image sensor to compact 32bit Cortex powered device doubling as a health monitor. Whereas demand for these devices never took off in the past, Teardown.com sees a bright future for wearables that now incorporates a healthy mix of groundbreaking and proven technologies.
2015-06-12 Smartwatches and the enterprise: Issues and challenges
The Apple Watch is opening the door for smartwatches to penetrate the enterprise, leading many to speculate on the effect connected devices will have on corporate access management capabilities.
2014-03-26 MIPS chips venture into smartwatches
Imagination Technologies seizes an opportunity that has been opened alongside the growing popularity of smartwatches, of which none are yet MIPS-based.
2014-09-02 From hand to wrist: Android advances to smartwatches
Android Wear, the smartwatch version of Google's Android is designed to make the OS easy to use on the move by boiling down messages to a format users can absorb at a glance.
2014-09-16 Long road to success for wearables
Wearable technology may have generated significant attention over the past year with the launch of smartwatches and other body-adapted devices, but it will take at least five years before wearables reach success with the mass market.
2014-04-11 Ingenic banks on MIPS-based wearables
Ingenic ventures its entire fortune on manufacturing its own MIPS-based SoCs, with a 1GHz CPU in the 65nm process for the IoT, and another low-power, voice-recognition enabled SoC for smartwatches.
2014-11-25 Carbon nano buds boast better conductivity than ITO
The NanoBud films from Canatu Oy, a Finnish startup, could find applications in car centre consoles and dashboards, home appliance control panels, remote controls, smartwatches and flexible displays.
2013-09-13 Wireless power chip eases dev't of Qi charging stations
The bq500212A transmitter from TI allows designers to quickly take to market Qi-compliant wireless charge pads or stations that can operate from a USB port or 5V power adapter.
2014-08-01 When are wearables ready for mass-market adoption?
Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok believes that mainstreaming wearables will require more innovation than what currently exists, and talks about a strategy including open standards and interoperability.
2015-11-05 What PNI sensor does differently with other MEMS makers
PNI Sensor develops devices that have the ability to create custom sensor-fusion recognition algorithms to differentiate products and still pass Google's rigorous compatibility test suite (CTS).
2014-10-30 Wearables to drive twofold growth in sensors market by 2015
IHS regarded Apple's Watch as a major impetus that will stimulate and set a standard for fitness and health monitoring features on wearable electronics devices.
2014-10-27 Wearables in enterprises: Good, bad, inevitable
Innovations are expected to happen first in the enterprise, with the first wave of employees to use them include technicians, doctors, police and construction workers. However, chief information officers should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
2014-10-08 Wearable sales to decline once hype dwindles
According to The Information Network, most wearable devices will falter and will have flattened sales, just like the tablet, once the "wow" factor is gone.
2014-04-07 Wearable RH/T sensors track ambient conditions
While temperature sensors placed directly on the skin may influence the reading accuracy, Sensirion introduces a sensor fusion tech that estimates the temperature gain to allow for compensation.
2014-08-22 Wearable glass takes on privacy issues
Like GoPro, Pivothead's sport glasses are based on an Ambarella chipset with A-11 ARM processor, while various mods to enhance video capture and transfer run on Atheros chipsets.
2015-02-24 Top Google projects in 2015
Many of Google's experiments may seem kooky, but they're really designed to benefit the company's core ad business by bringing more Internet users online, many of whom will use Google Search.
2015-06-15 Taking apart the iPhone 6 Plus battery
TechInsights looked into the iPhone 6 Plus battery, weighing in at 43g, which initially is not standing out from the trend line and does not seem to be special, but being Apple it is nonetheless interesting.
2016-02-04 Smartwatch sales to approach $11.5B in 2016
Gartner predicted that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold globally this year, an increase of 18.4 per cent from 232 million units in 2015.
2014-09-18 Smartwatch doubles as IoT device with Bluetooth
A low-power wireless technology, Bluetooth, and an equally low-power ARM-based MCU are seen to make an ideal combination for enabling a smartwatch to also function as an Internet-of-Things device.
2016-03-22 SiTime still standing tall in MEMS timing devices industry
With 90% market share, SiTime has maintained the industry leadership it has held in the last eight years. It has sold more than 400 million devices since 2005.
2014-10-17 Sensor overload: Wearables boost shipments
The worldwide market for sensors in wearables will expand to 466 million units in 2019with 4.1 sensor elements in every device, up from 1.4 in 2013driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features, as well as by improved user interfaces.
2016-01-22 Sensor hub market bolstered by iPhone 6S
The overall market for all types of sensor hubs will exceed one billion units in 2015, rising to nearly two billion in 2018, according to IHS, with iPhone 6S paving the way.
2015-03-02 Samsung smartphones tout 14nm Exynos SoC
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will use an Exynos 7 octacore processor with four cores running at 1.5GHz and four at 2.1GHz. These are 35 per cent more energy efficient than those in the Galaxy Note 4.
2014-07-03 Samsung justifies OS switch for wearable devices
Tizen offers a simpler OS, flexibility in form factor, and room to "integrate according to services," while the RTOS has less of a user interface and is meant to be more bare-bones. Android Wear is intuitive and optimised to Google services.
2015-08-25 Power buck regulator extends battery life for IoT devices
The ADP5301 from ADI flaunts a 90 per cent efficiency rating and uses up only 180nA of quiescent current, and supports 6.5V to 2.05V input to enable a wide range of battery sources or architectures.
2014-05-05 Optimised SoCs key to wearables success
The market success of wearables is hampered by the lack of an optimised hardware that addresses battery power and with defined use cases.
2015-01-20 Mobile DRAM market to gain from rising tablet sales
Market size for tablet mobile DRAM by revenue was $1.51 billion in 2014, and is predicted to reach $2.5 billion by 2018, a growth rate of 9.3 per cent, according to TechNavio.
2014-07-01 MEMS startup focuses on Chinese ODMs for growth
Ben Lee, CEO of mCube, said it secured $37 million of Series C venture capital to enter phase three of its progress, and will target Chinese ODMs, not a design win from either Apple or Samsung.
2013-09-27 MEMS chips making waves across electronics sector
In the coming year, MEMS chips are poised to expand their reach into every electronics segment, from automotive to environmental to medical.
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