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2014-10-07 MOSFETs offer battery savings for wearables, mobile devices
The chipscale MICRO FOOT p-channel Si8457DB from Vishay claims to offer the industry's lowest on-resistance at a 1.8V gate drive for any MOSFET with a 1.6 x 1.6mm footprint.
2015-04-13 Mobile processor from Intel targets IoT, wearables
In his keynote speech at the IDF, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stressed the need for Intel and the developer community to offer leading-edge technologies to China across various products and industries.
2015-06-17 MEMS chips help extend battery life of wearables
MEMS manufacturer mCube decided to focus on technologies that would help extend the battery life of fitness, health monitoring and activity tracking wearables from hours or days, to weeks or months.
2016-01-06 MediaTek delivers chip series for wearables, smart home apps
MediaTek announced its new chip series dedicated for wearable devices, smart home applications as well as Ultra-HD 4K Blu-ray players at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016.
2014-09-01 Low price, more functions key to wearables take off
In the early stage, people are buying brands of wearable devices, but it is not going to last long. Apart from lower price points, consumers would want something more from these devices.
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.
2014-05-02 Lenovo marches off into wearables with chip design group
Lenovo has established a small chip design team in its effort to build up core skills and implement them in silicon subsequently, according to CTO Peter Hortensius. The computer giant will invest less than two per cent of its revenues in R&D, and has a line-up of planned acquisitions.
2015-04-24 IoT, wearables not enough to offset falling ASPs for sensors
High-volume applications such as wearables and the huge potential of IoT are seen to drive the sensor market but sales growth is being pulled down significantly by price erosion, said IC Insights.
2015-06-16 IoT growth depends on wearables, home devices
By 2015, 72 million wearable devices worth $17 billion will ship, with a compound annual growth rate of 18 per cent to 156 million units or $39 billion in 2019, predicts market research firm IDC.
2014-07-23 IoT drives energy harvesting solutions for wearables
One of the more recent emerging market segments covered under the Internet of Things that is particularly interesting from an energy harvesting perspective is the wearable electronics category.
2014-01-09 Intel hopes to power next-gen wearables with Edison
Available in the middle of 2014, Edison is a 22mm Quark-based computer housed in an SD card form factor.
2014-03-07 Intel forays into wearables with $100 million deal
Intel has yet to confirm the speculated acquisition of smart watch start-up Basis, but the company's repeated emphasis on the importance of wearables and IoT is a statement in itself.
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.
2015-03-06 Infineon delivers pressure sensor for mobile, wearables
Infineon introduced the DPS310 pressure sensor that utilises capacitive sensing to measure vertical position for applications in navigation, health monitoring, gesture recognition in mobile devices.
2014-04-10 Indian startup jumps at wearables with Dhanush SOCs
Taking advantage of an emerging market, Ineda developed a series of 'wearable processing units', which meet the low-power and long battery life requirements of wearable devices.
2015-02-06 Improving wearables with capacitive sensing
Find out how the use of capacitive touch sensing technology enables improvement of the aesthetics and user interface of wearable electronic devices.
2015-10-26 Impact of wearables, IoT on electronic design
Today's IoT and wearable products must deliver ever-increasing capabilities in smaller packages with more aerodynamic shapes. Engineers will need all the help they can get.
2014-07-25 Imagination unveils RPU for wearables, IoT
Ensigma Whisper RPUs are designed to enable customers to bring standards such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic, GNSS, and other low-power connectivity technologies onto their SoCs.
2016-03-18 i.MX 7 provides power-efficient processing for wearables
The new NXP applications processor enables Orcam's wearable personal assistant product to create an "augmented attention" experience that can be used for context-based applications.
2015-08-04 How can wearables gain market traction?
Wearable technology will take off when people can wear it, not when the technology wears people, as it mostly does today, according to Raghu Das, CEO and principal analyst at IDTechEx.
2015-02-09 Google Glass demise: Lessons for wearables designers
For a wearable device to be successful, the user should not be aware that he/she is wearing it, according to a human-computer interaction (HCI) expert, Mark DiPerri.
2015-10-02 Google exec shares insights on IoT, wearables
Colt McAnlis, a developer advocate at Google, will be a keynote speaker at the forthcoming ARM TechCon where he promises to challenge our perceptions and offer his unique view of the world we live in.
2015-05-28 Flexible AMOLED display shipments rise with wearables growth
Samsung Display and LG Display are pursuing enhanced technological differentiation for liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels, in order to expand the supply capacity of flexible AMOLED displays.
2015-02-27 Extension board from Atmel targets IoT, wearables designs
The Xplained platform enables designers to easily allow prototyping of motion control and smart sensing designs using Atmel's broad portfolio of Atmel | SMART ARM-based MCUs.
2015-09-18 Enterprise preps for wearables uptake, survey reveals
In a survey commissioned by APX Labs on the state of wearables in the enterprise, 93 per cent of IT and business decisions makers surveyed indicated that they are using or actively exploring wearables.
2015-03-16 Embedded flash IP boosts power efficiency of IoT, wearables
Faraday Technology and UMC announced a complete set of low power consumption fundamental IPs developed for UMC's 55nm Low Power (LP) embedded flash process.
2014-12-08 E-ink replaces LCDs in wearables
Until full colour flexible OLED screens can be manufactured with acceptable yields, E-ink displays remain the only rugged and shatter-proof alternative to power-hungry LCDs.
2014-05-08 DSP-integrated SoC prolongs wearables' battery life
The SoC architecture integrates a multi-functional DSP core into a tiny MCU, where the DSP handles the always-listening chores and wakes up the MCU only when necessary.
2014-03-28 dotLEDs feature the smallest profile fit for wearables
The dotLEDs from Plessey come in the standard 1005 size, with a 0.2mg weight and 0.2mm profile, and are manufactured with the company's proprietary GaN-on-Si technology.
2014-12-15 Discreet smart wearables predicted for popularity by 2017
As the smart wearables market continues to expand, Gartner forecasted that by 2017, 30 per cent of smart wearables will be completely unobtrusive to the eye.
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