31. August 2016 · Comments Off on 5 Top Wearables Companies to Watch · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The market for wearable devices is absolutely on fire. Case in point, the global wearables market grew 67% during the first quarter of 2016, according to researcher IDC. Predictably, tech investors are busy searching for the top wearables companies to add to their portfolios. So, which companies are churning out the tech wearables consumers want the most? Let’s quickly review which companies dominate wearable tech today.

Source: 5 Top Wearables Companies to Watch — The Motley Fool

29. January 2016 · Comments Off on With The Pullback, Silicon Labs’ IoT Opportunity Looks More Interesting – Silicon Laboratories, Inc. · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There aren’t many sectors doing especially well right now in the stock market, so the pullback in semiconductor stocks isn’t exactly surprising, let alone unique. As about a quarter of the industry’s revenue comes from industrial markets, and meaningful amounts come from computing, consumer devices, and phones, it is not so surprising that investors are worried about the outlook for 2016 even though multiple semiconductor CEOs have opined that the slowdown will be briefer and shallower than past downturns.This brings me to Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB). The shares of this microcontroller, sensor, and RF chip company have fallen around 15% since my last update, more or less matching the decline in Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) and outperforming NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) over that period. While the company has definitely had some challenges with more commoditized competition in segments like TV tuners, the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) business continues to grow nicely.

Source: With The Pullback, Silicon Labs’ IoT Opportunity Looks More Interesting – Silicon Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) | Seeking Alpha

15. December 2015 · Comments Off on What Smart Home Companies Need to Go Mainstream · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

IoT technology is steadily penetrating into our lives and our homes in particular. With the recent launch of the HomeKit by Apple and Google’s $3 billion acquisition of Nest, the smart home industry is definitely experiencing a major acceleration.While some investors consider the IoT investment potential to be overblown, the recent global research by Tata Consultancy Services said that 7 percent of the surveyed companies were planning to make over $500 million on IoT investments just in 2015 with home automation startups standing high on the purchase agenda, especially with big name companies like Samsung, Microsoft and Google.

Source: What Smart Home Companies Need to Go Mainstream

04. December 2015 · Comments Off on Imagination Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Dev Kit For IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Another dev kit targeting developers and startups that want to build devices for the Internet of Things has launched on Kickstarter — although its maker, Imagination Technologies, is no startup, but rather an established company which licenses IP to chipmakers and counts Apple (with an 8.4 per cent stake) among its investors.Why does Imagination need to go down the crowdfunding route? It’s more about wanting to tap its target dev community during the product development phase, says Imagination’s Alexandru Voica.

Source: Imagination Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Dev Kit For IoT | TechCrunch

23. September 2015 · Comments Off on Do Samsung’s New SmartThings Help Its Smart-Home Strategy Against Apple and Google? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Although the global smartphone and tablet markets continue to expand, sprawling technology giants such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) are slowly positioning themselves to capitalize on the rise of several potentially massive and still-emerging technology trends.Here, wearables and connected cars receive ample attention. However, in recent weeks, a number of storylines have focused on the smart home as perhaps the next big thing in tech. Case in point: South Korean tech giant Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) recently unveiled the latest iteration of its smart-home device strategy. And while Samsung’s latest hardware appears promising, how should investors be thinking about its odds of success in this market against the likes of Apple and Google?

Source: Do Samsung’s New SmartThings Help Its Smart-Home Strategy Against Apple and Google? — The Motley Fool