Technology is in a constant state of evolution, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. The top five emerging markets for the IoT – medical, fitness wearables, industrial, automotive, and smart homes – are driven by patented IP, much of which is being applied in IoT inventions. It is vital for both IoT developers and companies that hold extensive patent portfolios to have a clearer understanding of the patent landscape as the IoT becomes pervasive in our lives on a global scale.
What could make solar PV, the growth of which is already soaring in the U.S. residential home market, even more popular? The value it adds to the home itself. In 2014, the number of home PV systems in the United States totaled more than half a million. Photovoltaics currently add value to homes, according to a new report led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a home appraisal expert that studied six markets.
The grid-connected utility-scale battery storage market is expanding rapidly, driven by impressive technological breakthroughs and growth in manufacturing capabilities. The rising profile of the market has caught the attention of governments, which are now rolling out favorable policy initiatives such as subsidies, preferential tariffs and targets in core markets. Commercialization of utility-scale grid-connected solutions will accelerate after 2017, bringing huge opportunities for companies that have the technological capabilities to compete.
Fresh out of topping Gartner’s most hyped technologies list for the second year in a row, the Internet of Things (IoT) has kept its buzz going over the last couple of weeks with a series of announcements and new market analysis reports. First, here’s a sample of recent announcements:September 20: Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to acquire Atmel Corporation for approximately $4.6 billion, combining forces in the mobile power, IoT and automotive markets, and addressing a “market opportunity of approximately $20 billion by 2019.”
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?
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RFaxis, Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company focused on developing innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity market, today announced a new collaboration with Austin, Texas-based Silicon Labs SLAB, +1.81% on chipset reference designs to address the high-growth Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home markets.
The Internet of Things took the forefront during the Intel Solutions Summit last week, as partners showed off innovative solutions in retail, transportation and other vertical markets.Chris O’Malley, director of mobility marketing at Intel, stressed that it was critical for partners to tap into niche markets to drive new opportunities in the Internet-of-Things space.
Sungevity and Sonnenbatterie may have upstaged Tesla’s coming energy storage news by announcing a cheaper product.The largest private residential solar installer in the U.S. and the leading home battery system supplier in Europe unveiled a partnership yesterday as financial markets were in a frenzy over a planned residential energy storage launch from Tesla Motors, which is working with SolarCity.
Often, being early in a market is a bad thing. As the old saying goes: The pioneers are those with arrows in their back.But for entrepreneur Saar Yoskovitz, being early has turned out just fine. In fact, he started his business, Augury, when the buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT), did not exist yet! But based on what he was seeing at the time — back in 2011 — he knew there were some interesting trends that would rapidly become mega markets.Yet the early days were not easy.