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imec, partners develop Wi-Fi HaLow radio solution for IoT applications

At this week’s Design Automation Conference (DAC 2016), nanoelectronics research center imec, Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO), and Wi-Fi IP provider Methods2Business will present a complete Wi-Fi ® HaLowTM radio solution. The new low-power, long-range radio solution uses 10 times less power than state-of-the-art orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) radio solutions on the market.

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IoT to account for 28 percent of wireless connectivity IC market by 2021

ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, finds that smart home, beacon, wearable, and other nascent IoT applications including energy management and smart cities are to propel the wireless IoT connectivity market forward. The market’s trend toward multi-protocol connectivity IC adoption will ease development time, boost scale, and reduce complexity and cost for manufacturers across these different sectors in the years ahead.

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Quantenna Communications selects Azimuth’s Spider to deliver video and data distribution

Azimuth Systems Inc., a leading provider of automated, real-world mobile performance test solutions, announced that Quantenna Communications Inc., a leading developer of 802.11ac and 802.11n semiconductor solutions for the next generation of ultra-reliable Wi-Fi networks, has selected the Azimuth’s scalable automated RF platform, Spider™, for its wireless development and product testing, and for its system verification within its ecosystem of carriers, home networking, and consumer electronics vendors.

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Qorvo acquiring GreenPeak Technologies, fabless IoT semiconductor firm

Adds ultra-low power, short range wireless connected home and IoT offerings to portfolio

GreenPeak TechnologiesQorvo announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GreenPeak Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in ultra-low power, short range, RF communications. The acquisition gives Qorvo a beachhead in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, including the connected home. GreenPeak brings Qorvo capabilities in highly integrated, silicon RF systems-on-a-chip (SoC), including 802.15.4 and Zigbee.

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