North American wearables market grows 10% as selling prices take a hit, says Canalys

The value of North America’s wearable band market in Q2 2020 remained flat year-on-year at US$2 billion (€1 billion), despite shipments growing 10% annually.

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AR & VR revenue growth to be driven by increasing demand in gaming

Some of the key players in the global augmented reality and virtual reality (AR & VR) market include names such as Microsoft Corporation, Google Inc., Apple Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. among others.

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COVID-19 causes wearable shipments to fall 27mn against forecast

Wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with the issues associated with a hampered supply chain.

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Why 2020 will bring a change of heart around eSIM

In 2020, consumer electronics device manufacturers will continue to push eSIM technology to a much broader range of devices. Here’s what it is about this revolutionary technology that will force connectivity providers to wake up and act. Yuval Mayron, general manager of IoT, amdocs:next reports.

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SmartThings joins Revenue Edge offering CSPs to deliver a smart home experience

Calix, Inc. has announced that SmartThings, the global provider of smart home automation, will join the Revenue EDGE ecosystem.

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Arm announces Custom Instructions for embedded CPUs and Mbed OS Partner Governance

Arm CEO, Simon Segars has announced Arm Custom Instructions, a new feature for the Armv8-M architecture.

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Wi-Fi 6: It’s for the robots

Kevin Robinson learned leadership at America’s elite military academy West Point. Now, as the Wi-Fi Alliance’s marketing vice president, he is marshalling a battalion of 550 companies to weaponise Wi-fi 6.

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Increasing penetration of IoT-based devices boosts popularity of location-based ambient intelligence, says TMR

According to a new market report the global location-based ambient intelligence market is projected to reach a value of approximately US$497 billion by 2027. According to Transparency Market Research, the market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 21% from 2019 to 2027.

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Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57mn by 2024, driven by smart security

New data analysed by Juniper Research indicates that automation revenues will exceed US$57 million (€50 million) by 2024. This is up from $18 million (€16 million) in 2019, and is driven by smart security solutions.

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Savvy enterprises ‘already strategising’ their use of IoT in the 5G era

5G went live across six cities in the UK at the end of May, with a limited area roll-out by network operator EE. 5G-supported devices so far include the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Oppo Reno 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ.

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Wearable Artificial Intelligence market to exceed 30% growth by 2025, hitting US$180bn

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Wearable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market will reach US$180 billion (€160 billion) by 2025.

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Samsung SDS and Telensa partner for smart city infrastructure and data solutions

Samsung SDS, the digital arm of Samsung, and Telensa, a provider of smart street lighting and smart city data, have announced that they are working together on smart city projects.

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Eseye appoints top tech talent in sustained drive for global growth

Eseye, the global IoT cellular specialist, has announced several key appointments as part of its global growth strategy to capitalise on the rapidly evolving IoT market. Following the appointment of CEO, Nick Earle in 2018, Eseye has welcomed Piers Morgan, Trevor Duguay, Anand Gandhi and Kirsty Kay to its executive team.

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Siemens updates NX Software with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to increase productivity

Siemens announced an expansion of the Digital Innovation Platform with the introduction of the latest version of NX software, which has been enhanced with Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.

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Universal Electronics and Microsoft partner on turnkey digital assistant platform for home hubs

Universal Electronics Inc.,, a global provider of universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, is collaborating with Microsoft to launch a new digital assistant platform for the home built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using AI and IoT services.

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Gross replaces Jost as CTO at Software AG, joined by new CMO Paz Macdonald

Software AG has announced that Bernd Gross is assuming the position of chief technology officer  (CTO) reporting to the CEO, effective immediately.

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