As we keep saying, IoT is not one thing. So maybe we should find a better way to segment the market. We think companies can analyst the opportunities available based on the complexity and engineering required to deliver their product to market.
IoT is a fragmented. Just looking at all the options for the connectivity side of IoT devices shows how diverse the options are. And as frustrating as that is to analyze, it has the advantage of providing the flexibility for customized solutions.
IoT is both much slower to develop and also much, much bigger than we originally imagined.
IoT is a catch all marketing team that has been bandied about for decades. There is really no such thing as IoT, but the number of connected devices is growing rapidly, and likely to accelerate as the cost of chips brings connectivity to many new areas.
We believe, with increasing conviction, that the market for IoT chips is not going to go to Arm. But it is not going to go to x86 or Intel either. It is going to go RISC V.
Where is Qualcomm Driving? – As the smartphone market matures, Qualcomm has finally taken steps to diversify into new markets – IoT and Auto both offer big opportunities, but may be many years away.
SLAB Bets the House on IOT – Silicon Labs’ IoT business could be immensely valuable, if it works. And they seem to think it really will work.
The Private Parts Networking – we like the technology behind private networks, it’s the business model that leaves us with a lot of questions.
Just add AI – Building an AI Platform is not as easy as Microsoft Azure makes it out to be.
Why settle for 1,000 chip companies when you can have 10,000? – The overwhelming majority of these companies will fade away, but a few will end up mattering a lot.