Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: August 2019

IMC survey hints at IoT starting to scale

The IoT industry is still suffering from a lack of scale, but two trends highlighted by the quarterly survey from the IoT M2M Council (IMC) suggest that an increase in the scale of IoT deployments may be in the offing. And in another development, the IMC data have established that there are IoT buyer personas that have very distinct characteristics.
Microsoft blames Strontium for attacks on IoT devices
Microsoft has accused the Russian-based Strontium group of being behind nearly 1400 attacks on IoT devices in the past year.
AWS launches Lake Formation for building data lakes
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of AWS Lake Formation, a fully managed service that makes it easier for users to build, secure and manage data lakes.
Murata modem adopts Semtech LoRa technology

Japanese electronics company Murata is sampling a modem based on LoRa technology from California-based Semtech.
Taoglas acquires IoT engineering company Firmwave

Antenna maker Taoglas has acquired fellow Irish firm Firmwave, an IoT product design and engineering company, to deliver IoT applications in healthcare, energy and utilities, supply chain and logistics, transportation, agriculture, and construction.
Iotic and IET teach IoT security

With increasing concerns about the security of the IoT, the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Academy has teamed up with UK-based Iotic to develop and release a course to teach how to secure IoT networks.
Advantech banks on Intel for AIoT embedded platforms

Taiwanese company Advantech has launched Intel Core processor-based embedded platforms with round-the-clock operations management for combined AI and IoT (AIoT) applications.


Arm automates IoT device management

Chip design company Arm has introduced v2.0 of its Pelion connectivity management IoT automation engine with features that let organisations automatically manage millions of devices across multiple countries and different networks.

Third of IoT projects fail at proof of concept, says Microsoft

Nearly a third of IoT project fail in the proof of concept stage yet 88% of adopters see the IoT as critical to business success, according to a report from Microsoft.

U-Blox acquires Rigado Bluetooth module business

Swiss connectivity company U-Blox has acquired Oregon-based Rigado’s Bluetooth modules business so it can extend its Bluetooth product offering and add access to more sales channels and market segments.

HPE adopts Intel acceleration in analytics server

Intel is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to increase workload acceleration capacity for the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server for computing-intensive markets such as streaming analytics, media transcoding, financial technology and network security.

Deutsche Telekom splits IoT and security into separate companies

Deutsche Telekom wants to separate its security and IoT businesses into separate companies as part of a restructuring plan between T-Systems and Telekom Germany due to go before its supervisory board early next month.

Advantech and Clovity combine IoT hardware and software

Taiwanese embedded platform company Advantech is working with California-based professional services provider Clovity to focus on IoT products for industrial, retail, smart city and healthcare sectors

STM consolidates cyber protection for IoT designers

Swiss electronics company ST Microelectronics wants to consolidate cyber-protection resources for IoT designers through its STM32Trust ecosystem.

IDT clock generators reduce power for IoT devices

California-based Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has launched a family of clock generators for small, battery-powered devices, such as smart watches, hearables, fitness monitors, portable medical equipment and devices connected to the IoT.

Microsoft offers threat protection for IoT installations

To give organisations threat protection and security posture management across their entire IoT installations, Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Security Center for IoT.

HPE to set up IoT agricultural centre in India

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching a centre of excellence in India to skill students in IoT-based agriculture. It is a collaboration with Agastya International Foundation.

Digi unveils development tools to mark XBee milestone

Digi International has shipped more than 15 million XBee units and marked the milestone by unveiling a suite of software and development tools for the XBee ecosystem.

Renesas microcontrollers target IoT modules and edge devices

Japanese electronics giant Renesas is introducing four ultra-small 32bit microcontrollers for IoT connectivity modules and space-constrained edge devices.

IoT cyber attacks jump 55%, says Sonicwall

Cyber attacks on IoT devices jumped 55% in the first half of this year, according to California-based network security company Sonicwall.

SensiEdge portable BLE module accelerates IoT applications

A portable IoT module from SensiEdge comes in a 17 by 40mm form factor and is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery.

Balena raises $14.4m to extend edge computing

Edge computing company Balena has raised $14.4m to expand it team and bring edge computing to more developers as it sees the number of IoT devices managed on its platform growing by four times year-over-year.

Laird increases power and range on Bluetooth module

Ohio-based wireless technology company Laird Connectivity has announced the BL654 PA power-amplified Bluetooth module to increase power and range performance.

Cellular M2M connections to hit 1.6bn by 2024, says Juniper

The global number of cellular M2M connections will reach 1.6 billion by 2024, rising from 596 million in 2019, according to Juniper Research. And embedded SIMs will account for two-thirds of the connections. This is a growth of 165% over the next five years.