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IMC Newsdesk Archives: January 2020

Toyota to build smart city at base of Mount Fuji



Toyota has said it plans to build a 175 acre smart city in Japan at the base of Mount Fuji. The Japanese car-maker aims to break ground at the site, to be called 'Woven City', in 2021
 
TIM, Ericsson set European record for 5G speed
Italian telecoms operator TIM SpA and Ericsson, together with Qualcomm, have successfully completed Europe’s first connection overcoming the 2 Gbps speed barrier on a 5G live commercial network
 
oneM2M reveals details of Release 4
International IoT standards body oneM2M has published details of its upcoming Release 4 standard. The new release is intended to enable global standards-based implementations of new and enhanced vertical IoT developments, such as the smart home, smart cities and Industry 4.0

ST claims first with long-distance LoRa SoC



European semiconductor maker ST has launched what it claims is the world's first LoRa system-on-chip (SoC) for connecting smart devices to the IoT using long distance wireless connections
 
Delta explores Quantum Computing with IBM



Delta Air Lines is engaging in a multi-year collaboration with IBM to explore the potential of quantum computing to transform customer and employee experiences
 
Flex boosts IoT Development, Manufacture



Flex, Infineon and QuickLogic have launched a development kit and System-in-Package to reduce development time for IoT devices, and allow rapid scale up to high volume manufacture
 
Avnet Partner Programme to accelerate IoT adoption

Technology solutions provider Avnet is launching a new Partner Programme designed to provide developers with a place to build complete IoT solutions, enabling them to scale their business in a quick and cost-effective manner




Intel announces AI breakthroughs at CES




Intel CEO Bob Swann (pictured) kicked off this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by announcing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) that pave the way for autonomous driving, a new era of mobile computing innovation, and the future of immersive sports and entertainment.

 
HKBN launches Sigfox IoT network in Hong Kong




HKBN Enterprise has partnered with Thinxtra to be the first telecoms carrier in Hong Kong to launch an IoT platform based on Sigfox technology.

 
Xiaomi plans $7bn investment in 5G and AIoT




Chinese technology giant Xiaomi plans to invest RMB50bn over the next five years in 5G, AI and IoT, according to CEO Lei Jun (pictured) in his New Year statement. The announcement came as Xiaomi found itself in a security row with Google when a user reported being able to see other people’s Xiaomi camera feeds through a Nest hub.

 
Taoglas demonstrates horse health monitor at CES




Taoglas introduced its latest antenna and RF designs at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and demonstrated an IoT connected health product for the equestrian industry that monitors a horse’s heart rate, activity, behaviour and GPS location in real time.

 
Ceva enables contextually aware IoT at CES

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Californian semiconductor IP firm Ceva unveiled its Senslinq integrated hardware IP and software platform that aggregates sensor fusion, sound and connectivity technologies to enable contextually aware IoT devices.

 
Global operators certify Telit mPCIe card




Telit’s LM960A18 PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) has been certified by the major global mobile network operators, including the largest operators in North America.

 
Metova assesses IoT technology

Tennessee-based Metova has announced digital transformation and IoT technology assessment services that provide a detailed analysis of existing technology architecture and source code with a focus on company growth and goals.

 
SK Telecom certifies U-Blox module for LTE-M




South Korean operator SK Telecom has certified a cellular module from Swiss firm U-Blox to add security to its LTE-M network.

 
Thuraya and Rockville boost satellite M2M in Pakistan




UAE-based Thuraya Telecommunications has signed an agreement with Rockville Technologies to boost satellite IoT and M2M communication services in Pakistan.

 
Kore lands M2M innovation award for eSIM

US IoT firm Kore has won the M2M Innovation of the Year award in the fourth annual IoT Breakthrough Awards programme for its eSIM.

 
Cellular IoT gateway shipments to hit 8m by 2023

Shipments of cellular IoT gateways will reach 8.0 million by 2023, according to market researcher Berg Insight.