Nvidia and Arm team up to make a wealth of IoT consumer devices substantially more intelligent, while the connected clothing market shows no signs of wearing out.
The big news this week from an internet of things (IoT) perspective was China-based iPhone supplier Foxconn announcing it was to acquire Belkin – one of the largest IoT device providers globally – for $866m.
Foxconn plans to establish a new smart home division combining Belkin’s Linksys and Wemo businesses with its own IoT assets.
Nvidia and Arm pair up for smart IoT
Two of the biggest processor giants in the business – Nvidia and Arm – announced this week that they are to enter a partnership to make it easier for chipmakers to embed deep-learning capabilities into their hardware.
According to TechCrunch, Arm will integrate Nvidia’s open source Deep Learning Accelerator (NVDLA) architecture into its recently announced Project Trillium hardware, allowing for artificial intelligence (AI) to be put into any smart device.
“Accelerating AI at the edge is critical in enabling Arm’s vision of connecting a trillion IoT devices,” said Rene Haas, EVP and president of the IP Group at Arm.
“Today we are one step closer to that vision by incorporating NVDLA into the Arm Project Trillium platform, as our entire ecosystem will immediately benefit from the expertise and capabilities our two companies bring in AI and IoT.”
Nanosatellite start-up secures $15m in Series A funding
Myriota, a spin-out of the University of South Australia, has big plans to bring IoT into space, and now is one step closer to achieving its dream.
The company announced that it has secured $15m in Series A funding led by Australian VC firms Main Sequence Ventures and Blue Sky Venture Capital, and including Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Singtel Innov8 and Right Click Capital.
The lucrative deal makes it one of the largest made in the IoT-in-space sector so far.
Myriota plans to accelerate its growth by launching more satellites, delivering large-scale IoT deployments and expanding its global operations.