Omdia | July 15, 2022
Enterprises are not only increasing their IoT spending and their deployment of devices but are doing so because IoT projects are meeting or exceeding return on investment (ROI) expectations according to the latest Omdia Internet of Things (IoT) Enterprise Survey. Omdia surveyed approximately 500 enterprises across countries that are deploying or are in the process of rolling out IoT solutions and found that over 90% of enterprises said their IoT projects have met or exceeded expectations.
"Both IoT and 5G have been derided as overpromising and underdelivering, yet the IoT market is still developing and 5G technology is still evolving. While sometimes outrageous proofs of concept are touted for headlines, our survey results are clear: enterprises are embracing IoT and 5G is emerging as the preferred type of connectivity."
John Canali, IoT Principal Analyst, Omdia
Omdia's survey results are positive for players across the IoT value chain. Communications service providers will likely see growth in high-bandwidth, high-value connections as 66% of enterprises are using or plan to use 5G connections while 53% of enterprises are using or plan on deploying new connections using LTE. The responses were similarly encouraging for growth in low-bandwidth connectivity such as NB-IoT and LoRaWAN.
"For enterprises, IoT solutions do not come without hurdles. Security, privacy, and complexity continue to be the three greatest pain points for enterprises. These issues all present opportunities for systems integrators (SIs), cloud providers, hardware vendors, component suppliers, and various other IoT vendors."
In spite of the current economic climate and uncertainty around inflation, Omdia believes that enterprises will increasingly look to IoT solutions to address emerging enterprise needs including managing their supply chain or meeting environmental, social, and corporate governance goals (ESGs).
Omdia is a leading research and advisory group focused on the technology industry. With clients operating in over 120 countries, Omdia provides market-critical data, analysis, advice, and custom consulting.
Soracom | July 01, 2022
ThingsMatrix, a seasoned provider of IoT solutions that offers complete turnkey services, has joined the Soracom Partner Space, a developing ecosystem for developing and scaling IoT applications to advance asset monitoring for industrial enterprises, according to a recent announcement from Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.
ThingsMatrix is an effective cloud-based platform made to streamline enterprise IoT development and deployment operations. The company's turnkey solution consists of three adaptable parts: a device, a platform, and cellular connectivity, which together enable a wide range of functionality from specific activities to complex operations. As a result, ThingsMatrix offers the speed, security, and scalability that today's industrial organizations require to negotiate the intricacies of IoT, lowering risk and speeding time to value. These devices can be customized, off-the-shelf, or bring your own to track and monitor assets internationally.
"ThingsMatrix's versatile turnkey device solutions and service platform paired with Soracom's reliable and advanced IoT capabilities is a major step forward for total asset management. This collaboration means that industrial enterprises will now have the ability to solve complex issues with an all-in-one IoT solution that offers greater efficiency and seamless connectivity,"
Tom Burton, ThingsMatrix's president of global sales
In May 2022, Soracom announced that the Soracom Partner Space would be expanding internationally. With more than 100 accredited partners representing hardware, software, solutions, and integration services, the program now has more than 800 best-in-class members worldwide. Members of the Soracom Partner Space assist IoT innovators in reducing time to market by providing on-demand access to best-in-class, complementary solutions and services that are prepared for integration at all IoT stack levels.
"Soracom is committed to democratizing the technologies that help IoT innovators accelerate speed to market and ensure success at scale. In collaborating with ThingsMatrix, we are able to offer a proven portfolio of solutions to our customers and ecosystem partners looking to improve their asset monitoring capabilities," said Nicolas Lesconnec, Soracom senior partnership manager.
Telit | June 15, 2022
NXP Semiconductors has unveiled the new MCX microcontroller portfolio, which aims to advance innovation in smart homes, smart factories, smart cities, and a variety of other developing industrial and IoT edge applications. The MCUXpresso suite of development tools and software supports the portfolio, which includes four series of devices based on a shared platform. This unified solution enables developers to reuse software throughout the portfolio, resulting in faster development. In addition, the portfolio includes the first implementation of NXP's new, dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) for accelerating inference at the edge, which can deliver up to 30x faster machine learning throughput than a single CPU core.
The MCU has developed substantially over the previous few decades, owing to the growth of edge devices. However, while MCUs are at the heart of many of today's edge applications, the next generation of intelligent applications will require a new class of MCUs that allow developers to navigate a complex landscape of power, performance, and security requirements, as well as connectivity options, while keeping total system cost and energy efficiency in mind. The MCX portfolio, built on a shared foundation of core technologies and supported by a unified software suite for maximum software reuse, will provide the flexibility required to meet this challenge. In addition, the MCX portfolio's diversity allows developers to choose the devices that best suit their application's requirements, giving them up to focus on more distinctive aspects of their design.
"As we approach the milestone of 75 billion connected devices, we are entering a new era of edge computing, requiring us to fundamentally rethink how to best architect a flexible MCU portfolio that is scalable, optimized and can be the foundation for energy efficient industrial and IoT edge applications today and in the decades to come. By building on our strong legacy in MCUs, this new portfolio will offer the performance and integration needed to address the real-time workloads for the next wave of innovation,"
Ron Martino, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Edge Processing for NXP Semiconductors
The MCX portfolio's four series are designed for simplicity of use, migration, and scaling up or down as needed with maximum software reuse to reduce development costs. The portfolio is built around high-performance Arm Cortex-M processors and includes a wide range of peripherals for maximum design flexibility. To improve the real-time performance of edge applications, MCX devices include up to 4 MB of on-chip flash memory, a low-power cache, and powerful memory management controllers, as well as up to 1MB of on-chip SRAM.