Atmosic Technologies | September 14, 2022
Exeger, the Swedish deep tech company today announces its partnership with US-based semiconductor company Atmosic Technologies. The partnership will enable companies to create attractive energy harvesting solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) sector.
Both Exeger and Atmosic develop components within the field of energy harvesting. Stockholm-headquartered Exeger is the inventor and manufacturer of the groundbreaking Powerfoyle® solar cell technology that converts all forms of light into clean, endless energy. Exeger’s photovoltaic cells can be produced in any shape and size, which will help drive the adoption of light-powered products in the next generation of connected consumer and industrial devices. California-headquartered Atmosic Technologies develops innovative energy harvesting wireless System-on-Chips (SoCs) and IoT modules with ultra-low power features that include an integrated boost converter and sophisticated power management technologies to optimally control, store, and distribute available power.
Following Exeger’s announcement last year of the Powerfoyle Indoor platform, which has been optimized for low light levels, Atmosic and Exeger’s collaboration makes it easy for manufacturers to develop devices with significantly extended or even endless battery life when utilizing Powerfoyle. Atmosic’s low-power wireless chipsets and Exeger’s solar cells create attractive solutions for low-power standards-driven IoT devices such as Bluetooth® remote controls, sensors, beacons, and keyboards. The combined technologies work especially well for devices in a variety of applications from the smart home to enterprise, healthcare, and industrial environments.
“Atmosic’s extremely low-power solutions, combined with our Powerfoyle solar cell technology, will help reduce – and in many cases eliminate – the use of disposable batteries for IoT devices, This opens up a huge opportunity in the 400 billion USD IoT market which will greatly accelerate its transition to clean endless energy.”
Giovanni Fili, CEO and Founder of Exeger
“Our partnership with Exeger enables our customers to create innovative IoT products that operate reliably and robustly even without a battery and in the lowest of lighting conditions,” said David Su, CEO at Atmosic. “Our combined solutions will help reduce the need for costly battery replacement and maintenance of IoT deployments, fueling a more sustainable IoT in the future.”
Exeger is a Swedish company with a unique solar cell technology that converts all forms of light into electrical energy. This material, Powerfoyle, is the world’s only fully customizable solar cell. With its superior design properties, it can be integrated seamlessly into any electronic device.
Powerfoyle enhances every product it is integrated into with extended or even unlimited battery life, putting the power of cutting-edge solar cell technology directly in the hands of people. Exeger is leading the way to energy independence through more sustainable and user-friendly products – with the vision to touch the lives of a billion people by 2030.
About Atmosic Technologies
Atmosic™ Technologies is an innovative fabless semiconductor company, designing ultra-low power wireless and energy harvesting solutions to dramatically reduce and disrupt device dependency on batteries, aiming to deliver forever battery life and the battery free connected Internet of Things. The company’s products enable the IoT device ecosystem—designers and manufacturers, as well as end users and those responsible for deployments—to dramatically lower costs and efforts associated with maintaining the growing Internet of Things in Personal, Home, Auto, Healthcare, Industrial, Enterprise and Smart Cities segments. In addition to these tangible business advantages, Atmosic aims to reduce ecological impacts with its vision of dramatically reduced battery consumption in the Internet of Things.
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Strategy Analytics | October 13, 2022
Strategy Analytics published its latest report on IoT Cellular Connections by Vertical and by Air Interface (25,3G,4G&5G), forecasting a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14% during 2022-2030
According to Waseem Haider, Principal Analyst, Enterprise IoT at Strategy Analytics and author of the report, “IoT Cellular Connection by Air Interface by Vertical” which provide projections till 2030 - Industrial and Automotive will be the biggest verticals in terms of number of IoT Connections during the forecast period 2022-30.
This latest update looks at the historical data as far as 2013 and forecasts IoT connections by Air Interface technology (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) and by Verticals – Automotive, Healthcare, Home (non-security), Industrial, Primary Processing, POS/Retail, Security, Transport, Utilities and others. During 2022-30, Healthcare is the highest growing vertical with a CAGR of 23% followed by Industrial and Automotive verticals with a CAGR of 17% and 16% respectively.
Strategy Analytics believes that the largest sectors will continue their growth trajectory, with IoT connections in Industrial accounting for 21% in 2030, growing from 17% in 2022 and Automotive accounting for 18% in 2030, growing from 15% in 2022, during the forecast period of 2022-30. In 2022, Industrial is the leading sector with 17% of the total IoT connections followed by Automotive and Utilities with 15% connections, respectively.
Gina Luk, Director of Enterprise Research at Strategy Analytics, added that “By 2030, 5G IoT connections will be dominated by Industrial and Automotive applications, with 28% and 21% 5G IoT connections respectively. Healthcare and Security applications will be the next largest market in 2030, accounting for a combined 20% of 5G IoT connections. The low latency benefits of 5G will allow IoT use cases where near-instantaneous communications are required, such as platooning of trucks in transportation, autonomous driving, low latency in manufacturing and areas like remote surgery in healthcare, where a surgeon could be conducting a surgery via robotics and virtual/augmented reality, even though not located in the operating theatre with the patient.”
About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. is a global leader in supporting companies across their planning lifecycle through a range of customized market research solutions. Our multi-discipline capabilities include: industry research advisory services, customer insights, user experience design and innovation expertise, mobile consumer on-device tracking and business-to-business consulting competencies. With domain expertise in: smart devices, connected cars, intelligent home, service providers, IoT, strategic components and media, Strategy Analytics can develop a solution to meet your specific planning need.
Ubilite | September 16, 2022
Ubilite Inc. (“Ubilite”) today announced the immediate availability of its UBI206 platform based on the UBI206 SoC, targeted specifically for ultra-low power wireless applications. The UBI206 is a highly integrated single device that enables a vast number of IoT products with a minimal number of external components. It includes a switchless 802.11b/g/n radio, baseband processor, medium access controller (MAC), power management unit (PMU), memories, and a network application processor that runs the Wi-Fi link-layer protocols, TCP/IP stack, and IoT applications.
“UBI206 specifications are better by an order of magnitude than existing Wi-Fi solutions. The UBI206 was designed from the ground up at system level to optimize for lowest operating power and is the result of many years of development, Our solution offers a Wi-Fi experience with power consumption matching Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), thereby unleashing the full power of the IoT and enabling applications never before possible.”
Ismail Lakkis, CEO and founder of Ubilite
“IoT applications require low power processors and connectivity – especially if they are battery powered,” said Phil Solis, Research Director, Connectivity and Smartphone Semiconductors at IDC. “The market for Wi-Fi-enabled IoT devices will reach over 2.2 billion units in 2026 – about 44% of the 5.1 billion total Wi-Fi-enabled products that year.”
The UBI206 is optimized for several ultra-low power IoT markets including wearables, trackers, beacons, healthcare, smart home, industrial systems monitoring and control, and audio.
Ubilite UBI206 Key Features:
Data rate up to 72.2 Mbps
Rx Sensitivity -97 dBm
Tx Power +6dBm (P-1dB)
Rx Active Power consumption 17mW
Tx Active Power consumption 25mW
DTIM10 power consumption 85uA
5 x 5 QFN48 package
About Ubilite Inc.
Founded in 2014, Ubilite is a fabless semiconductor company developing Ultra Low Power Wi-Fi Chipsets for IoT applications. Ubilite has developed the lowest power 802.11 Wi-Fi SoC on the market with power consumption that is lower than Bluetooth. The Ultra Low Power requirements enable very long battery life or the ability to use energy harvesting to enable continuous operation for years.
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SmartSense | September 26, 2022
SmartSense by Digi, part of Digi International a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions, today announced the formation of the Food Service Advisory Board to support continuous improvement of the company’s production, distribution, and customer-success processes.
As regulations in the food sector continue to evolve, the FSAB will advocate for strategies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness within the food supply chain while also promoting public health. Featuring a diverse collection of the best and brightest minds across food service, the board will provide critical insights and expert recommendations that enable SmartSense by Digi to enhance its IoT solutions to amplify business outcomes, operational efficiency, loss prevention, compliance, and food safety.
The FSAB will be led by John Deane, Managing Director of Clipper Advisory Group. He specializes in advising IT organizations regarding function management, practical strategic planning, operational process improvement, and achieving returns from technology investments. Previously, Deane was Chief Operating Officer at Wendy’s; Chief Information Officer at Abercrombie & Fitch; and Chief Information Officer at Ascena Retail Group. Dean will be joined by the following inaugural members:
Victor Vercammen is the Vice President of Risk and the Chief Compliance Officer at Giant Eagle, Inc., America’s leading regional food, pharmacy, and convenience store retailer, where he is dedicated to protecting guests, team members, assets, and products across all operations.
David Steck is the Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Application Development at Schnuck Markets, Inc., where he provides leadership and strategic planning for innovations in store technology — including robotics, app development, electronic shelf labels, RFID, and supply chain process improvements — aiming to empower a seamless customer experience at the company's 112 stores.
Tom Mueller is the President and Partner at Mueller Consulting, where he provides expertise to clients on restaurant management and franchising, strategic planning, menu development, P&L management, and quality store operations. Earlier, Tom served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Wendy’s and Senior Vice President of Operations for Burger King.
Mike Tobin is the Director of Operations Administration at Charleys Philly Steaks, where he leads organizational transformation through innovative training programs and continuous process improvement. Mike is skilled in identifying and improving process and system operations to drive revenue growth and organizational effectiveness.
Laura-Zelda Villarreal is President of Nutrition Core Services and a Professor in the School of Nutrition Program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is a registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN), School Nutrition Specialist (SNS), and licensed dietician (LD).
“As our customers continue to navigate unprecedented volatility, this board will arm us with actionable business insights, perspectives, and guidance that are invaluable in today's market, We are grateful to this group of distinguished individuals for their continued support and look forward to working with them to support our customer communities in food services.”
Guy Yehiav, President of SmartSense by Digi
“Many businesses are unaware of the opportunities that digital technologies can bring to the food services industry,” said Deane. “I look forward to meeting other members of the board and the SmartSense team to collaborate on the best ways to provide food safety through IoT solutions.”
About Digi International
Digi International is a leading global provider of IoT connectivity products, services, and solutions. It helps companies create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, Digi has helped customers connect more than 100 million things and counting. For more information, visit www.digi.com.
About SmartSense by Digi
SmartSense by Digi®, a business unit of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), is a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) Sensing as a Service solutions that deliver dynamic and personalized asset monitoring, process digitization, and digital decisioning across key verticals. The company enables business customers to leverage the power of IoT automation, prescriptive workflows, and insightful analytics to ensure compliance, workforce productivity, brand loyalty, loss prevention, and reduced waste, and lower energy consumption. Combining new and innovative data-driven approaches with world-class IoT tools, SmartSense partners with enterprises to elevate their business outcomes and asset protection to new heights.