Junko Yoshida, EETimes
(12/23/2014 01:12 PM EST)
PARIS — Ever since Cisco started to issue whopping predictions -- like "50 billion IoT devices by 2020" -- the electronics industry has danced to the music. Companies have rushed to the market, developing and acquiring technologies that they think will help them call the IoT tune. In 2014 many IoT discussions broke out, industry consortia popped up, and new products rolled out, many of them actually getting connected to the Internet.
“On a high level, 2014 was a year when we’ve begun feeling the universe [of Internet of Things] will happen,” says Reza Kazerounian, Atmel’s senior vice president and general manager of the microcontroller business unit, in a recent interview with EE Times. With everyone paying so much attention to IoT and getting involved in discussions around IoT, “we started to feel that IoT need to come together and it will eventually take off.”
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