The different groups working on standards to connect devices to each other as part of the Internet of Things will eventually need to work together or the industry will need to decide on a select few, according to an AT&T Mobility senior executive.
Samsung Electronics is considering buying home automation platform SmartThings (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner) for around $200 million, according to a TechCrunch report, in what would be yet another move by Samsung to get its hooks into the Internet of Things market.
Samsung looks set to lose ground to its rivals in the second quarter of 2014, as sales figures for May show the company's lead was eroded by rivals Apple, Lenovo, and Motorola.
Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform.
Samsung Electronics' efforts to get the first smartphone running the open-source Tizen platform into the market suffered another setback when the company had to backtrack on its promise to show off a commercial version of its first Tizen phone at a developer conference in Moscow on Thursday.
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Intel, Samsung Electronics, Broadcom and other wireless and technology players joined forces to create a new group aimed at coming up with an open-source standard to connect devices to each other across operating systems and wireless protocols as part of the Internet of Things.
So far 2014 is the biggest year for deals among chipset companies since 2011--and it's not over yet. Almost $11 billion worth of North American semiconductor transactions were announced in the first half of 2014, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Samsung's CFO said that the company's second-quarter earnings are "not that good," according to multiple reports. The surprisingly frank comments likely reflect weakness in Samsung's mid- and low-end smartphone sales in emerging markets, and put a damper on the company's April release of its flagship Galaxy S5 Android smartphone.
AMSTERDAM--LTE Cat 6 is providing European operators with an opportunity to close the gap on rivals in Asia Pacific and North America that took a leading role in deploying LTE Cat 4 technology, according to Qualcomm Technologies' senior director of marketing.