Internet of Things is Everywhere at CES 2014

After spending three days strolling through 3.2 million square feet of  displays from the over 3,200 exhibitors at CES 2014 it’s clear the Internet-of-Things (IoT) was a focal point for many at the show. It was easily seen that the framework for connecting many nodes in a home, business, town or farm is set.  IPv6 with 128-bit address extends the range to 3.4 x 1038 nodes.  Wireless technologies are mature and abundant.  Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low energy (BTLE), Zigbee and Z-wave systems were all displayed in numerous production ready systems.  Each of these technologies has strengths and weaknesses on cost, size, energy use, transmit & receive distance, data rate and interference susceptibility. 

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The Facts About the Spansion/Macronix Lawsuit

Many of you may be wondering what’s next in the lawsuit battles between Spansion and Macronix. There’s been more PR value for Macronix than anything valid with their claims.  In fact, we cannot find much that is…
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CES 2014: A Flash-y Show

Last week I got the chance to stop in at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  Tech companies from every segment of the industry come to CES, making it a great place to see the…
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2014 – The Year of the Edge

Spansion’s Top Five Highlights of 2013 and Trends for 2014 Every year we sit back and reflect on the year behind us and what’s ahead of us.  This is especially true in the technology industry.  Things happen…
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Worldwide Community Involvement Part of Spansion’s Culture

It’s the time of the year where we reflect on what we achieved at Spansion in 2013.  In addition to the many milestones we achieved in new products, partnerships and customer achievements, the one that is ingrained…
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