IoT Gets Real

I just Googled “IoT” and 31.7 million search results popped up in a third of a second. With such staggering search results, it is no surprise that the term “IoT” brings a share of skepticism whenever it is mentioned. Aside from the sheer volume of people talking and writing about IoT is the fact that […]

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NXP and Freescale Merging

By Tony Massimini, Semico Research Corp. The semiconductor industry continues to consolidate. Some mergers are stronger than others. On March 1, 2015 it was announced that NXP and Freescale plan to combine forces. Both companies have a significant presence in automotive and microcontrollers. Following this merger the new company would be the leader in automotive semiconductors […]

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WiSpry and SkyeTek Release World’s First RF MEMS-Tuned UHF RFID Antenna

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WiSpry, Inc., the leader in high-performance tunable radio frequency micromechanical (RF MEMS) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced that SkyeTek, Inc. has leveraged the company’s adaptive antenna tuning technology to develop the first RF MEMS-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) reader. The compact SkyeModuleTM Nova features WiSpry’s RF MEMS products, automatically correcting […]

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