Tero Kuittinen on the coming flood of weird but smart devices:
Semiconductor Industry Association threw a curve ball by announcing that chip sales actually increased by a surprisingly robust 11% in the first half of 2014 compared the same period in 2013. SIA is actually hiking its annual growth estimate to 6.5% from earlier projection of 4.1% growth. How can chip sales growth be accelerating if phone and tablet markets are mediocre?
New ‘smart’ devices.
As cars and medical devices grow smarter and demand more and pricier semiconductor components, some rudimentary intelligence is starting to pop up in a startling range of formerly dumb objects, from lightbulbs to coffee makers.
My favorite is Vessyl, a smart cup that tells you what you’re drinking.