Silicon Labs has announced that its CEO, Tyson Tuttle, will present the opening keynote address at the Embedded World 2015 exposition and conference. The event will take place in Nuremberg, Germany toward the end of February.
Entitled “Engineering the IoT: An RF Expert’s View on Technology Trends and Challenges,” Mr. Tuttle’s address will focus on the Internet of Things market, and will pay particular attention to the importance of low-power, wireless, embedded technology in IoT devices. This is an area of Silicon Labs specialty: Last fall, the company released two software development kits to help push forward the development of this kind of technology for applications into everyday products and systems such as smoke detectors, thermostats, and fitness bands; the company has also been keen to stress the importance of biometric sensing capabilities in such devices.
Speaking in a press release, Mr. Tuttle enthused about the near future of the Internet of Things, asserting that there will be “a tipping point in 2015 in which advances in low-energy design, wireless protocols, application-layer standards and SoC integration will converge to drive large-scale deployments across all IoT segments.” Indeed, there has been a lot of IoT enthusiasm in the industry, with giants like Samsung organizing major conferences on the topic and Intel pouring investment into the area.
Silicon Labs will also show off some of its solutions at its booth during Embedded World 2015, including its energy-saving MCUs, its connectivity platforms, its biometric “sensor puck” device, and its Simplicity Studio design streamlining platform.