Freescale opens 9th edition of Freescale Technology Forum
Freescale Semiconductor opened the 9th edition of the company’s annual technology summit, Freescale Technology Forum (FTF India) at Bengaluru. The focus of FTF India 2014 is on Internet of Things (IoT). At FTF India, Freescale showcased over 60 innovative demos and a range of futuristic devices on Internet of things (IoT) at IoT Wall. IoT wall is a concept wall that showcases the future of IoT and how it will make everything around us SMART. The two-day event witnessed participation from people spanning Freescale’s customers, ecosystem partners, academia and employees. At the event, the company also announced the winners of the Kinetis L Series MCU Design Challenge in India.
Tom Deitrich, SVP & GM, Digital Networking, Freescale, said, “Internet of Things (IoT) is the evolution of decades of embedded processing solutions that have been improving the performance and adding intelligence to electronic devices around us. In 2010, the number of connected devices to the Internet exceeded the global population. By 2020, it is predicted, by multiple sources, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. As this growth trend accelerates, some are pointing to 1 trillion devices by 2025. As electronic applications evolve to address IoT, solutions need to be smaller, faster, more energy efficient and secure. Not only the semiconductor solutions need to be easier to use but software, development systems and a ecosystem support are critical for getting product to market quickly.”
The IoT Wall was the major highlight of the event as Freescale showcased and demonstrated range of futuristic devices that explained the concept of IoT and how it will make everything around us SMART. The wall showcased devices like Smart Watch, Wearable Camera, Fitness Watch, Heart Beat Meter, Posture Monitor Waist Band, Dog Tracker, IoT Gateway, etc.