Sony buys a chip maker to spice up its Web of Issues

Sony buys a chip maker to boost its Internet of Things

You in all probability do not consider Sony as an an Web of Issues firm (until you rely mild bulb audio system), however it may change your thoughts quickly. The Japanese tech big simply purchased Altair Semiconductor, a chip maker targeted on LTE hardware, to place all the time-obtainable web connections into extra of its units. It isn’t saying a lot about what that future hardware will appear to be, however the $212 million deal ought to meld Sony’s present sensor tech (similar to digital camera sensors and navigation) with 4G knowledge to create a “new breed” of devices. Do not be shocked if lots of Sony’s future electronics are all the time on-line, even once you’re nowhere close to a WiFi hotspot.

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