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Synaptics Plays 'Go' to Win IoT Market

Synaptics has been on an IoT shopping spree for specialized IP. Has it chosen wisely? Can it cover a range of use cases?
IoT as China Go

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By Ron Wilson

What’s at stake
Our increasing expectations of smart, connected devices are placing a huge technical strain on system vendors and their chip suppliers, almost none of which are structured to exploit the situation. Change must come.

We want small things to be smart. From earbuds to UHD TVs, from kitchen appliances to forklifts, we expect our devices not just to work, but to understand their surroundings, make good decisions, and cooperate with our other devices.

This is great stuff. Let’s get started.

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