UP, Credit Card Size Board for Professional Maker Market, Launched on Kickstarter

UP, the credit card computer board for makers powered by Intel Quad Core Atom X5-8300 1.84GHz, running Linux, Windows 10, and Android

We haven’t seen anything like that on the market. We saw plenty of cost effective boards, often powered by RISC technology, and industrial solutions with a wide range of standard form factors, performance and technology but with high prices and poor or absent community support. Continue reading “UP, Credit Card Size Board for Professional Maker Market, Launched on Kickstarter”

AAEON, Emutex and Intel Reveal Credit Card Size Computer Board for Professional Maker Market

AAEON (ASUS group), Emutex and Intel today unveiled UP, the credit card size computer board for the professional maker market. Available in commercial and industrial grade formats, UP is a platform designed for makers who intend to quickly UPscale their prototyped ideas into mass produced solutions.

Building on some of the best capabilities of existing maker boards in the market today, UP bridges the gap between the world of prototypes and the world of high-grade mass-produced embedded systems solutions. Continue reading “AAEON, Emutex and Intel Reveal Credit Card Size Computer Board for Professional Maker Market”

Silicon Labs acquires Ember for $72M for Internet of things

The over-a-decade-old company that makes the building blocks — chips, gear and software — for ZigBee-based wireless networks is finally being acquired. Austin-based chip company Silicon Labs announced on Monday that it has acquired Boston-based Ember for $72 million.

Ember was founded back in 2001 and backed by Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe, with the idea to help build a low power wireless standard and chip technology to create sensor networks and the Internet of Things. More recently ZigBee has gained traction as the dominant wireless tech for smart meters and home energy devices.

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Source: GigaOM Pro