Wearables and RF took centre stage in January, but an interesting virtual display technology was also a popular story.
One of our more unusual stories was the agent technology used in a simulation of crowds moving through an airport. The technology can be applied across many different areas, but it addresses some of the challenges of managing large groups of people.
ARM's move up the software stack is also a key story for the Internet of Things (IoT). The vast majority of portable retail systems will use chips based on the ARM architecture but most of the infrastructure is Intel-based. By integrating more of the stack, this gives ARM-based semiconductor suppliers a possible route into more design slots. It also links into ARM's Pelaton IoT platform that will be an increasing important element in embedded designs.