Brian Ballard

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  • Wearables Drive The Component Technology Innovation Crunch Network

    Wearables Drive The Component Technology Innovation

    For years, many of the key components of wearables have been drafting off the strengths of the smartphone supply chain. During the last two years, the application processors and sensors for wrist and head-worn wearable products have more or less been taken off the parts bin of low and mid-tier smartphones. Read More

  • Tracing The Roots Of Wearable Technology Crunch Network

    Tracing The Roots Of Wearable Technology

    The interrelated trends around miniaturization and portability, wireless communications, power-efficient computing and advanced display technologies have come together to create the smart devices of today. The patriarch of these devices, the smartphone, is 15 years in, and smart-wearables are now poised to drive the next great wave of innovation. This wave is shaped by the technologies that… Read More

  • A Periodic Table Of Wearable Technology Crunch Network

    A Periodic Table Of Wearable Technology

    There is a surprisingly rich ecosystem of devices, a plethora of uses, and importantly, a wealth (both in quantity and value) of markets that are investigating the value of wearables in the enterprise. To capture the different hardware types, uses, and common capabilities we’ve seen applied to wearables, our Periodic Table of Wearable Technology groups together the major elements of… Read More