Matter Gains Momentum and IoT Trends at CES
By now we’ve all heard that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2022) was a different experience, where attendance was much lighter, fewer exhibitors were in the halls, and with many of our global IoT industry colleagues attending virtually. Physical attendance numbers, however, did not stop the excitement. The beauty of CES stems from its groundbreaking technology and the trends that surround it; this year did not fall short.
Here are some of the most notable trends that shone at CES 2022, along with some pieces that summarize these trends:
- Matter, the industry unifying connectivity standard, was the show’s darling, with brands both big and little expressing their support during the show:
- Smart home devices are rapidly evolving, transforming current connected homes into truly smart ones:
- Companies continue adding human touches to technology to align with people’s values, including caring for both kids and parents, saving the planet, cooking, and eating. This Wall Street Journal article summarizes five general trends at the show that exemplify these enhancements.
As for Silicon Labs, we stand by the belief that the Internet of Things (IoT) needs true connectivity to reach its full potential, which translates to connectivity across platforms and protocols. Our Unify SDK (announced at Works With last September) will be a key enabling ingredient for our customers, while our work to advance Matter also speaks to connectivity: we are currently the third-largest contributor of code overall, and our Matter-ready solutions will enhance the connected product experience across major ecosystems, including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google.
The industry’s support for Matter energized us – we’ve never seen such unity before. We can’t wait to see this support materialize into more concrete solutions at next year’s CES and beyond!