The smart home is the new rising standard for a “home sweet home.” With increasing connectivity of home appliances and devices, IoT technology has enabled the smart home ecosystem to expand based on consumer demand for interoperability. At CES 2020, Matt Johnson, our SVP & GM IoT Products, spoke in an interview with EETimes about the exciting future of the smart home and shared his predictions on industry growth over the next decade.
As Matt stated in the interview, one of the major challenges to the growth of the smart home market is interoperability. Developers are expected to move quickly across competing industry standards, while consumers demand smart home devices that work seamlessly with the ones they currently use.
Project Connected Home over IP and Z-Wave Alliance have recently announced plans to make smart home technology more compatible, enabling technology access for developers, better consumer experience and faster industry growth. We also recently launched EFRBG22, a secure Bluetooth 5.2 SoC delivering industry-leading energy efficiency that can extend battery life beyond five years, allowing for highly accurate motion tracking that can be used in a variety of home applications. These technologies help fulfill the needs of consumers and enable connected intelligence to function in a faster, safer and more cost-effective way.
As IoT expands the smart home market, consumer dreams of a smart, connected home are becoming a reality. Despite challenges in a fragmented market, issues in interoperability, and slow adoption, Silicon Labs helped jumpstart the movement of homes embracing connectivity. We are excited to host the "Works With" Smart Home Conference in Austin, Sept 9-11, bringing smart home designers and developers interested in creating products that work with the world's largest smart home ecosystems. To learn more and sign up, click here. Use code WWSH to receive a discount off registration.
To watch Matt’s full interview with EETimes, click here.