Atmosic Targets Battery-Free IoT Devices With Low-Power Chip Platform

Today’s topics include startup Atmosic Technologies coming out with a low-power chip platform for battery-free IoT devices, and Oracle announcing new security technologies at OpenWorld 2018.

Small startup Atmosic Technologies this week announced its initial ultra-low power chip platforms that are designed to save enough energy and harvest enough power to enable internet of things devices that don’t have to rely on batteries. This in turn will save time and money and reduce the impact of IoT devices on the environment.

According to Atmosic CEO David Su, “What we see is a problem of battery life in terms of the growth of connected devices. … Many of them are now battery-operated, and a large portion of them are powered by disposable batteries.”

Atmosic’s M2 and M3 series platforms, which are based on the new Bluetooth 5 standard, are designed to help do away with batteries by significantly driving down power consumption and offering creative energy harvesting capabilities.

At OpenWorld 2018 on Oct. 23, Oracle announced a series of new cloud security technologies, providing organizations with enhanced capabilities to defend against attacks.

According to Kyle York, vice president of product strategy and general manager of Oracle's Dyn business unit, "[Oracle is] not thinking about security as a market in and of itself, but rather as a fully integrated, core principle of everything that we do in our cloud.”

Among the new security capabilities is a Web Application Firewall to help protect Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers from web application attacks. Oracle is also adding distributed denial-of-service protection to defend against high-volume bandwidth attacks.

Additionally, the Oracle Cloud Access Security Broker is being integrated, providing policy control for cloud users. Finally, Oracle is launching a Key Management Service for its cloud users.