Farnell element14 has announced its participation as a sponsor in the STMicroelectronics Internet of Things design contest, to find the most innovative Internet of Things (IoT) design using the STM32.
As a disruptive technology the IoT will impact almost every segment of the economy and society, with many analysts forecasting the IoT market to be worth somewhere between $14 trillion (tr) to $33tr within just a few years.
Farnell element14 distributes a range of Microcontrollers, development kits and discrete components from STMicroelectronics to support IoT applications. From industrial and consumer electronics to government sectors, the application of technology to convert everyday objects into Internet of Things products is expected to transform daily life.
Richard Curtin, global director of strategic alliance, Premier Farnell, said: “I am excited to be partnering with ST, ARM, and Wurth Elektronik to support this contest geared towards inspiring engineers with the ideas and building blocks to turn all the hype surrounding IoT into a reality. For the electronics industry, the IoT is the single most important trend that will globally boost the market and lead a new stage in its history.“
“ST’s product portfolio, including the STM32 Microcontrollers, sensors, power and analog components, and radios, is ideally suited for building innovative, useful, and valuable Internet of Things applications, and we are thrilled to welcome contributions from Farnell element14 as a key sponsor,” said Jacky Perdrigeat, vice president, STMicroelectronics.
Entries can be submitted in the contest via a dedicated web page and winners will receive a prize and a motion controlled smart cube gaming console powered by the STM32 and ST MEMS, as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to Electronica, Munich in November, where the winners will be publicly announced and awarded.