IOT was the central focus at a VLSI design event held in Bengaluru

Date: 05/01/2015
One of the India's popular VLSI chip design event "International Conference on VLSI Design and Embedded Systems" conducted by VLSI Society of India in partnership with IEEE was concluded recently in Bengaluru (old name Bangalore). The theme of the event for this year was “IoT: Building a Smart Connected World.” Most of the speakers touched upon the technological challenges, opportunities, the reality versus hype in IoT market, specifically for India.

Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) talked on the topic of "Hour glass architectures for IoT Era"

There was also design competition called IoT-Ideathon, a 60 hour long effort in designing the best IOT product for the Indian requirements. Students from IIT Bombay have won the first prize for designing "mosquito density sensor".

The IOT market in India is estimated US$ 10 billion market by 2020. With the availability of resources and manufacturing eco- India can leapfrog in utilising IOT based systems in multiple applications.