This stamp-sized 3-core ARM computer could make trillions of things smarter

Doesn’t need a battery. Harvests energy from radio waves. Connects to the world with a no-code integration platform. Should be pennies each “soon.”

We have billions of smart things. How can we create a true internet of things with trillions? We won’t … unless we have a super-cheap, super-small, super-efficient chip that doesn’t need a battery, has significant sensors and capability, and can be printed almost for free.

That “almost” is still a problem, but the Wiliot Pixel 2 is a computer the size of a postage stamp. There’s no batteries. You don’t plug it in. And it powers itself by harvesting the energy from ambient radio waves.

In this TechFirst, we chat with Wiliot exec Stephen Statler about the Pixel, about Wiliot’s no-code applications in the cloud, and how he sees the future of IoT and IIoT. A big hint: expanding IoT at least 100X from where it is today to trillions of devices, not just billions.

And that is when we’ll really see the benefits of smart matter, a smart supply chain, smart cities, smart factories, smart stores, smart homes, and much more …

Wiliot VP Steve Statler says:

Well, it’s a major step forward for us … it’s a computer the size of a postage stamp. There’s no batteries. You don’t plug it in. It powers itself by harvesting the energy from radio waves, which is actually a very meager source of energy, but we … we redesigned it again for version two to do this particularly well.

Check out the full article on Forbes, or subscribe to the TechFirst podcast.

Or get a full transcript of our conversation on my website.

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John Koetsier

John Koetsier

Journalist, analyst, futurist, dreamer. Write @ Forbes, host @ TechFirst, CEO @ $SMRT. Find me here: https://johnkoetsier.com