I wonder if we can partner with someone that does biotechnology sensors and then provide motion, pressure and biotech sensors like heart rate and blood-sugar on one chip. I think audio makes sense...but I really want to see us take our sensor capabilities to the next level....a level far above the competition.
Invensence increased their spending on research and development last quarter, maybe this had to do with design wins with Apple and bio sensors. Someone posted a while back that Invensence was advertising to hire engineers maybe the type would be a clue to what they are doing.
Yes, like we did with Sonion for hearing devices, rz. It would appear that our always on sensors are for applications that are more fitness oriented opposed to medically oriented. The biosensors mentioned in the article would seem to be new sensors, yet to be marketed. I think when Tim Cook said that sensor technology is about to explode this is what he was referring to.
I think it tells me they are not going to worry about making another gyro sensor when they can use or acquire INVN, they are focused on new sensors that don't already exist or is not good enough today. INVN is good enough today so Apple would not waste time internalizing it, other than to buy INVN.. At least $30 by end of year.. IMHO
Much of the hiring is in sensor technology, an area Chief Executive Tim Cook singled out last year as primed "to explode." Industry insiders say the moves telegraph a vision of monitoring everything from blood-sugar levels to nutrition, beyond the fitness-oriented devices now on the market.