Foxconn, Keyssa and Samsung recently announced the “Connected World” initiative to enable extreme high-speed data transfer among mobile devices and the growing number of IoT devices.
The initiative aims to define how mobile devices will share gigabits of data, without Wi-Fi or wires, Keyssa says in a statement. It will simplify engineering and design requirements around connected consumer devices and applications, or mobile, home and automotive use cases.
The companies and investors involved include the world’s largest electronics manufacturing company Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn; Keyssa, a high-speed, contactless connectivity solution provider; Samsung, which has recently focused on connected products development; and Tony Fadell, inventor of the iPod and founder of Nest.
Core to developing the Connected World ecosystem is Keyssa’s connectivity solution. Its embeddable electromagnetic Kiss Connectors are proprietary, tiny, low-cost, low-power, solid-state, and can securely move huge files at high bandwidth between devices, says the company.
A new technical specification will detail all the requirements necessary to standardize next-generation mobile connectivity across devices. The goal is to improve functionality, engineering and design by moving beyond limitations imposed by wires and Wi-Fi.
Connected World will simplify and drastically speed up the way smartphones, peripherals, accessories, the smart home and cars share and sync large data sets – allowing gigabit-size data transfers to take place simply by briefly touching the devices together, Keyssa says.
“Foxconn sees substantial consumer value when our devices can seamlessly connect,” said the company’s CTO Dr. Chen. “We envision a world where devices are connected by simply touching each other, and in that simple touch, gigabits of information are transferred and shared. Keyssa’s technology can enable this vision.”
“It’s been 10 years since the first iPhone appeared, a device that defines the center of our digital life,” says iPhone inventor Tony Fadell. “But in terms of connectivity and device-to-device interaction, we’re still barely scratching the surface of what’s possible. Soon we will be able to see very high-speed connectivity between the automobile, the home and the phone truly creating a connected world without requiring expensive mobile data connections.”
“We live in an increasingly connected world, where devices, accessories, and even automobiles need to seamlessly transfer data, stream video, and communicate with one another,” said Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics.