NXP Semiconductors Unveils Two New Platforms for Wearable Devices

The Netherlands-based semiconductor manufacturer NXP Semiconductors has unveiled two new wearable platforms WaRP7 and Hexiwear, in India. What the platform promises to do is it’ll help simplify and speed up wearable technology in the country. The WaRP7 is priced at Rs 7,777 while Hexiwear costs Rs 3,280.

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According to SakshiPost: The platforms will provide a development solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications for start-ups, entrepreneurs, product design labs and R&D organisations both large and small. The company also announced its ‘Innovate in India’ strategy to boost the country’s domestic ESDM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing) drive.

The platforms will provide a development solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications for start-ups, entrepreneurs, product design labs and R&D organisations both large and small.

Ashok Chandak, Senior Director, Global Sales and Marketing for NXP Semiconductors told PTI: “We want endless innovation to come out of it. Not only giving a platform. We are talking about some startups and lot of ideas have come out like testing of toxic in area, vehicle tracking, etc. Prototype and testing can be done using our platform and then decide on form factor. This will reduce time to go to market.”

In India, raw material cost is just 20-25 percent and rest goes in the design and marketing cost. The initiative is going to bring down the cost of smart wearables in the country. It’s worth nothing that the company has also announced its ‘Innovate in India’ strategy to boost the country’s domestic ESDM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing) drive.

Chandak said WaRP7 and Hexiwear would be available on an e-commerce platform.

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