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Arm Holdings Predicts an Era of “Co-opetition” Between Lighting & IT Firms

“The ceiling has long been the domain of the light fixture but IoT savvy lighting firms realized that it is also the ideal place from which to sense an environment. However, by transforming their lighting services into an IoT offering, lighting firms have entered the unfamiliar world of IT and into in direct competition with IT vendors,” we wrote in a 2017 article titled: Traditional Lighting Firms Seize The IoT Opportunity. “Now 100 year old lighting brands such as Phillips, GE, and OSRAM are rubbing shoulders with the likes of Intel, IBM and Cisco. They don’t have the same range abilities of course, but they are now playing on the same field; teaming up, complementing one another and in some cases competing for the same business,” the article continued with examples of lighting stalwarts Philips, Osram, and GE venturing into the IT space in a variety of ways. This month, semiconductor design firm ARM Holdings […]

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