Skip to Content

Internet of Things

“San Diego is becoming real world testing bed for emerging smart and green technologies. In February 2017, the city announced they would undertake a large scale roll-out of an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network throughout the city, which will help the city prepare for the next wave of smart devices.”

June 28, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way people interact with technology. The industry is developing at the convergence of connected devices, data analytics, wearable electronics, mobile technology and software. In San Diego, companies like Ingenu are leading the way in creating new network solutions for IoT devices with the development Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) technology. 
As local companies continue to set the standard in machine-to-machine connectivity, a new industry is being born, with widespread impact in industries like healthcare, life sciences, technology, smart cities and consumer products. At the convergence of many other industries, IoT companies investing in and developing these technologies are diverse in focus – from health monitoring bracelets to critical response through sensors in emergency situations. 

Industry Highlights & Contributions

  • State of the art lab: In 2017, global analog semiconductors company Skyworks Solutions announced the opening of a state of the art design and research lab in San Diego.
  • Invention revolution: At CES 2017, keynote speaker and Qualcomm CEO, Steve Mollenkopf equated the development of 5G and IoT as the spark for an “Invention Revolution.”1
  • One billion chips: As of January 2017, San Diego-based Qualcomm has shipped more than one billion IoT semiconductor chips, powering connected devices of all kinds.2

Key Companies 

  • Cubic Corporation
  • Dexcom
  • FitBit
  • Ingenu
  • Qualcomm
  • ResMed
  • Skyworks Solutions
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific



Highlights: 1. Qualcomm, “IHS 5G Economic Impact Study”, 2017 2. VB, “Qualcomm has already shipped more than a billion chips for the Internet of Things”, 2017