Broadcom wants to let 1,000 IoT devices bloom with $19.99 development kit 

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The Internet of Things may have been the talk of the tech industry for months now, but communications chip maker Broadcom thinks it’s just getting started.“It’s a totally new space.

It offers … a massive number of projects and efforts and new ideas,” said Brian Bedrosian, senior director of Broadcom’s embedded wireless business, at a media event in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

“There’s no monopoly in any particular market.”Broadcom has a big stake in IoT because it makes the kinds of chips that will connect many home devices, wearables and industrial sensors to wireless networks.

On Wednesday, the company introduced the latest tool it hopes will expand that market, a US$19.99 development kit built around its BCM20737 Bluetooth Smart chip with five built-in sensors and a free Apple iOS app.

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