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New smart home chip lets devices have 10-year battery life

What if the next couch you bought had a chip inside that relayed information to the rest of your home? I have no idea what that chip might do or why you’d want it, but the possibility of a smart couch is moving closer reality thanks to the smart home system Z-Wave.

The company behind Z-Wave, Sigma Designs, is announcing a new chip today that it claims can get more than 10 years of battery life out of a single coin-cell battery. Sigma hopes that extensive battery life will allow more...

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Published By: theverge.com - Monday, 8 January