Today, IoT is enabling us to expand our reach to a range of devices and hardware that gather and analyze data and react to it in a variety of applications that we’ve never seen before. IoT is allowing us to move from connected devices to connected intelligence and redistribute and process data independently at the edge.
So what is driving our next generation hardware? IoT and all of its promises are flattening the network architecture and have created new requirements for memory. Resource constrained applications are adding connectivity where little to none existed before. We are experiencing a significant shift in the way people acquire information, interact with each other, and make decisions. As the world of IoT moves forward, so does the need for hardware that can handle those connections and the amount of data that is produced. Then there is the growing acceptance of open-source, open programming, open hardware technologies; the support of “edgeware” applications; direct connection to the Cloud and the ability to bring different applications from different providers together.