OTP stands for “One-Time Programmable”, a device that can only be programmed once to permanently store any kind of information (data for chip IDs, security keys, product feature selection, memory redundancy, device trimming, or MCU code memory). Every chip needs OTPs, as long as they are reliable, available, and affordable.
Streaming media, cloud services, wearables, Internet of things (IoT), Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Big Data are all relatively new terms in the high-tech industry. However, these terms represent changes in the way data is collected, transmitted, and processed. In addition, the cumulative effect of the impact of the technology behind these terms represents an increasing rate of change and challenges designing solutions to keep pace.