Ron Wilson, Altera
November 25, 2015
Drawn by the scent of huge revenues, great powers are converging on the Internet of Things (IoT). From far up the supply chain semiconductor companies are setting in motion the myriad hardware pieces—tiny microcontroller units (MCUs) for Things, energy-efficient SoCs for hubs, and powerful accelerators for cloud data centers—that will underlie the IoT.
From the opposite direction, giants of the enterprise Information Technology (IT) space are creating frameworks in which programmers can write cloud apps to fuse data from the plethora of Things, devise responses, and command their execution. And in between, the incumbent powers of wired and wireless networking are struggling to understand these new asymmetric networks and to weave together the clouds, hubs, and endpoints.
Unfortunately, these might forces aren’t exactly talking to each other.
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