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The Internet of Things
I attended the GSA (Global Semiconductor Alliance) Silicon Summit in Mountain View, California a while back which addressed "More-than-Moore" (MtM) developments.
It was an interesting meeting and had an excellent group of speakers addressing the subject. In considering what to say about that meeting, I decided that general background information leading up to MtM would be helpful.
The White Paper "More-than-Moore" by Wolfgang Arden, and others, provides a wealth of information in this regard - see the CSS Blog for a summary.
One of the sessions at the GSA Summit was "How More than Moore Impacts the Internet of Things".
Although the concept of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) has been around for some time - the term was first used by Kevin Ashton in 1999. I think the following quote from Wikipedia expresses both the concept and potential of the IoT:
"If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things-using data they gathered without any help from us-we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did."
With respect to CSS and the work that we do, it was interesting to me that one of the points expressed regarding IoT is that when one gets to the edges of the system - where the sensors reside - custom chips and in particular mixed-signal custom chips will be much more important.
See the CSS Blog for more details taken from the discussion on the IoT at the Silicon Summit.