From smart homes to assembly lines, consumer and industrial devices are having chips inserted into them to collect and communicate data. Around 29 billion connected devices are forecast by 2022, of which around 18 billion will be related to the Internet of Things (IoT).
By combining these connected devices with automated systems, it is possible to gather and analyze huge quantities of previously inaccessible data. Take fitness trackers as an example - the data they gather could offer the healthcare industry unprecedented levels of insight into the health of millions of people.
Why does this matter to us?
The advent of the Internet of Things is set to both revolutionize the way we carry out research and transform our daily lives.
The technological innovations we are developing are prerequisites for harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, 5G and the IoT. They will allow, among other things, faster processors, smaller chips and higher digital storage capacities that are both cost and energy efficient.