For most of us, the Internet of Things (IoT) brings to mind visions of talking refrigerators and self-driving cars—things that still seem pretty “far out there” but are much easier to fathom today than they were, say, 10 years ago when the focus of the Internet was on completely different things. These days, we are already seeing some mild effects of the IoT—like machine-to-machine (M2M) wearable devices (exercise trackers, smart watches, health monitors) breaking into the mainstream.
But for the IoT to deliver on its full potential, billions of devices will have to be able to capture, process, analyze, and store massive amounts of data. And that’s where Micron’s value really comes into play. Our memory and storage technologies are critical to the flow of that data in the connected world.
In our article, “Memory Plays a Vital Role in Building the Connected World,” Micron’s Director of Server and Storage Marketing, Gordon Patrick, and I give an overview of the IoT and its importance to so many facets of business and technology. We also preview the best memory technologies out there to help elevate your embedded designs—some you’ve already heard of, some maybe not.