Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Embedded Internet

The embedded Internet is bringing transformative changes to the embedded world. The era of intelligent connectivity is dawning. And the industry is about to hit the fast-forward button.¹

We have watched the Internet grow from its early beginnings to a global human network, breaking down old boundaries, stimulating new usage models, and unleashing opportunities for building businesses and growing revenue on a global scale.

Now the Internet is evolving again, to the embedded space. How big will it become? Intel Vice President Doug Davis cites the IDC prediction of 15 billion intelligent, connected devices by the year 2015¹.

Extending the power of Internet connectivity to a virtually limitless variety of embedded devices, with many communicating machine-to-machine without human intervention, has more far-reaching implications than any single technologist can imagine.

The important question is: how many of these breakthrough solutions will you create?

Even one billion of anything is an astounding number. But when you start to think about 15 billion intelligent devices1 connected to each other, you realize that our industry is on the threshold of something new.

If Internet-connected PCs and phones were transformative, imagine what happens when the Internet connects cars, home media phones, digital signs and shopping carts, mobile medical diagnostic tools, factory robots and intelligent wind turbines.

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At Intel we are working with the embedded computing and communications ecosystem, and with end customers, to envision the innovative possibilities and capture unprecedented opportunities for industry growth.

Driven by breakthroughs in microarchitecture and process technology, the same Intel® architecture that is at the heart of the majority of today’s Internet applications can now deliver scalable intelligence and connectivity to billions of new intelligent, connected devices.

Building on our 30 years of embedded industry experience, Intel is delivering the platforms you need today—based on products whose specifications range from milliwatts of power consumption to petaflops of performance—all based on a single, familiar and proven software architecture.

Newer and even more visionary embedded applications are yet to come. Their implications will be vast—for the industry, and for your future.

"Gantz, John. "The Embedded Internet: Methodology and Findings." IDC. January 2009."

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