In just a few years, wearable gadgets have become an essential part of our everyday lives. From smartwatches, fitness trackers, to personal medical devices, it seems like wearable technology can serve many purposes, such as increasing our productivity, improving our health, and ultimately enhancing our quality of life.
Today, most people expect their mobile and portable electronic devices to have the Internet of Things (IoT) capability. However, it wasn’t until the emergence of ultra-low-power solutions, such as ultra-low-power processors, that enabled network-connected and cloud-based technologies to flourish.
In recent years, the rise of Internet-connected devices has opened new doors for smart home systems. This Internet of Things (IoT) enables connected products in our homes to make our lives more convenient and comfortable, and smart home automation represents the future of home living.
Does your ASIC design require the lowest leakage and smallest area possible? Do you want to adopt the FinFET technology but are concerned about the expensive wafer cost? The TSMC 22nm process offers a compelling option. We are seeing many Arm partners who have used processes in 28nm, 40nm, and above, now migrating to 22nm to achieve lower leakage and a smaller area to maintain or even boost the desired performance.
You might not realize it, but biometrics is becoming a significant part of our everyday life. For example, if you use your fingerprint to unlock your phone, you’re making use of biometric data.
In a 1965 paper, American engineer Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit (“microchip”) would double every year for the next decade. He would be right, and his theory would practically become a fundamental law in the computing world.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought on unprecedented technological transformation. Increasingly, we’re living in an age of “connectedness,” where everything from smartphones, smart gadgets, smart cars, and even smart homes are connected to the Internet. As this technology evolves to provide us with more connected experiences, our everyday lives become more convenient and comfortable through smarter living.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the demand for contactless interactions and transactions has dramatically increased. No matter if you’re at a supermarket, a restaurant, or a gas station, people are social distancing and avoiding contact. This need to limit face-to-face contact with others is quickly changing the way people pay for things.
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In 1999, Neil Gershenfeld wrote in When Things Start to Think:
“Beyond seeking to make computers ubiquitous, we should try to make them unobtrusive…. For all the coverage of the growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web, a far bigger change is coming as the number of things using the Net dwarf the number of people. The real promise of connecting computers is to free people, by embedding the means to solve problems in the things around us.”