COMPUTEX 2014 Day 4: Microsoft showcases IoT ecosystem opportunities
As we've been reporting, IoT and SmarTech have absolutely been the dominant themes at COMPUTEX Taipei 2014. The midweek keynote was by Nick Parker, Microsoft corporate vice president, who presented the strategic vision from Microsoft looking at the growth opportunities from IoT particularly related to new hardware, pricing, and new regional markets. Here again we heard the importance placed on the new supply chain connections and support between partners to marry hardware and software to provide the seamless user experiences expected from IoT and ubiquitous computing.
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COMPUTEX 2014 Day 3: IoT Buzz – growth and opportunity are ubiquitous too
The buzz from the tradeshow floor in Taipei centers on the positive momentum in the industry that is being propelled by IoT growth opportunities. Whether individual components, wearables, mobile devices, PCs, white boxes or accessories, IoT growth is upon us and with it the outlook for the semiconductor and electronics industry is forecasted to rise as well. IDC research recently underscored, "[…] a transformation is underway that will see the worldwide market for IoT solutions grow from $1.9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020."
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