The telecommunications industry is now entering an exciting phase of development many refer to as the Internet of Everything (IoE), including Internet of Humans (IoH), Internet of Digital (IoD), and Internet of Sensors (IoS). The objective here is to bring more “smartness” to the way humans and machines communicate. In order for this vision to materialize, enabling technologies must be harmonized under a common paradigm so they can enable seamless experiences across various verticals. There are five key technologies upon which the IoE world is built, namely sensor networks, connectivity, processing, software platforms, actuation technologies, and big data and machine learning. Based on these building blocks, the Semiconductors sector looks at the strategic technology deployment across various verticals with unparalled technology granularity covering all WLAN and WWAN technologies and technology combinations, processing platforms including CPUs, MCUs, MPUs, DSPs, ISPs, heterogeneous computing, high performance computing, key sensor technologies, and sensor fusions targeting various use cases from motion sensing, environment sensing, optical, and image sensing, to acoustic sensing and biometric sensing.
Hewlett-Packard has long been Wi-Fi’s sleeping tiger. On the wire line switching front it has taken on Cisco and carved out a very healthy market share; in fact it has beaten Cisco in some market segments and is the number two player where it is not clearly number one. Conversely, the company has faltered when it comes to Wi-Fi and mobility. HP gives the impression that it is the kind of place where somewhere asks the time -and people schedule a committee meeting to get consensus. While wireless connectivity is supposed to reside within the ProCurve networking division, future technology directions are handled by a group that cuts across all divisions. So for a company that stresses its mobility, is that what we really see?