On June 3rd 2015, Mobile Technology Forum was held at Computex 2015, plating the future trends of mobile industry. In the article, we focus on the first two topics about Wi-Fi and platform. Based on speakers’ viewpoints, the PC market is technically transforming into different forms surrounded by various kinds of mobile devices in our daily life. The next waves are predicted about wearables applications, IoT, smart home market and eHealth. Facing customers’ increasing demands of mobile technology applied in these new trends, components suppliers and the market entrants should focus more on keeping developing new solutions.
Lifting Wireless Connectivity
“Value proposition lies in the data plus wireless connectivity,” said Vijay Nagarajan, director of product marketing, broadband and connectivity group of Broadcom Corporation. Wireless connectivity is critical matter in the IoT market and the future trends. The speaker takes Wi-Fi as an example. Wi-Fi begins from the purpose of fulfilling the digital demand and can be divided into 3 periods based on the development. Wi-Fi played as a role of connection in the present time from 1997-2007 and then transformed into consuming utilization from 2007-2015. “Future, Wi-Fi is considered to be the key control component in the IoT era,” said Vijay Nagarajan.
However, new design needs for optimal IoT experience such as security, reliability, interoperability, and compliance.
Therefore, Wi-Fi design framework to address IoT needs to pay attention to 5 categories: speed, range, power, ease and efficiency. “Concerned about the above orientation, Wi-Fi can continue to drive disruptive innovation in the future,” commented Vijay Nagarajan.
“New markets are emerged with no established players such as wearables, industrial automation and robotics,” said Tony King-Smith, executive VP marketing of Imagination Technologies. IoT is related to health, energy, agriculture, transport, retail, security, toys. Solutions of device-to-data center focus on real-time plus Big Data analytics in cloud, local AP and devices. With new emerging technologies falling into place, covering wireless network, high speed transmission, and product development platforms, it is increasingly turning to a major force for driving industry growth. Facing the changing of upstream and downstream demand, products suppliers must fasten the innovative speed of products under the requirements of efficiency, function, design, and cost. Developing corresponding products to fulfill target customer’s need is the way to create profits in the changing market. “For example, SoCs enable successful volume products System know-how is the key to differentiate connected products aligned with specialized cloud services create winners,” commented Tony King-Smith.