Facebook users upload 300 million new photos to the site per day. The video material on YouTube is growing by 300 hours of footage every minute. And every second, 5,800 messages are posted to Twitter worldwide. “The amount of available data has reached astronomic proportions,” says Paul Smith, Senior Vice President of Global Product Marketing at COMET Technologies USA. And with the Internet of Things (IoT), this trend will accelerate further. Already today, fitness trackers and smartwatches are everywhere, and more wearables will follow. But the IoT will really take off when, in the coming years, more and more machines of industrial companies “go online”. According to a study by VLSI-Research, in 2020 up to 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things. For the IT industry, this poses a dual challenge: First, ever more efficient storage media are needed. Manufacturers are thus working feverishly on new media, including memory chips based on 3D technologies. Second, with the rise of the IoT, the demand for sensors is also rapidly growing. Both challenges can only be met with the aid of more efficient production processes. Enter COMET: With its innovative radio frequency solutions, the company today is already making a critical contribution to the manufacture of 3D chips. However, much potential also resides in the production of microelectronic components (sensors, MEMS), where the manufacturing systems currently in use are mainly older. Here too, COMET is truly able to offer more value: “Using powerful solutions from COMET, breakdowns and maintenance times in production can be reduced markedly, resulting in efficiency gains of up to 30%,“ continues Paul Smith. If network users are able to share even more data in the future, COMET will thus have helped make it possible.
The growing Internet of Things
50 billion devices by 2020
“The Internet of Things is expanding with a velocity that demands new, easy-to-replicate production processes.”
Paul Smith, Senior Vice President, Global Product Marketing, COMET USA