Gartner Research

Market Trends: New Memory Technologies Enhance Energy Savings, Security and Functionality of IoT Devices

Published: 31 October 2017

ID: G00340290

Analyst(s): Brady Wang


New memory technologies are emerging that promise to enhance energy savings, security and IoT device functionality. IoT technology product management leaders must match the device functionality needs with use-case requirements, while choosing the memory component for their IoT device.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • IoT Devices and Use Cases Drive Memory Technology Choice
  • IoT Devices Are Increasingly Becoming Battery-Operated
  • Mainstream Memory Technologies Barely Meet IoT Needs
  • Emerging Memory Technologies Are Well-Suited for IoT Use Cases

Contrarian View

  • High Manufacturing Cost Could Dampen the Uptake of Emerging Memory Technologies

Vendors to Watch

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.