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

Published: 31 October 2017

ID: G00340290

Analyst(s): Brady Wang

Summary

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

Introduction

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

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