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The Chart That Shows How Everything Is Becoming a Computer

We better hope this grid truly is “smart,” because it’s taking over everything.

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The Chart That Shows How Everything Is Becoming a Computer



Editor’s Note: We better hope this grid truly is “smart,” because it’s taking over everything.

As the “internet of everything” has expanded beyond phones to smart cards, wearable devices, and embedded sensors, the number of chips containing ARM processors has soared—to 12 billion in 2014, roughly double the units shipped in 2010.

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ARM’s year-end presentation for 2014 (pdf) outlines an even larger addressable market of about 33 billion chips, ranging from smartphones, where its market share is strong, to networking infrastructure, where it is weak.

And ARM expects that total market to roughly double again, to 60 billion chips in 2020, with tiny “microcontroller” computers, smart cards, and “embedded connectivity” chips—network access for the internet of things—leading its growth.

(read more at Next Gov)

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