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From embedded technology to smart system, ten major industries set off a technological revolution (part 1)

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In the recent period, a series of actions by companies such as Intel, Microsoft, ARM, AMD, and Advantech have shown that the application of embedded technology in various industries has blossomed and expanded from point to point, and new revolutionary opportunities have emerged: scattered in The embedded system of each device and each component will be integrated into a larger intelligent system. In smart systems in different industries and fields, people, equipment, and information will be gathered, analyzed, and integrated, creating an unprecedented new experience for peoples life, production and consumption, and productivity will also be greatly improved. With the theme of "Wisdom Creates Productivity", the 3rd Industrial Computer and Embedded System Exhibition held in Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu in August will fully show the major industries from embedded technology to smart systems. The changes brought about.

During the preparations for this industrial computer and embedded system exhibition and the concurrent medical electronics technology conference, automotive electronics embedded technology seminar and other activities, through communication with exhibitors, media and analysts, the author also deeply felt the trend Here is a brief summary of the top ten industries that are undergoing revolution, hoping to help you seize the opportunities.

Medical revolution: smart medical, mobile medical, wearable medical electronics.

Due to problems such as insufficient resources and low efficiency, the medical industry has become the most prominent industry in China and even the world. Now everyone hopes to change the status quo with the help of smart medical, mobile medical, wearable medical electronics and other technologies. These technologies will simplify the collection and analysis of large amounts of data, reduce the cost of medical monitoring and management, and free doctors and nurses from heavy and simple repetitive tasks, and reduce the cost of treatment while improving the effectiveness of patient treatment.

According to a set of survey data released by the ** agency in 2013, the average annual medical expenditure of Americans is as high as US$8,608, and the annual expenditure of the entire medical system exceeds US$2.8 trillion; the average annual medical expenditure of the Chinese is US$278, which is the annual expenditure of the entire medical system. More than 400 billion U.S. dollars. This huge market and the urgent demand for smart medical care have attracted more and more attention. In addition to traditional medical equipment giants, semiconductor and embedded technology suppliers, more entrepreneurs have begun to develop related products. According to Mercom Capital Group estimates, last year , Venture capitalists have invested a total of US$2.2 billion in healthcare startups, including US$564 million in mobile and wearable medical companies. It is foreseeable that in the upcoming China International Medical Electronics Technology Conference in August, smart medical care, mobile medical care, and wearable medical electronics will become the hot spots that everyone pays most attention to.

Automotive revolution: ADAS will become popular, and cars will become more and more like electronic products

With the rapid development of technologies such as sensing and signal processing, the core power control and safety technologies of automobiles have gradually become electronic. On-board audio-visual entertainment, driving assistance systems ADAS, and Internet of Vehicles have begun to develop rapidly, and automobiles are becoming more and more like an electronic product. .

According to relevant experts, automotive electronic systems now account for 10-15% of the cost of low-end vehicles, and 20-25% of the cost of mid-to-high-end models; With the increasing requirements for driving, Internet of Vehicles, and audio-visual entertainment systems, the cost of automotive electronic systems will account for as much as 30-50% in the future. Alex Liu of IHS iSuppli introduced to the author that the global automotive electronic system output value was approximately US$106 billion in 2013 and will continue to grow rapidly. In particular, the popularization of ADAS technology from high-end models to low-end models will bring more to the embedded industry. Many opportunities.

Of course, before cars become electronic products, what the industry needs to think about is how to reconcile a car with an average life cycle of seven years and a consumer electronics with a product life of rarely more than 18 months.

Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0, Crowdsourcing Design and Manufacturing

From handicraft, industrialization, mass production to the revolution of information technology along the way, the evolution of the manufacturing industry has never stopped, and now it is moving towards a new vision-the German government and industry call it "Industry 4.0" "The key is to combine software, sensors and communication systems into a smart system.

In the keynote speech of the last industrial computer and embedded system exhibition, a guest mentioned: 50 years later, the product may be designed by people scattered in all corners of the world, and will be distributed in the automated factory network all over the world. , A machine that uses a special mixed powder to produce each part in a 3D printing method, and finally complete the assembly in an automated assembly factory. The products produced range from personalized car parts to turbine blades. Although some of the scenes in our outlook may seem bizarre, most aspects of this technology are currently under development or testing, and have even been put into use.

Service revolution: finance, retail, public service

After the Chinese New Year, the hottest topics among friends are estimated to include Tencents WeChat red envelopes. In the future, people may never imagine the scene of Tencent Finance holding a lot of remittance orders of several tens of dollars every day to cash; similarly, Shenzhen At present, most government affairs have been booked online, which greatly improves work efficiency and work experience. Among them, embedded technology and smart systems have contributed greatly to the changes in finance, retail and even public services, and they have also brought huge business opportunities to related companies. .

Take the payment system as an example: the data previously released by the Peoples Bank of China showed that as of the third quarter of 2013, there were 9,288,200 connected POS machines and 484,400 ATMs in China; at the end of 2011, these two figures were 4,826,500 respectively. Taiwan, 333,800 units, nearly doubled in 21 months. During the same period, the growth rate of information equipment such as bank and retail computer room construction, information transformation, and queuing machines was also objective. Among the exhibitors at the Industrial Computer and Embedded System Exhibition, a considerable number of companies are very optimistic about this market.

Power revolution: smart grid, distributed micro grid

State Grids 2014 work conference showed that the planned investment growth rate of State Grid in 2014 was close to 20% for the first time. It plans to complete 403.5 billion yuan in fixed asset investment this year, of which power grid investment is 381.5 billion yuan. Analysts believe that 2014 will be a big year for power grid equipment investment, which is also a good year for power equipment companies. Taking smart meters as an example, in the MCU! MCU! conference at the same period of the Industrial Computer and Embedded System Exhibition in 2013, IHS isuppli analyst Julia introduced that China’s meter production capacity is expected to increase to 118.4 million in 2013, of which 107.7 million will be It is a smart meter. In the following years, the average compound annual growth rate of Chinas smart meter market was 9.5%.

As a link at the end of the power grid, the popularization of smart meters has also laid a good foundation for the development of smart grids and distributed micro-grids. The relevant market will bring unlimited prospects for embedded technology and smart system suppliers.