Driven by the government's focus on the futuristic Internet of Things and a surge in private sector growth, China’s RFID card market will nearly double in value and more than double in units in 2017, says Lux Research.
The RFID card/tag market volume will grow to 2.11 billion units, from 894 million in 2012, reflecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 percent. In revenue terms, the market will grow to $807 million in 2017, from $454 million in 2012, at a CAGR of 12 percent.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.