The continual improvement in productivity in silicon integrated circuits, and the related lower cost of computing and communications
bandwidth, has led the world to the “Connectivity Era” ─ the networked,
heterogeneous micro-computing part of which is termed as the "Internet of Things".
Today the digital economy consumes roughly 10% of the world's electricity. Nonetheless, this share will
only increase as we move deeper into the Connectivity Era, when the number of connected devices explodes, along with the equipment
needed to transport, store and process the data they generate.
Clearly, we face serious consequences for both the economy and the environment if we fail to dramatically reduce the energy
consumption of our digital economy. Moreover, the nature of this era demands an even greater leap forward in the
realm of cyber security.
It is the mission and vision of Avanet Systems to significantly and positively impact the paradigm-level transformation that is
leading toward an energy efficient, secure and connected world.
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"Despite all concerted efforts to the contrary, today there are nearly four billion existing and indisputably vulnerable
computers, in addition to over one billion smart devices shipped every year to quench the seemingly insatiable thirst for mobile
devices, all with ineffectual protection against cyber-attacks.
Combine this with the attributes of connectivity era especially the explosive trend toward dependency on the cloud,
and one begins to grasp the enormity of cybersecurity challenge."
Courtesy of Corning, GlobalFoundries and Facebook.