The focus for chip makers is moving from the smart phone to IoT. TechCrunch takes a look back at the history of the circuit board and how the IoT will reshape the technology hardware industry.
But there’s a new game in town. The smartphone era is not over, but the growth rate is slowing. The key growth driver in hardware could soon be the Internet of Things. Over the next decade, this industry will churn out tens of billions of connected sensor devices. These will be used in every corner of the world — from highways to arteries — to gather new insights to help us live and work better.