Widening prosperity is combining with the proliferation of sensors and extensive cloud connectivity to accelerate the pace of change in factory systems and equipment.
The way in which factories operate is changing fast in the face of powerful economic and technological forces. The most agile factory equipment manufacturers will thrive in this fast-changing environment, as they develop increasingly connected and intelligent systems which help factories become more flexible and safer, while maintaining security as they extend connectivity. Increased use of automated and autonomous systems will reduce factories’ dependence on labor for repetitive or intricate manual operations.
Semiconductors will be at the heart of this new generation of industrial automation equipment, providing the processing, control, and sensing functions required to operate effectively in connected environments.
Analog Devices (ADI), which has always thrived at the intersection of the analog and digital worlds, has a close-up view of the technological changes that new factory automation equipment calls for. Its expertise in the fields of sensing, signal conditioning, digital signal processing, wired and wireless connectivity, and software bring it close to the challenges that its industrial customers face, enabling it to develop application- oriented solutions that accelerate OEMs’ time to market. ADI’s goal is to help customers innovate through technology and be prepared for whatever the future brings, while continuing to support legacy systems by providing guaranteed long-term availability of industrial parts.
What the future brings is profound disruption, which has its roots in a welcome trend: the global spread of prosperity.