The Importance of the Edge for the Industrial Internet of Things in the Energy Industry

It is clear that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has arrived—and is here to stay. Today’s IIoT is perhaps best defined by interconnectivity. This enables better monitoring, information gathering, role-based information presentation, and operator situational awareness—and ultimately leads to improved decision-making, increased optimization, improved safety, and lowered costs. The Energy Industry in particular is well-positioned to take advantage of the IIoT. The industrialized world needs energy, and the demand for hydrocarbons will not diminish in our lifetimes. But with the price of oil hovering around $50/barrel, companies need to reduce costs to be profitable. A recent MIT Sloan School of Management case study1 estimated that an unproductive day in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility could cost as much as $25 million. It also estimated that this happens an average of five times a year, costing a company $125 million per year per facility in unplanned downtime.

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Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Ticker: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication—at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Specialties Printed Memories, Printed Electronics - Temperature Threshold Detection Smart Labels, Integrated Printed Systems, NFC enabled smart labels, Printed Sensor Devices, NFC OpenSense™, EAS Electronic Article Surveillance

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IoT — How Connectivity Drives Operational Intelligence

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

At Schneider Electric, our mission is to serve our customers by developing innovative products and solutions that simplify the lives of those who use them.We bring together our expertise and solutions to drive new possibilities for efficiency and savings. As the global specialist in energy management and automation, we are committed to worldwide improvement in connectivity, sustainability, efficiency, and reliability and safety in five primary areas: in our homes, cities, industries, buildings and in the cloud.

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS: EXPLORING THE NEXT TECHNOLOGY FRONTIER

whitePaper | July 15, 2016

Intel Corporation (“Intel”) respectfully submits this statement for the record in conjunction with the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade’s hearing on “The Internet of Things.

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ACCOMMODATING IOT / M2M REQUIREMENTS IN THE CELLULAR ECOSYSTEM

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Communication technologies have evolved rapidly over the past decade and the pace of change is only increasing. The latest trend today is the growth in volume of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. The number of connected devices in the IoT/M2M industry could grow exponentially, putting unprecedented load on cellular infrastructure. To cope up with the rising demand, the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Program) Standards body which standardizes cellular wireless (2G/3G/LTE) is looking to define new specifications for mobile networks. This paper talks about the challenges posed by IoT/M2M explosion and their consequences in the cellular ecosystem. We will also talk about how features in the 3GPP Release 10 and beyond will address these challenges.

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“Smart” Products Demand a Smart Strategy Using M&A for a Competitive Edge

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This report examines the Internet of Things (“IoT”) from three distinct vantage points. First, we examine the strategic, corporate M&A perspective, analyzing transactions completed for clues to where additional activity can be expected. We segment the market for IoT into several different components which we believe broadly correspond to the core elements of the “IoT Value Chain,” and which we believe will have quite different strategies and M&A outcomes. Then we take a look at the issue of standards and regulations and some of the implications for the development and adoption of IoT technology going forward. From there, we take a step back to examine potential market size estimates for various end markets, considering these markets from the standpoint of both information technology vendors (broadly speaking, “suppliers” – including everything from silicon to software) and end customers, be they consumer or industrial end markets.

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Creating the Internet of Your Things

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The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is one such trend. The Internet of Things provides vast opportunities, but it can also pose a challenge to enterprises, since it can seem overwhelming, complicated, and expensive. At Microsoft, we know there are many conflicting messages in the marketplace about the massive scale and potential of the Internet of Things, so it’s no wonder many companies are uncertain about implementing an IoT strategy.

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Internet of Everything (IoE) Value Index

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

The Internet of Everything is not the Internet of tomorrow, it’s the Internet of today. Cisco’s IoE Value Index study estimates that IoE is already poised to generate at least $613 billion in global corporate profits during calendar year 2013. Global executives anticipate job growth and wage increases as a result of IoE, along with improvements in information security. Nearly half of executives surveyed in the study think IoE will lead to higher wages at their companies, and one-third believe it will drive higher employment levels in their firms. In addition, 50 percent feel IoE will make their information more secure.

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Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Ticker: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication—at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Specialties Printed Memories, Printed Electronics - Temperature Threshold Detection Smart Labels, Integrated Printed Systems, NFC enabled smart labels, Printed Sensor Devices, NFC OpenSense™, EAS Electronic Article Surveillance

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