A robust and flexible connectivity architecture, across electronics vertical segments, is needed to enable smart manufacturing functionality. See Figure 1 for the scope.
Digitization will drive a huge growth in data volumes. Cloud and hybrid cloud solutions are critical to enable the storage and subsequent manipulation of data by AI algorithms to derive value. However, the industry must adopt consensus-based standards and guidelines for connectivity protocols and data structures. A robust, flexible and scalable connectivity architecture must be established on which to deploy digital building blocks e.g., AI, ML to extract the optimal value from the data.