Driving long-term competitive success for the Digital Era
The world is still in the early stages of a new growth era fueled by data. The sheer volume of data being generated is almost inconceivable. It is estimated that in 2007, global internet traffic generated 2,000 gigabytes (GB) of data per second. Ten years later, that had jumped to 46,000 GB per second. Estimates are that it will reach more than 150,000 GB per second by 2022. According to recent estimates from the World Economic Forum, the volume of data in the entire digital universe is expected to reach 44 zettabytes – or 44 trillion gigabytes – this year, equivalent to more than 40 times the number of stars in the observable universe.
That’s data that needs to be stored, processed, mined and analyzed, transmitted, communicated and displayed. The hardware that enables all of those steps are semiconductors and digital displays, whose manufacture requires extraordinary levels of precision within extremely pure vacuum environments.
And those environments are only achievable with the kind of vacuum valves in which VAT is the world leading manufacturer.