This white paper describes how the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and “big data” are changing the landscape of computing and how SoC FPGAs help meet the requirements of this rapidly changing environment. Escalating semiconductor development costs are forcing consolidation among traditional processor, DSP and ASSP vendors, leaving fewer implementation choices for system makers. Altera’s SoC FPGAs help meet requirements of this environment with customizable products for a wide variety of applications.