How much lower will SEMI book-to-bill go? Blog 5/23/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Inconceivable as it seemed five months ago, the book-to-bill ratio for North American-based suppliers of chip production systems crashed to a new record low of 0.42 in April, based on new data released on Tuesday evening by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group here.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.