NXP today: 'Practically a Chinese company' News & Analysis 4/30/2012 33 comments Rick Clemmer, NXP’s CEO, said last week, NXP today is “practically a Chinese company.” NXP makes more money in China than in any other single country. Further, the Dutch company employs 8,000 people in China.
Solid-state drives jump on PCI Express News & Analysis 4/9/2012 7 comments A coming wave of solid-state drives for the PCI Express bus will continue the SATA vs. SCSI protocol split and accelerate the shift to competition based on software.
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.