Student group blames Foxconn for blast News & Analysis 5/23/2011 9 comments A workers' rights group based in Hong Kong has claimed that it had exposed problems at the Foxconn facility at Chengdu prior to the explosion of Friday March 20, which reportedly left three people dead and 15 injured.
Inside Huawei’s HiSilicon News & Analysis 5/18/2011 8 comments Huawei's secretive chip unit, HiSilicon, is readying a new microprocessor design that aims to be as fast as anything driving the largest Internet routers.
Chip market growth above par, despite revision News & Analysis 5/4/2011 7 comments The first quarter market for global semiconductor sales was $75.77 billion a sequential increase of 0.4 percent and up 11.75 percent compared with 1Q10, according to numbers from World Semiconductor Trade Statistics. But the numbers include a significant downward revision for previously published January and February 'actual' sales figures.
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.