I imagine they do. Things have changed quite rapidly since 2004 and things may have changed. At the time, this small little story spurred a lot of calls from FSA, Applied and what not. There was a guy from TI who I quoted who was livid with the panel becasue TI wanted to use SMIC to produce their newest devices and enth of the rate Taiwan was going to charge.
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.