Ah, yes. Cost cutting. In the mid-80s I had to design the control system of a surgical laser around the 6502 because an Apple II+ was the only thing available to use as a development tool - no budget for new tools. Yes, I see your point
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.