@Duane: Yes, there will be places where cost sensitivies are such that languages like Java, Python, Lua, etc. will be fine. I'm more concerned for the billions of devices that will not have that luxury. Look at the cost differnetial between an ARM Cortex A8 and a Cortex M0. The M0 is less than a nickle and the A8 is several dollars. Multiply that by 40,000 sensor points and you've got a sizable chunk of change.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.