It seems like there is some magic associated with the number $315M when it comes to acquisitions. We are heading to a new era of EDIP or mashup for the EDA+IP industries increasingly tied at the hip. The natural evolution is to also blend with foundry connections. I predict even stronger ties with foundries and EDIP with key alignments/ partnerships. Convergence means reverting to how we all started in this business: The fab also has the IP, libs, tools and services.(not what happened mind you but getting there). This may not be bad because it only means a change of who is the vendor and who is the customer (foundry or end customer).. A healthy industry with large partners is OK too.. I am oversimplifying but not by much.
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.