It will indeed be interesting to contrast this year's show vibe with last year's. The co-located Intersolar was much more happening last year, even with the downturn. It will be interesting to see how that show feels this year.
Seems like the austerity measures are improving the situation in Europe. Look at the euro/USD movement great improvement in the euro value. Lets all hope the second half will be good for semiconductor industry.
Great article! I agree with the comment posted by Phoenixdave that the outlook for rest of 2010 is not outstanding but positive for the chip industry. Understand that China is at the top of the "electronic food chain" and US also is not doing bad. Hoping to see some positive news from Europe as well. Will be interested to see the numbers from Xilinx and Altera coming in third week of July.
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.