I don't believe Intel and the FTC have reached a firm settlement, though they reportedly have a deal basically in place. They recently extended the deadline for a settlement until Aug. 6.
In any case I'm not sure how big a role that settlement would have played here. The judge decided that these plaintiffs--a bunch of people who said Intel's tactics resulted in them paying more for their PCs--do not meet the requirements for being considered a "class." One of the reasons (there are several of them in the 110 page document) the judge cited is that class certification is appropriate only where the primary relief being sought is declaratory or injunctive, whereas these plaintiffs were primarily seeking monetary damages.
Intel already reached a settlement with regulators on similar complaints brought by rival microprocessor vendor Advanced Micro Devices. This may partly explain why the planned lawsuit is being dismissed.
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.