Continued performance enhancements and power reduction are likely but continued device shrinkage is not possible through "transistor alternatives". No other devices have come remotely close to the size of a leading edge silicon transistor. And by the time the "alternatives" catch up with the sizes of silicon devices, the Moore's law would have ended long time ago.
In the U.S., these six were called "supplemental"--a follow on to 24 earlier grants. In Europe and Asia there are similar ongoing nanoscale and quantum research efforts aimed at making the atomic scale work for us, instead of against us.
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.