@resistion: The article points out that Samsung is already shipping 3xnm DRAM... ahead of any others. If you are refering to my comment, I was not stating that Elpida was leading on any particular node; I think it's plenty interesting for Elpida if they keep near in time to whoever is leading, particularly if they can do so on a budget.
A common bias regarding Elpida indeed has been that they lag behind their rivals. Can they cost effectively keep things close? It'd be a big deal if they can do so in a business where it's *real* tough on you if you aren't number one.
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.