Solar is hot??? maybe for Applied...Solar business is driven by government substidies...and many governments are planning to eliminate those...remember Spain after it suddenly cancelled their programs? 2GW solar capacity went up in smoke...Kris
Hi. True. Applied shut down SunFab, which was a turnkey offering based on thin-film solar technology. Applied could never bring down the cost fast enough. But separately, Applied also sells standalone systems for solar cell production. That business is very strong-much to the surprise to even Applied.
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.