Isnt it a bit delayed action to take where many companies such as NXP, Infineon, onsemi(motorola) are either out of business or made up joint ventures. Mobile products are getting more and more specified, need to combine many functions into same chip is arduous, and costly. Now either u should be giant to cover R&D and foundery costs, or fabless R&D focused start up. Not to forget intel is in the game also.
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Itis very important for the bigger companies to think strategically on the product lines. This could also benefit the OEM's in bigger way to come out fast into the market. In the mobil phone segment, I think there is still lot to come in terms of the new products coming out with more integrated fetures for the user interface functions. This also includes the tacticle feedback for the touch screen use and other voice activated and key tocuh activated processing devices.
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.