How sad to see serious drop down at 2009 where we saw lots of fab closure in US and EU. Still economic downturn is not gone from chip industry. During 2010 and 2011 we had/ll have more payment of fabs but not before long time they can effect on capacity.
But the last graph is kind of not relevant in my point of view. We have increasing solar panel need, with assigned fab capacity in return, so where are the invested shares of intel, nxp, st and far east companies?
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.