These are all pretty optimistic views. This level of activity meshes with the reports of new hiring activity, where companies are leading off by hiring engineers. I'll be looking forward to the first article about the lack of supply of engineers in one industry or another. My bet is that aerospace or defense will be the first.
With regards to the CMOS image chips, I certainly hope that we see an improvement in dynamic range and sensitivity over cmos chips... The last couple camera's that I've played with have been disappointing.
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.