With multiple foundries at leading edge able to manufacture ARM, I think the cost advantage is still in ARM's favor. In fact, wouldn't Intel even consider manufacturing ARM in its new reported foundry service capacity?
This may be good for cosumers. However, this is demanding task and needs lots of research, design and marketing resources. Margin may not be high. Should Intel be more concerned about this market? If yes, will Intel suffer from unable to focus on their core strength and market?
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.