This seems to be a case of "pay to play" for Maxwell (not to mention the technology transfer requirement that China imposes on foreign companies). It looks like Maxwell has to stick around for a while in China to see any money from their Shanghai dreams!
Maxwell's corporate reputation has been broadly tarnished by this revelation even though they didn't necessarily approve of the bribes. What mechanism prevents the misbehaving employees from moving to a new employer and repeating the process?
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.