I get the impression that Icahn was one of those people trying to force the sale of Mentor to Cadence. Anyways, I don't think he has a sound strategy. Causing Mentor to go bankrupt by piling up debt frankly does not seem like a good long term business proposal.
By waiving the breakup fee, Carl Icahn may be hoping for someone to buy HIM out ...
My own expectation when Carl Icahn appeared was that he intended to scare up the value of MENT, which has happened with other of his holdings (it worked for Yahoo, for a while; but let's not talk about Blockbuster) and pushed the issue by buying up to the ceiling. And then, to pull out another cliche, finding himself painted into a corner.
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.