Certainly much I don't understand... but I see folks reporting that Apple looks to be purchasing something like $7 to $8 Billion US dollars worth of electronics from Samsung. This Year. The reference in this article shows Samsung at #10 in Foundary for 2010 at $400 Million, so getting and hanging on to Apple seems like an incredibly wise move on Samsung's part. So TI buys National and makes sideways remarks about Samsung (a huge compeitor); shocking [not]. TI offers $6.5B for National... Samsung could pay that amount with their Apple revenues alone.
If at all Apple chooses TSMC for manufacturing A5 processor then it will be a big blow to Samsung. Seems like samsung ignored other customers because it considered APPLE as its prime customer. I guess this is huge win for UMC, which was struggling at 28nm.
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.