After TI acquired NS, I would expect small analog companies who focus on power supply products will be under great pressure as I guess this is the most obvious effect after such acquisition. Power products from NS can now be sold even better with the very large sales force and lower system cost structure that TI is famous of. So, I would think Micrel will be see more impact on its business in the coming year and this surely will hurt the development of this company. Anyway, the revenue of this company has not grown much for the past 10 years.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.