So Spansion has to prepay millions so SMIC can buy fab equipment? Doesn't really inspire confidence in SMIC's expertise and capabilities -- rather like hiring a carpenter and having him ask for money up front to buy a hammer and screwdriver.
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.