Silicon Labs is one of the few semiconductor makers I know who actually expanded during the recession. SiLabs expanded their product portfolio through acquisitions as well as by agressive technological R&D, such as their fractional multipliers and online customization tools. By growing their timing chip portfolio during the recession, now it is positioned to take the most advantage of a return to the current period of more normal growth.
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.