For the record, I reached out to Synopsys to get more info about the tax settlement. The settlement covers a dispute about IRS audits of the company for fiscal years 2006 to 2009. It's not a payment the government made to Synopsys, but a reduction in the company's tax liability which boosted its bottom line.
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.