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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.