Hi Peter - not only is today the "beginning" of summer but it is also Semi sales forecast day!
In addition to Gartner updating its forecast expectation for 2011 as you reported here, three other market watchers have likewise weighed in today with their latest forecast thinking.
Included are iSuppli (7.2%, up from 7.0%), SIA (endorsed WSTS's forecast of 5.4%) and my latest monthly forecast update of 7.9% based upon the Cowan LRA model run assuming a May 'actual' sales forecast estimate of $24.565 billion.
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.