We do not think of John Cahn as a semiconductor pioneer, but according to NIST (which he joined back in 1977 when it was still the National Bureau of Standards) the typical smartphone contains 100 different materials, half of which were enabled by Cahn's work on metal alloys, quasicrystals and similar advanced materials.
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.