I understand that the reports of the economy are bad but I also see (everyday) evidence that the American consumers are still buying. Perhaps, not as much or as often but still as long as companies offer new and innovative products there will be demand. Good luck Microchip I hope things improve.
Careful there, it's not quite a double dip yet, although getting close.
One concern is the self-fulfilling prophecy. Economics is 90% psychology, and recent events have not exactly boosted the confidence of consumers or businesses.
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.