Cost reduction is one driver here, but the shift in emphasis to general lighting is also going to open up some opportunities in terms of packaging. I can see someone coming up with flat sheets or other large-scale form factors to adapt LEDs better to innovative lighting applications.
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.