There was a story on job creation as a bargaining chip on PBS radio recently. They concentrated on the Ford labor negotiations, but the larger point was that companies have all the leverage in those discussions. Globalization has handed them the keys to a disconcerting amount of power over governments.
I think Intel was asking Israel for $600 million towards an estimated total cost of $2.7 billion for a second fab module at Kiryat Gat. That is about 22 percent which is about the normal amount of incentive.
But Israel offered $290 million of which only half was for Kiryat Gat and the rest was for a chip assembly plant in the north of the country.
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.