Hi Dylan - the WSTS just posted August's HBR on its website today (10-04-11). Therefore, I have "dusted off" the tea leaves by rerunning the model using August's (actual) sales number (of $24.216 billion) with the following result: 2011 full year sales forecast estimate came in at $310.0 billion which is down from last month's prediction of $313.2 billion. This latest sales forecast update corresponds to a 2011 sales growth forecast estimate of 3.9 percent which decreased from last month's sales growth forecast of 5.0 percent. Consequently the latest model run points to a downward trend compared to its past monthly forecast expectations. Moreover, 2012's sales forecast estimate also dropped to $335.6 billion from last month's $339.4 billion projection.
Mike C. (Independent semi industry analyst and developer of the Cowan LRA forecast model)
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.