LSI had a home grown SSD solution that fizzled without a real customer. SandForce has been searching for a buyer for over a year. Picking up SandForce gets LSI into the market. But it is not clear that LSI can pivot well from the consumer SSD market into enterprise.
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.