Its really heartening to see that major semiconductor giants like Intel, Qualcomm are reporting good set of numbers. It would be interesting to see if they can sustain this performance in coming quarters.
Qualcomm breaks out R&D spending by GAAP and non-GAAP, and almost all of the difference in the amount is attributed to share-based compensation. I believe that is pretty standard. But I do see your point.
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.