Good deal for both sides. Krasnikov has methodically maneuvered the choppy waters of the Soviet nomenklatura, and then the Russian bureaucracy to bring some sense to Mikron's existence in the commercial world. Many Russian factory chiefs come and go, but Krasnikov has survived to see a better day. It all started some fifteen years before the following interview in 2008: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4193415
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.