Well, the hard disc drive industry has been consolidating for years and this doesn't look like there's much more of it they can do. The Q4 forecast doesn't look too good either. Hopefully it will be somewhat better than that.
So according to the latest news in the article there will be mainly only two giants will be there in the storage market, Western Digital and Seagate.
It seems that Samsung and Hitachi are both focusing their business over hardcore electronics by selling their stack from the storage segment.
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.