The Thailand floods have had a disruption of 6-months in the supply chain ecosystem. But as with many electronic hardware companies in the aftermath of Japan's earthquake this year, second-sourcing in different geographical locations became more important than before. It surprises me if Intel did not factor this in business upheavals.
it looks like Intel is hiding the real reason behing the hdd shortage.
it's no secret that Intel is lagging far behind the hottest trends, mobile & ipad devices. the pc market is evolving very fast to non intel-microsoft solutions.
wakeup intel before it's too late
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.