This is a great achievement. Integrating MEMs on CMOS chips will speed the proliferation and reduce the cost. I wonder how many additional layers/steps are required to do this. When EEPROM was integrated on the microcontroller chips, the problem is that the entire chip is now processed at the higher cost for the additional process steps. It can still be lower system cost, but customers expect the chip to be much lower price.
Baolab has started working on a no mans' land, this is really a remarkable achievement, it will surely going to create ease in the interfacing the MEMS and that will also tend to increase the use of MEMS in electronic devices.
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.