A correction should be made to the closure of 150mm fabs at TI. The Sherman site is still runninng strong and will be the only 1500mm fabrication only site in eigtheen months. I do hope many of the Stafford personnel are able to transfer to the Dallas or Sherman sites given the option.
It's good to hear that TI is seeing stronger business. To the 1000 employees at the affected fabs: I hope you are able to move on quickly to new oppotunities and that this change only makes you stronger.
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.