Proves once again that nothing in this business is "forever": back in the late 70s, early 80s, Japanese DRAM companies dominated the industry and process technology, Congress had hearings about how Japan would take over tech as a result and dominate forever, and Intel looked at the numbers nand made a brave step to get out of the business, realized couldn't compete with Japan, and decided to invest elsewhere (in uPs)--Andy Grove said it was the hardest and best decision Intel ever made. NOw the same mega-industry in Japan is in very bad shape. And DRAMs aren't doing too well in general.
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.