Good point. I was pointing out more the geographical investment than the dollar amount involved in the Rockwell deal, but you're comment is well taken. It is good to see that this segment should hold up nicely. Thanks for posting.
$600,000 investment by Rockwell in Turkey is not a trend pointer. Festo and Siemens have donated far more to Turkish and South African universities/ technical colleges. China and Taiwan are more willing to use PCs and write custom code than go with expensive automation vendors' solutions. Take a look at a typical plastic injection moulding machine in the East. Rockwell has to look elsewhere while USA manufacturing declines and Wall Street takes over.
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.