I am not sure what is so special about manufacturing of optical devices...why not robots or supercomputers? or biotechnology? if anything optical devices require precise alignment, not suitable for high cost labour force in USA...Kris
We checked, and the report contains no references to Infinera. However, this doesn't invalidate the report's conclusion that we need to revive optoelectronics manufacturing and make greater use of optoelectronics in areas like additive manufacturing.
As we have reported, optics and photonics are key areas where the U.S. should be focusing on reviving its manufacturing base. Several efforts are already underway to created "trusted" facilities for advanced optics manufacturing for sensitive applications. The National Academies' report will hopefully serve to bring more focus to these efforts while highlighting the necessity of returning at least some optics manufacturing to the U.S.
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.