More blame on macroeconomic doom and gloom, but at least Applied expects sales to improve after this quarter. Interesting that foundry vendors--who earlier this year were keeping Applied and other tool makers on target--are blamed for slowing down orders. But CEO Mike Splinter said he expects foundries to led the way back by improving orders by the end of the calendar year.
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.