The momentum of "outsourcing" to China has never been weaken. As most engineers feel the pain, the more outsourcing; the less job available in their own region. A couple months ago, articles from various media has layout the impact of manufacturing outsourcing. The related R&D activity will be relocated together. No doubt, it is happening. Question is what are the choices for experienced and young engineers. Another questions that I have are whether the engineers in China are ready for the job and what their overall compensation look like.
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.