We see people drawing conclusions from slower or flattened growth all the time, most recently on PC sales. My take is, every growth curve ALWAYS ends up being an S curve. No one should expect rapid rise to go on forever.
In this case, seems to me there are two simultaneous causes. One is that the flow of manufacturing to China from overseas may be slowing down, simply because those who wanted to offshore manufacturing have done so. The other is the global "economic malaise."
The Chinese domestic market still has potential for gymongous growth, of course. My bet is that this is where growth, for Chinese companies espcecially, will come from in the future.
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.