Ditto Kris! 10X increase would mean people in developing economies will be dumping their 'dumb' phones and get entry-level smart phones. People in these economies tend to keep things longer; a majority of them use it for texting and voice calls.
It reads "In 2011, MediaTek sold 550 million feature phone chips, but shipped only 400 million units this year. It has increased smartphone chip shipments from 10 million units in 2011 to 110 million units this 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.