Both Oregon and NY are states with a large number of people involved in developing future nodes. Intel process development is done at Hillsboro, OR and IBM in NY is still a force to reckon with. Being able to hire away some of these highly qualified people w/o having them to relocate is no doubt a factor for TSMC site selection. As a corollary what does it say about TSMC transistor / process development below 28 nm ??
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.