So let me make sure I understand the argument - the only thing standing between graphene and some mind boggling new chips is that " at the moment we cannot produce it in a perfect form over large areas". Wake me up when that pipe dream ends.
Every week we read about another technology center or consortium starting up. By the time the buildings are built (which cannot be moved), much of the money and kick-off energy have been consumed. How efficient are such centers for getting research done? Is it better just to fund promising projects and allow the investigators to pool resources and share expensive capital equipment?
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.