I don't understand this secrecy about X, Y, Z...what exactly is 15nm is always debatable (which dimension you measure and how) so we might as well say as it doesn't mean much anyways...perhaps they are trying to borrow a page from the Apple book, let's be mysterious
At the Q4 2012 earnings call, Sandisk CFO did in fact mention that they would get less cost improvement from 1Y nm (probably because it's from quadruple patterning) than from 19 nm in 2013, but they are still proceeding regardless.
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.