..."Samsung held firm to the No. 2 spot, capturing 21 percent of all handset core IC revenue..."
IHS iSuppli data appears to be highly misleading. Samsung's data indicates that 110M of Exynoses were sold in 2012 - no connectivty combos, no transceivers. Hence their table should be taken with a big grain of salt -- it likely incudes Memories...
I am impressed that so much of the IC market for cellphones has been captured by just two players. I am wondering if there will be any surprises in the coming year? Is it possible that some of the other new players to the top ten will be able to capture more market share or does Qualcomm and Samsung have a lock on the futures?
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.