eewiz: "Why is Mitsubishi in the list? Didnt they sell all their semi operations to Renesas?"
Most of Mitsubishi Semi merged with Hitachi Semi to form Renesas Technology Corp. back in 2003, but Mitsubishi retained the industrial related products: http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/semiconductors/
Mitsubishi brought over to the joint venture their ASICs, ASSPs, micros, memories (minus the DRAM), and some discretes.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.