I am not sure about particular foundries for IBM but if memory serves IBM business model is based on early access to and use of technology. The IC fabrication capacity and next generation development is central to IBM's plan for success in the marketplace. Has this changed at IBM and if so, what is the new strategy?
I hope some of the IBM-ers find a job somewhere else like at Globalfoundries. There is not much going on in the area. IBM was the main job creator at the Hudson Valley area in the 80s and 90s. IBM changed a lot! I wonder how long they keep their semiconductor facilities in Fishkill and Burlington?
It's all over the news. They laid of about 1700 across the country yesterday. Including 700 from East Fishkill + Poughkeepsie.
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.