Seems telling that there has not been a comment to this report. It's certainly good that EE Times recorded the agreement, but the agreement feels like Rambus doesn't get much more than face-saving closure with ST Micro. Rambus does get access to ST's 2xnm node but they seem to have essentially paid for that with future use rights for ST on its memory and interface IP as well as the interesting crypto stuff.
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.