Freescale is still burdened with their debt due to going private. I expect that they will continue to pay off the debt and eventually get above water. In the mean time, don't expect the finacial community to give them any credit.
With the refi charge out of the way, it sounds like the operating profit is growing nicely year over year, and that the net profit margin should widen in the year ahead due to lower borrowing costs. All in all, a pretty nice quarter, I would think. And automotive sounds good.
So why are shares down $1 today to $15.34? Perhaps nervousness about the sluggishness of results in the industrial market?
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.