Any idea just how strong the IP is of Spanison? I've assumed they have some pretty fundamental memory IP if they were able to get the big boy Samsung to settle while Spansion was in an extremely weak state during its bankruptcy.
I scratch my head as an observer of the various IP battles happenig in the industry. Is it a good thing, or not? As an engineer, I see the importance of protecting one's IP. If I were in Spanison's shoes I think I would want to fight tooth and nail too and not necessarily settle either.
A price should be paid for misuing IP, but it is also true that some companies get to the same conclusion indepentant of one another as well. How do you parse that? Do you just reward the company that filed the paperwork first?
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.