Automative ICs are very vast field. What type of ICs they are focused on? Is it high voltage power electronics or MEMS or high temprature analog/digital/mixed siganl ICs used near high temperature engine?
It was only a year ago when I wrote a story about NXP today being "practically a Chinese company." That was exactly what NXP's CEO told me during an one-on-one interview at that time.
The JV with Datang couldn't have been pulled off without NXP's first-hand experience with talent and automotive market in China.
While the EV market in China is still iffy at best (NXP also knows it), the automotive electronics-focused fabless in China is an intriguing idea; and I will be sure to follow their development; and if there are similar Chinese fabless companies in the automotive electronics popping up soon...
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.