Can you in any way substantiate your first-sentence remark, "After being off the tech radar in recent years" re Intersil? It seems very unfair to them to make such a blanket statement, and then not back it up at all in the article. It's a "dig" at them without backup. (I have no vested interest or pro/con bias with respect to Intersil, I just don't like to see such broad statements made so casually.)
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.