The rumors of IBM's exit has leve less to do with a lack of innovation or technological advantage and more to do witht he company's overall business strategy. They have been getting out of more and more markets and contracting as a result. It's possible that they will stay in the chip business and fight it out, but I wouldn't count on it with the direction things have been moving in gradually.
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.