As pointed out by some of the earlier comments, Spansion is not the first to the market with an R5 core. While Spansion may provide misleading comments about their products, EETimes needs to confirm their veracity before publishing; you cannot just publish something verbatim! Though, this is not the first time this correspondent has been doing this. Sorry to say, these are poor journalistic standards.
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.