Yes, Susan. Part of the reason is that just so many products are manufactured in China in massive volume. And that ratio is precisely where the crux of the issue is. The Chinese industry, investment community and government are hoping to change that dynamic.
Interesting...did anyone see this: "Despite the stellar growth, only a small portion of semiconductors consumed in China are actually produced there. ...Most of the ICs consumed in China are provided by semiconductor giants such as Intel, Samsung, TI, Freescale, and Qualcomm. Hence, the growth of China's semiconductor industry offered tremendous opportunities"
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.