Am I the only one worried about some of the Chinese fabless companies now being state-owned? In the current environment in which the Chinese government keeps using the antimonopoly investigations to pressure foreigh companies, I suspect that Chinese state-owned chip companies -- with less transparency -- will enjoy unfair advantages for years to come.
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.