Overall, NOT a healthy trend depicted in both funding and deals completed. The slow down seems to be stabilizing if one looks at the 2012 & 2013 data. One solace to be found is that we may be seeing an inflection point to the upside from 2013 ownards. As the article says, if the present trends continue, 2014 may end up being an 'Up' year!
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.