Seems like a plausible explanation for consolidation in the power electronics industry... given the trend toward more urbanization globally. At 45%, China alone will see nearly half its population living in urban areas by 2020. This trend has to be balanced by commensurate growth in alternative energy which is another area for power electronics.
Home appliances market is ever growing. IN television market some specific models have seen dip in the business but others keep growing. 3D TV didnt click. But washing machines, fridge are doing good. Its better to have few players in home appliance market than to have so many and create ewaste.
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.