Did you wake up one morning with a great aspiration to help the world by designing a revolutionary medical device? Or are you in charge of a multibillion-dollar corporation with hundreds of medical devices on the market under your belt? Or perhaps somewhere in between? No matter what kind of company you run or what type of device you are manufacturing, software development will be a major part of your venture. Like it or not, devices that are not controlled by some kind of software are a thing of the past.
The growing interest in software development nearshoring directs closer attention to nearshore embedded R&D labs and raises several questions. What are these labs for and how do they function? How can you entrust your equipment and critical business tasks to a remote engineering team? In addition, why are more and more embedded devices owners and manufacturers in the mature technological markets choosing to nearshore their R&D activities? Continue reading
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to revolutionize the way the world works. Just think of intelligent homes, connected vehicles, smart traffic control, and telemedicine! Many IoT applications are still years of technology improvements away, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implemented in today’s factories is something early adopters can benefit from right now. The IIoT in manufacturing has the potential to generate so much business value that it will eventually lead to the fourth industrial revolution, already named Industry 4.0. Continue reading
When a product reaches the end-of-life phase of its lifecycle, inventing a completely new product is often not an option. Imagine that you produce a smart and complex medical device certified by regulatory agencies, connected to peripheral medical equipment, and used by thousands of patients in hundreds of hospitals nationwide. Your product has been commercially available on the market for a long time. However, the day comes when its components become outdated and unsupported, and an urgent decision has to be made on how to recover the product value. Continue reading
The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is one of the key technology events that gathers IT industry leaders, decision makers, developers, and designers to share their experience, demonstrate innovative solutions, and explore the vast possibilities of the new wave of technology-driven products and services.
This year’s forum took place on August 18–20 in San Francisco and proved to be the ideal place for gaining insight into Intel’s ecosystem. Continue reading