Technology Under Your Skin: 3 Challenges of Microchip Implants

Technology Under Your Skin: 3 Challenges of Microchip Implants
by Ahmed Banafa on 04-11-2021 at 6:00 am

Challenges of Microchip Implants

As technology continues to get closer to merge with our bodies, from the smart phones in our hands to the smartwatches on our wrists to earbuds. Now, it’s getting under our skin literally with a tiny microchip. A human microchip implant is typically an identifying integrated circuit device or RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification)… Read More


Hearables: From Earbuds to Life Augmentation and Beyond

Hearables: From Earbuds to Life Augmentation and Beyond
by Kalar Rajendiran on 03-09-2021 at 10:00 am

Hearables Market Players Source IDTechEx Research

As the months of 2020 passed by, I started noticing more and more people sporting what looked like fashionable ear accessories. I’m of course referring to True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds. With the rapid increase in online meetings due to social distancing requirements, it appeared that adoption of TWS earbuds was even faster… Read More


“For Want of a Chip, the Auto Industry was Lost”

“For Want of a Chip, the Auto Industry was Lost”
by Robert Maire on 02-11-2021 at 10:00 am

Auto Assembly Line

Semiconductor production can’t be turned on and off like a switch

Semiconductor fabs have to run 24/7 to make money. They have to be running full all the time to fully utilize the high running costs and in the case of new fabs, high capital costs.

Unlike a brake pad factory hat can hire and fire people at will and source readily … Read More


Low Power SRAM Register Files for IoT, AI and Wearables

Low Power SRAM Register Files for IoT, AI and Wearables
by Tom Simon on 11-26-2020 at 10:00 am

SRAM register files

SRAM is the workhorse for on-chip memories, valued for its performance and easy integration with standard processes. The needs of wearable, IoT and AI SOCs have put a lot of pressure on the requirements for all on-chip memories. This is perhaps most evident in the area of power. AI chips that rely heavily on SRAM register files are… Read More


Siemens is the True Catalyst for Secure and Trusted Digital Transformation

Siemens is the True Catalyst for Secure and Trusted Digital Transformation
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-27-2020 at 8:00 am

Siemens Ecosystem Workflow for Secure Trusted Digital Transformation

Introduction

For many years, I pondered the ultimate future of EDA. Companies such as Oracle, SAP and Dassault provide a huge array of enabling software infrastructure for the enterprise, including product design, mechanical design, project management and materials sourcing. But not for the all-important tasks of chip and… Read More


We Don’t Want IoT Cybersecurity Regulations

We Don’t Want IoT Cybersecurity Regulations
by Matthew Rosenquist on 10-14-2020 at 6:00 am

We Dont Want IoT Cybersecurity Regulations

It simply makes no sense to call for IoT devices to be certified safe-and-secure. Before you get bent out of shape, hear me out.

Regulations are unwieldy blunt instruments, best left as a last resort. Cybersecurity regulations are not nimble, tend to be outdated the day they are instituted, and become a lowest-common-threshold… Read More


Painful IoT Security Lessons Highlighted by a Digital Padlock

Painful IoT Security Lessons Highlighted by a Digital Padlock
by Matthew Rosenquist on 10-04-2020 at 10:00 am

Painful IoT Security Lessons Highlighted by a Digital Padlock

The first warning sign was “hackproof” in the 360Lock marketing materials. As it turns out, with no surprise to any security professional, the NFC and Bluetooth enabled padlock proved to be anything but secure.

Straightforward penetration testing revealed horrible logical and physical security for a padlock that promotes… Read More


Menta CEO Update 2020

Menta CEO Update 2020
by Daniel Nenni on 07-13-2020 at 6:00 am

vincent markus menta

What products are Menta offering today?
Menta is a semiconductor IP provider. We are the only proven European provider of programmable logic to be embedded inside customers’ SoCs and ASICs. This programmable logic is in the form of embedded FPGA IP. So, we offer our customers the possibility to have a small portion of their SoC as… Read More


Why Go Custom in AI Accelerators, Revisited

Why Go Custom in AI Accelerators, Revisited
by Bernard Murphy on 06-24-2020 at 6:00 am

frame interpolation

I believe I asked this question a year or two ago and answered it for the absolute bleeding edge of datacenter performance – Google TPU and the like. Those hyperscalars (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Baidu, Alibaba, etc) who want to do on-the-fly recognition in pictures so they can tag friends in photos, do almost real-time machine… Read More


8 Key Tech Trends in a Post-COVID-19 World

8 Key Tech Trends in a Post-COVID-19 World
by Ahmed Banafa on 06-05-2020 at 10:00 am

8 Key Tech Trends in a Post COVID World

COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of digital readiness, which allows business and people’s life to continue as usual during pandemics. Building the necessary infrastructure to support a digitized world and stay current in the latest technology will be essential for any business or country to remain competitive in a … Read More