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    by Published on 01-19-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    Certus ASIC Prototype Validation Solution Wiki-missteps-securing-autonomous-vehicles-jpg

    Recently an autonomous car company highlighted some plans to keep their vehicles safe from hacking. Yet their plans wonít actually make them secure. Such gaffs highlight issues across many different industries where cybersecurity is not sufficiently understood by manufacturers to deliver products hardened against attack. The result, ...
    by Published on 01-18-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Model Driven Development-tech-jobs-min-jpeg

    Thereís an article published in InfoWorld on jobs trends in several emerging tech areas. The trends are based on analysis of job postings and job-seeker searches from the beginning of 2014, sourced by Indeed.com. I would have ...
    by Published on 01-17-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. Security
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    The Internet of Things (IoT) as a concept is fascinating and exciting, but one of the major challenging aspects of IoT is having a secure ecosystem encompassing all building blocks of IoT-architecture. Understanding the different building blocks of IoT, identifying the areas of vulnerability in each block and exploring technologies needed to counter each of the weaknesses are essential in dealing with the security issue of IoT.

    Figure 1: IoT Architecture
    IoT architecture can be represented by four building blocks:

    • Things: These are defined as uniquely identifiable nodes, primarily sensors that communicate without human interaction using different connectivity methods.
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    by Published on 01-17-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Apple v. Samsung: Mixed Phone Marriages End in Divorce?-why-2017-year-bot-jpg

    In the 2013 movie ďHer,Ē Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer, falls in love with a digital assistant designed to meet his every need. She sorts emails, helps get a book published, provides personal advice and ultimately becomes his girlfriend. The assistant, Samantha, is A.I. software capable of learning ...
    by Published on 01-16-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: Apple v. Samsung: Mixed Phone Marriages End in Divorce?-fed-panel-asks-today-why-waymo-jpg

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is holding the first meeting today of a new advisory committee focused, in its own words: "on automation across a number of modes." The committee, made up of an array of experts from a variety of fields, is "to immediately begin work on some of the most pressing and relevant matters facing transportation today, including the development and deployment of automated vehicles, and determining the needs of the Department as it continues with its relevant ...
    by Published on 01-16-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Mixed Phone Marriages End in Divorce?-california-rules-road-jpg

    California's influence on the global automotive industry remains intact at the start of 2017 in spite of the state's strict licensing for autonomous vehicle testing on public roads. California managed to chase Uber away with that licensing requirement, but in the process the state has established a benchmark for data collection from autonomous vehicles that has provided a glimpse into the performance ...
    by Published on 01-14-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. FD-SOI,
    4. FinFET
    Article: Tensilica Ships 2 Billionth Core-mos-ak-jpg

    The world-renowned statistician, Professor George Box, said, "Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful." -- that quote was the theme for one of the technical talks at the recent MOS-AK Workshop, held at UC-Berkeley.


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    by Published on 01-12-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
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    Just how reliant are we on computing infrastructure? Sometimes it takes just a little outage to get a taste of the interwoven dependency we donít readily see.

    It can be small. The international travelers landing in U.S. airports on January 3rd, one of the busiest travel days of the year, found themselves stuck in long lines due to a temporary ...
    by Published on 01-09-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Events,
    3. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: The Auto Industry Speaks @ Renesas DevCon-ocean_medallion-jpg

    When one thinks of CES, one typically thinks of the latest in virtual reality or huge super high resolution televisions, sophisticated drones and robots. However, what caught my eye this year came from a company you donít typically associate with high tech gadgets ...
    by Published on 01-09-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: Power and Reliability Challenges-geforce-min-jpg

    Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, gave the opening keynote at CES this year. Thatís hardly surprising. From a company that operated on the fringes of mainstream awareness (those guys that do gamer graphics), they finished 2016 as the top-performing company in the S&P ...

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