Blog Review: June 22

Interconnect challenges; the learning curve; hospital security; hacking the DoD; out in space; IoT design; contactless payments.

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A Lam Research writer investigates the challenges that lie ahead for interconnects and whether current technologies will find new life or be replaced by new strategies.

There’s a greater force powering Moore’s Law, says Cadence’s Paul McLellan, who points to the vast amount of transistors being used for memory.

Mentor’s Robert Bates considers the challenges of securing in-hospital networks and the myriad of medical devices compared to automotive security.

It’s probably not a good idea to attempt hacking the Pentagon’s website, says Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi – well, unless the US Government wants you to.

Ansys’ Bill Vandermark blasts off with some of the latest space discoveries in this week’s top five tech picks, plus the advancements that will make even more discoveries possible.

ARM’s Brian Fuller ponders the impact IoT will have on design and the challenge of creating IP and tools to serve a new market.

On an Australian vacation, NXP’s Jeff Miles took a look at how well the country has implemented and adapted to contactless payments.

And it’s not just Australia – contactless is picking up steam in the UK as well, says Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff.

And don’t forget the blogs featured in last week’s Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling observes that the pendulum appears to be swinging back from power to performance.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler digs into data about cell phone radiation and why human body simulation is becoming so important.

Mentor Graphics’ Ellie Burns looks at the importance of moving to a high-level synthesis flow.

ARM’s Govind Wathan and Brian Fuller observe that CPU demands are going up at a time when smart phones are getting thinner and the thermal ceiling is lower.