What Is Cyberwarfare?

Cyberwarfare is emerging as the most sophisticated battleground of the 21st century. In fact, the military in all major countries make it a priority. Collectively they are spending tens of billions of dollars on education and building a knowledgebase of how attacks can be perpetrated and what defenses are needed. The entire effort is based on technology, both legacy and new, starting on the ... » read more

M2M Vs. IoE

For some time now, there has been discussion that the IoE is really nothing more than the M2M infrastructure with a new coat of paint. Are M2M and the [getkc id="260" comment="Internet of Everything"] really just different generations of the same family, or are they completely different? This is more than just a philosophical question. The answer affects everything from technology investmen... » read more

Network Challenges Ahead

The Internet of Everything will require a new breed of networks to handle data from billions of devices quickly and securely, but how exactly that will happen isn't completely clear. The terms "high performance" and "high security" are generally incompatible in the networking world because the security technology in use today bogs down network performance. To have a high level of security re... » read more

Reliability Adds Risk Over Time

Being able to connect devices to other devices has a long list of benefits, many of them related to the digitization of the analog or physical world. That includes all the benefits of being able to quantify, process and analyze information to to relay it in real time all over the globe. This is what's at the heart of the Internet of Things/Internet of Everything revolution. It's also at leas... » read more

Mobile Market Dynamics Are Changing

Ever since the introduction of the iPhone in June 2007, increasingly advanced SoCs have dominated the semiconductor supply chain, from tools to design houses to foundries. Android's introduction in 2010 only cemented the market. Together they created massive demand for power-efficient chips that were dark most of the time, feature-rich, and which could respond within milliseconds to any command... » read more

The Cloud, The IoE, And You

In part one, the cloud of the future was dissected. This part examines concerns and possible impediments. No one doubts the cloud will be an important part of the Internet of Everything, but the transition from local to off-site computing will never be completely seamless or risk-free. To begin with, there is the cost of storage and bandwidth. Running applications using on-site hardware ... » read more

Inside Mesh Networks

Ad-hoc wireless mesh networks will be the great enabler for the IoE. Part one discusses the technology behind them. Mesh networks have a huge upside when it comes to the Internet of Everything, but there are also some big issues that have to be resolved. “One of the real challenges with mesh networks is there is not a lot of control of the devices that are joining and leaving the networ... » read more

Inside Mesh Networks

Mesh networks could revolutionize communications in the future. Independent of the Internet we know today, wireless mesh networks (WMN) allow both ad-hoc and fixed wireless “nodes” to form a communications net that can become a very powerful information sharing hub. The idea is that all devices, both user-controlled and autonomous, would be open to act as relay points for the transmissio... » read more

Counting By The Billions

The semiconductor industry has been on cruise control since the advent of the personal computer. By 2002, a total of 1 billion PCs had been shipped, according to Gartner, and by 2008 that number had doubled. But that was nothing compared with the smartphone. In 2014 alone, Gartner reported sales of 1.2 billion smartphones. Both of those markets will remain healthy for years to come. Despite... » read more

Security In 2.5D

The long-anticipated move to 2.5D and fan-outs is raising some familiar questions about security. Will multiple chips combined in an advanced package be as secure as SoCs where everything is integrated on the same die? The answer isn't a simple yes or no. Put in perspective, all chips are vulnerable to [getkc id="253" kc_name="side channel attacks"], hacking of memory—a risk that increases... » read more

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