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What Is Silicon Lifecycle Management? A Strategic Imperative


The recent buzz about silicon lifecycle management speaks to the boom in high-stakes electronic devices. Whether it is an SoC used in a vehicle or in the datacenter, there are compelling reasons to monitor and analyze data regarding the design, realization, deployment, and field service of the device. While silicon lifecycle management is an emerging paradigm in the semiconductor industry, i... » read more

Responsibility And Automotive Security


I came across this excellent, thought-provoking white paper from NTT Security and felt that some of the insights were worth sharing. Some of our previous blogs have discussed the cost implications of automotive cybersecurity for vehicle manufacturers, and the potential implications for the driver and passengers of vehicles. But this paper got me thinking about another angle – responsibilit... » read more

Cyber Attacks Against Vehicles On The Rise


Who is worried about automotive security and safety? I, for one, most definitely am! I’ve written previously about how tackling this problem makes good business sense. But the more immersed I become in this topic, the more I feel personally concerned about the implications of this, and the snail’s-pace at which the market is responding to it. I’ve just read an Upstream Security repo... » read more

All Security Issues Are Safety Issues


Last month I spoke at the IQPC Safety and Security week event in Munich. It became clear to me that our semiconductor community is really paying attention to these issues now, not just to comply with standards, and not just because of the potential liability – but because it simply makes good business sense. The cost of recalling a single vehicle is estimated to be between $400 and $900 ... » read more