Blog Review: Jan. 23

Stuxnet’s still around; high volume EUV; threat modeling.


Synopsys’ Taylor Armerding investigates what’s happened with the Stuxnet malware since 2010, when it destroyed hundreds of centrifuges at an Iranian nuclear enrichment facility.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan provides an update on the current state of EUV and what’s needed to make high-volume manufacturing possible.

In a video, Mentor’s Colin Walls explains software’s role in embedded system power management.

Arm’s Suresh Marisetty digs into why threat modeling is an important part of creating a secure device and how to determine what level of security a device will need.

Lam Research’s Bill Lee takes a look at how the use of tungsten and ALD can improve the capacity of 3D NAND devices.

In a video, VLSI Research’s Andrea Lati and Dan Hutcheson take a look at the year ahead and consider the role tariffs, China’s semiconductor investments, and memory will play in their annual forecast.

SEMI’s Christian G. Dieseldorff rounds up what industry analysts see happening in the semiconductor market in the near future and finds that while growth may be slowing, there are bright spots ahead.

A Rambus writer checks out the growing risk of counterfeit products in the medical industry and how anti-counterfeiting chips can provide security.

ANSYS’ Thierry Marchal points to two research groups using digital twins of medical patients to optimize a personalized treatment for lung cancer and heart defect surgeries.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in last week’s Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling examines the real impact of putting a supercomputer in your pocket.

Synopsys’ Susantha Wijesekara and Himanshu Bhatt describe a new low-power verification flow that offers better runtime performance and reduced memory consumption without compromising QoR.

Last year, 84% of FPGAs went into production with non-trivial bug escapes, warns Mentor’s Harry Foster.

Arm’s Chris Shore posits that adding more cloud compute won’t solve the problem of managing exponentially growing quantities of data.

Rambus’ Mondeep Thiara contends that even though PCIe 5.0 offers higher performance and lower latency, Gen 4 likely will stay dominant in many markets.

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