Blog Review: May 24

Who owns auto data?; philosophy and functions; robots everywhere; cybersecurity.

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Mentor’s Andrew Patterson questions who should have control over who sees the vast amounts of data generated by automobiles and how it is used.

In a series of posts, Cadence’s Meera Collier considers philosophical questions from the angle of computer science.

Synopsys’ Eric Huang has a lighthearted look at today’s world of robots.

Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff points to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats’ assessment of cybersecurity threats, from electronic warfare to AI and the IoT.

ARM’s Chris Shore notes that as we connect ourselves and our things to the internet, there’s the potential for a wider array of malicious attacks.

Nvidia’s Jamie Beckett takes a look at a growing area of deep learning, generative adversarial networks, which pits two competing networks against each other.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan presents highlights from CDNLive EMEA with topics from virtual platforms to dual-DFF cells reducing power in ARM processors to a mixed signal chip design by teens.

Synopsys’ Richard Solomon takes a look at the impact maximum packet size has on PCIe performance.

Mentor’s Colin Walls argues that the top priority when writing code should be readability.

Plus, don’t miss the blogs featured in this week’s Manufacturing & Process Technology newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling contends that developing EUV was only the first step. Selling it to the semiconductor industry comes next.

Executive Editor Mark LaPedus examines new nodes and sextuple patterning.

The eBeam Initiative’s Jan Willis interviews Imec’s top patterning guru.

Coventor’s Michael Hargrove digs into the impact of spacer-based deposition and etch on RC and device performance.

GlobalFoundries’ Igor Arsovski looks at using application-specific memory to improve data center search bandwidth.

SEMI’s Lara Chamness predicts fab spending will continue throughout 2018.

Applied’s Mehul Naik discusses how cobalt compares to copper in interconnects, and why it matters.

Semico’s Joanne Itow notes that solving capacity and supply issues are critical to IoT’s success.