Blog Review: Sept. 26

GF CEO explains new strategy; data security one year after Equifax; graphene’s promise.


VLSI Research’s Dan Hutcheson chats with GlobalFoundries CEO Tom Caulfield about the company’s changing strategy, how the company got to its present point, and how many companies will be using leading edge technologies.

Synopsys’ Taylor Armerding looks for what’s changed (or not) for the state of software security and breach disclosure regulations in the year since the massive Equifax data breach.

In a video, Mentor’s Colin Walls explains the bit stuffing technique used in a number of communications and networking protocols.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan shares details on both Arm’s and Nvidia’s plans for deep learning-focused processors, from presentations at Hot Chips.

Lab 91’s Anand Chamarthy explains why graphene holds the potential to create a new path forward for device scaling, from being an attractive interconnect material to enabling heterogeneous “memory near compute” configurations.

Arm’s Sylwester Bala introduces Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, or SLAM, and argues that it could be transformative for augmented reality’s ability to render virtual objects over a real environment.

Intel’s Heather Patterson argues that companies need to address the ethical issues of AI and provides some general guidelines as part of a panel at the Brookings Institute.

Ansys’ Mark Ravenstahl points to the importance of simulation in determining the accuracy of the radar systems providing vital information to ADAS and autonomous vehicles.

A Rambus writer takes a look at Alipay’s push into Japan in advance of the expected wave of Chinese tourists visiting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

And don’t miss the blogs highlighted in last week’s Manufacturing & Process Technology newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling contends there are multiple options, opportunities and threats on the horizon, creating some difficult choices.

Executive Editor Mark LaPedus points to raw materials and batteries as key elements to China’s electric car ambitions.

Applied Materials’ David Thompson examines the collaborative efforts of several companies in non-Von Neumann computing.

SEMI’s Christian Dieseldorff estimates that new fabs will invest more than $220B in equipment.

Lam Research’s Shelly Miyasato looks at the abundance of sensors and analytics driving a new generation of manufacturing.

Semico Research’s Joanne Itow points to why discretes, analog and optoelectronics can impact the entire chip industry.

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