Building Fugaku, The World’s Fastest Supercomputer


My fascination with computers started back in 1976. I remember it well: I was in the 8th grade, and I’d just returned to Japan from a stint in the US. One day I found myself in Tokyo’s Akihabara area, otherwise known as ‘Electric Town.’ This place was and still is the tech heartbeat of Japan, bright and buzzing with all the latest gadgets. On this particular day, among the displays of ... » read more

AI, 5G, IoT Combine In The Fifth Wave Of Computing


Something hugely positive is happening as a result of AI, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) reaching maturity at the same time. Like three kids growing up together, these technologies are feeding off each other’s energy and enhancing each other’s impact on the world. It’s this union, far greater than the sum of its parts, that I call the Fifth Wave of Computing. Why the fifth? We... » read more

iSIM With IoT SAFE For Seamless Authentication From Chip To Cloud


When transferring data over mobile networks, IoT devices need to exchange that data securely and establish trust with a public or edge cloud in a way that’s seamless, scalable and easy to manage. IoT SAFE (IoT SIM Applet For Secure End-2-End Communication) enables IoT device manufacturers and IoT service providers to leverage the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) as a robust, scalable and stan... » read more

Security From The Ground Up


Silicon and system design are complex and costly enough in the ultra-deep sub-micron era. Now factor in security. Virtually every end application requires some level of security, and, as the cybersecurity threat rises, the importance and value of trust and assurance rises as well. This is even more evident in “high-security” use cases such as smart cards used to enter buildings, SIM card... » read more

A New Era In Flexible, Affordable Design


Socionext has always prided itself on flexibility. The company was formed in 2015 as part of the merger of the LSI businesses of Fujitsu and Panasonic. So not only did the company successfully merge engineering teams, it’s grown and expanded its offerings of advanced systems-on-chips (SoCs) over the years. As such, Socionext’s philosophy is rooted in doing more than just listening carefu... » read more

5G Will Enable Cloud Gaming


5G stands to unlock opportunities throughout the Internet of things (IoT), from logistics to heavy industry, robotics to autonomous vehicles. Existing applications of cellular connectivity will find themselves enhanced significantly, while the lifting of traditional barriers to entry—speed, latency, network availability—will open up new applications and revenue streams that simply were... » read more

AI: A Perfect Solution But At What Cost?


The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a great enabler for the Internet of things (IoT). Given the ability to think for itself, it’s shrugged off its original definition as a network of tiny sensors and grown to incorporate a host of more intelligent AIoT (AI+IoT) devices, from smartphones all the way up to autonomous vehicles. AI has also paved the way for new IoT device... » read more

CES 2020 Highlights New Automotive Tech


Another year, another Consumer Electronics Show (CES) packed with innovative technology. In the many years I’ve been coming to the show, I’ve seen it evolve from a launchpad for the year’s mainstream devices – televisions, laptops, smartphones – to encompass all manner of smart devices within the home and beyond. As the head of automotive at Arm, it’s that ‘beyond’... » read more

Engineering AI To Be Ethical By Design


I joined Arm because of its amazing people and world-class technology. But while I’m constantly excited by the possibilities of what we can achieve, as Arm’s General Counsel I must also consider the potential harm our designs might cause if they don’t perform in the way we expect, or were put to a use we did not intend. That dilemma comes to the forefront when I think about artificial... » read more

Scalable Platforms For Evolving AI


Wear and tear on big, heavy vehicles such as trains can cause unexpected delays and repairs, not to mention create safety hazards that can go unnoticed for months until they become critical. In the past, maintenance teams personally examined the undercarriage of a locomotive to look for stress cracks and other anomalies. Later, imaging and sonar technologies were introduced to find what the hum... » read more

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