Week in Review: IoT, Security, Autos


Products/Services Arm released a survey of 650 industry representatives about eSIM and iSIM technology. Ninety percent of the respondents were aware of eSIM, while 43% were unaware of iSIM. Vincent Korstanje, vice president and general manager, Emerging Businesses at Arm, cites the leading three obstacles to large commercial deployments: Resistance from traditional stakeholders (69% of respond... » read more

Blog Review: Dec. 21


Mentor's Jeff Miller and ARM's Nandan Nayampally contend that it's easier than ever to design custom SoCs. Cadence's Paul McLellan provides a basic primer on silicon photonics, from a presentation by Gilles Lamant. The US Department of Transportation is considering requiring the inclusion of vehicle-to-vehicle communication in new cars, says Synopsys' Robert Vamosi. Applied's Shekar Kr... » read more

Enabling Self-Driving Cars


To enable truly self-driving cars — the ones without a gearshift or a steering wheel — there must be a confluence of technologies, a refinement of the business models, regulatory and safety requirements, and insurance concerns. So how close is the automotive ecosystem to reaching the goal of truly autonomous driving? That depends on your vantage point. As far as where automakers are t... » read more

What Ford Is Driving


Jim Buczkowski, director of electrical and electronics systems research and advanced engineering at Ford Motor Co., sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about quality, security, architectures, packaging and automotive's unique constraints. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. SE: As more electronic content is included in automobiles, what kinds of issues are you dealing... » read more