Combating Counterfeit Semiconductors In The Military Supply Chain


The reality: semiconductors are often counterfeits. In most current implementations, semiconductor authenticity is practically impossible to guarantee. The counterfeit market for semiconductors is real, sizable and growing: • 2012: According to a report produced by the Senate Armed Services Committee, more than 1,000,000 suspect counterfeit electronic components have been used in 1,800 sep... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: July 2


Using low-power Wi-Fi to track moving humans Based on a concept similar to radar and sonar imaging, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created a system capable of seeing people through walls. Previous efforts to develop such a system have involved the use of expensive and bulky radar technology that uses a part of the electromagnetic spectrum on... » read more