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Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, Mobility The U.S. space agency NASA entered a $57.2 million contract with ICON to develop technology to build roads on the moon. ICON, a Texas-based 3D printing construction company, has been working with NASA and the U.S. Air Force on construction technologies that can use local materials to build infrastructure on Mars. NASA is working on advanced 3D printing construction systems... » read more

Cybersecurity Risks Of Automotive OTA


Modern vehicles increasingly resemble supercomputers on wheels, with many electronic control units (ECUs) networked together as increasingly sophisticated software is installed and updated. Similar to smartphones, vehicle OEMs will contact vehicle owners remotely about operating system updates that add new features and/or fixes, as well as software bugs and vulnerabilities. But all of this h... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility Infineon has a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to supply automaker Stellantis with CoolSiC “bare die” chips by reserving manufacturing capacity in the second half of the decade to the direct Tier 1 suppliers of Stellantis. CoolSiCs are Infineon’s silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors. Stellantis will acquire aiMotive, a startup specializing in AI and autono... » read more

How Digital Twins Are Unlocking The Next Era Of Aerospace And Government Applications


By Ian Land, Jason Niatas, and Marc Serughetti Amidst changing economic waters and stringent manufacturing cycles, the aerospace, defense, and government landscape has seen an impressive technological evolution in the last few years. Innovations such as automating mission-critical systems and deploying advanced electronics in deep space exploration are expanding opportunities for government ... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility Ford Motor Company revealed it lost $827 million in the third quarter because of parts shortages and unexpected supplier costs. Those shortages affected 40,000 to 50,000 vehicles. The company is shutting down its interest in its self-driving car unit Argo.ai, which it shared with Volkswagen since 2019. Ford will instead focus on advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS), which... » read more

Fabless IDMs Redefine The Leading Edge


Large systems companies are looking more like integrated device manufacturers, designing their own advanced chips, packages, and systems for internal use. But because these are not pure-play chip companies, they are disrupting a 10-year cadence of customization and standardization that has defined the chip industry from its inception, and extending the period of innovation without the associate... » read more

Which Foundry Is In The Lead? It Depends.


The multi-billion-dollar race for foundry leadership is becoming more convoluted and complex, making it difficult to determine which company is in the lead at any time because there are so many factors that need to be weighed. This largely is a reflection of changes in the customer base at the leading edge and the push toward domain-specific designs. In the past, companies like Apple, Google... » read more

Bespoke Silicon Rattles Chip Design Ecosystem


Bespoke silicon developers are shaking up relationships, priorities, and methodologies across the semiconductor industry, creating demand for skills that cross traditional boundaries, and driving new business models that leverage these enormous investments. Bespoke silicon designers today are a rare breed, capable of understanding the unique requirements of a specific domain, as well as a gr... » read more

IC Architectures Shift As OEMs Narrow Their Focus


Diminishing returns from process scaling, coupled with pervasive connectedness and an exponential increase in data, are driving broad changes in how chips are designed, what they're expected to do, and how quickly they're supposed to do it. In the past, tradeoffs between performance, power, and cost were defined mostly by large OEMs within the confines of an industry-wide scaling roadmap. Ch... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility Siemens Digital Industries Software and climate-tech company sustamize devised a way to add carbon emissions data to Siemens Xcelerator. Siemens created its Teamcenter Carbon Footprint Calculator software to help teams measure, simulate, reduce, and track their product carbon footprint early in the development phase. The calculator uses sustamize’s Product Footprint Engi... » read more

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