Developing An Unbreakable Cybersecurity System

Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication, and the impact of those attacks is increasing almost exponentially as the amount and value of data continues to grow. Cybersecurity Ventures projected the annual cost of cybercrime will grow from $8 trillion in 2023 to $210.5 trillion by 2025, with no end in sight. On the target list are a slew of industrial and commercial segments... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power

MLCommons debuted the latest results for the MLPerf Inference v3.0 and Mobile v3.0 benchmark suites, which measure the performance and power-efficiency of applying a trained machine learning model to new data in data center, edge, and mobile use cases. Overall, MLCommons said the results showed both power efficiency improvements and significant gains in performance in some benchmark tests. Seve... » read more

Blog Review: March 1

Siemens EDA's Chris Spear explains the UVM Factory and how it can facilitate collaboration by enabling injection of new features without affecting your team. Cadence's Paul McLellan looks at efforts to ensure chiplets from different companies work together, particularly when the creating companies didn't pre-plan for those specific chiplets to work together, as well as the problems of failur... » read more

Blog Review: Feb. 22

Siemens EDA's Harry Foster observes that the FPGA market continues to go through a similar complexity curve that the IC/ASIC market experienced in the early and mid-2000 timeframe. Synopsys' Mitch Heins explores the benefits of heterogeneous integration of lasers and active gain elements in a silicon-based photonic IC, including reduced system costs, size, weight, and power along with improv... » read more

Blog Review: Feb. 8

Cadence's Sanjeet Kumar points to key changes and optimizations that are done for USB3 Gen T compared to USB3 Gen X tunneling in order to minimize tunnel overhead and maximize USB3 throughput. Siemens EDA's Harry Foster considers the effectiveness of IC and ASIC verification by looking at schedule overruns, number of required spins, and classification of functional bugs. Synopsys' Chris C... » read more

Chip Industry’s Earnings Roundup

Editor's Note: Updated throughout February 2023 for additional earnings releases. Many companies reported revenue growth in the most recent quarter, but the latest round of chip industry earnings releases reflected some major themes: Demand for consumer electronics softened due to inflation, rising interest rates, and post-pandemic market saturation, creating a slump in the memory chip ... » read more

Blog Review: Dec. 14

Siemens EDA's Harry Foster checks out design and verification language adoption trends in FPGA projects, including testbench methodologies and assertion languages. Cadence's Veena Parthan finds that giving electric vehicle batteries a second life as energy storage devices can extend their useful life by 5 to 8 years, but a lack of standardization in EV batteries poses challenges. Synopsys... » read more

Chip Industry Earnings: A Mixed Bag

Editor's Note: Updated the week of Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 for additional earnings releases. Although most companies reported revenue growth, this latest round of chip industry earnings releases reflected a few major themes: Lower future quarter guidance to varying degrees, due to the recent U.S. export restrictions related to China; Negative impact of the inflationary environment on corn... » read more

Blog Review: Oct. 5

Arm's Andrew Pickard chats with Georgia Tech's Azad Naeemi and Da Eun Shim about an effort to evaluate the benefit of new interconnect materials and wire geometry and determine their impacts at the microprocessor level. Synopsys' Shekhar Kapoor shares highlights from a recent panel exploring the promises, challenges, and realities of 3D IC technology, including the potential of 3D nanosystem... » read more

DNA Edges Forward As Data Storage Option

At technology conferences back in 2015, scientist David Markowitz raised the idea that DNA could be adapted as a data storage material. The audience response wasn’t all he had hoped for. “They would laugh me off the podium,” Markowitz recalls, but without rancor. Facing skepticism comes with his job at IARPA, the research arm of the U.S. intelligence community. The agency anticipates f... » read more

← Older posts