We all know that cybersecurity, software piracy, and IP theft are becoming bigger and bigger problems in today’s semiconductor industry. But what can we do about it? Dragging our heels and pretending that it’s not a problem isn’t really working out so well, and those cyber thieves are only getting more sophisticated. In this week’s Fish Fry, we welcome Ted Miracco (CEO … Read More → "IP Thieves at the Gate"
Porsche is a driver’s car – a performance car… but it’s got no cup holders.” – Jason McCoy
You want the 140-character version? MIPS has a new processor with parity.
You want the longer, more detailed version? Uh… MIPS has a new processor with parity… and some ECC. And some additional technical documentation to help with safety certification. But the CPU itself? Pretty … Read More → "MIPS Spins Its Wheels"
I am revisiting the subject of a couple of articles. We publish stories about things that we feel are interesting and important, but, in most cases, they are only snapshots of an evolving process. So, today, I thought it was worth looking at two subjects where the evolution is particularly rapid.
I originally wrote about RISC-V last December. RISC-V is an open-instruction-set architecture (ISA), originally from Berkeley. … Read More → "Update Time: What Happened Next?"
“Security is mostly a superstition… Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller
It’s tough spying on yourself. Lots of homeowners have installed security cameras in and around their houses, hoping to catch burglars on video. And more are coming; home security is a booming business, with growth rates in the 20% range.
So, if the home-security business is booming, why … Read More → "Disruption Case Study #43K673S2"
Hey, everyone – have you heard? Security: it’s a thing. Of course, the internet is a thing, and, well, things are things, and the internet of things is a thing… but security on the internet of things (IoT)? Yeah, that’s still a work in progress, with dreams of becoming a full-fledged thing when it grows up.
I know, the interwebs have used untold amounts of digital … Read More → "Intentional Attacks"