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IoT Security

@ValdDaGreat LOL ... sorry, you can not waive your magic wand and claim all the trojan security problems are gone because you proclaim yourself to be Great.

you are going to have to work a bit to demonstrate that an IoT device sitting on your wireless…

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PUF, the Magic’s Draggin’

An interesting article. My worry about all the methods of producing PUFs is that they might potentially degrade over time, temperature or voltage. For example, metallization is susceptible to electro migration effects which get worse with thin metal. I…

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Bringing Light to Dark Silicon

The reason why FPGAs don't suffer from the dark silicon as much as CPUs/GPUs is that the switching is more spread out than in ALU based architectures. FPGAs have their own version of dark silicon and that is the "dark configuration" problem. If FPGAs are …

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Micro-Metallica

I just had a follow-on conversation with the Imec gentleman and got a bit more info, although not everything.

According to him, the primary reason for switching to damascene in the first place was etch rate: with 1-um or 500-nm layers of copper, it si…

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Decoupling Formal Technology from Formal Technology

What problems might you solve if you could leverage formal without needing to get a PhD first?

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Sensing a New Generation

Congratulations Amelia !!!

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After Intel and Altera

What will happen next is that Xilinx will get bought too. That seems to be the pattern in the semiconductor industry. If Broadcom and Altera can get bought so can Xilinx. Semiconductor industry is consolidating rapidly.

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Maximizing Flash Lifetimes

http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/memory/flash-memory-survives-100-million-cycles

This article appeared in 2012. Macronix was annealing flash to extend it's life.

Does anyone know whether it has been commercialised yet? or Licensed out?

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