Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

August 20, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Nitin Saragdhar from the Intel security group talked about biometric authentication in a trusted execution environment. The growing number of damaging exploits and data breaches is raising concerns, but users don’t want to have more and higher complexity passwords. Users need to be authenticated t ensure that all [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Tony King-Smith from Imagination talked about the long-term problems for security in embedded systems. The results of a breach can be very sinister and difficult to eradicate. Lately, the world has seen many new attack vectors like “heart bleed” and the IoT will have high consequences for consumers [...]

March 3, 2015 – In San Francisco at the open development space run by RocketSpace, the F50 group (Fundable 50) held their Season 4 Summit and kicked off their Season 5 year. The F50 summit this year had both demos and pitches at the event. The pitches for this event were all on the theme [...]

September 18, 2013, Storage Developer Coference, Santa Clara, CA—Gerald Carter, EMC-Isilon compared and contrasted platforms as a service and the Newton tablet from Apple. The challenges facing PaaS are similar to those facing the Newton. The problem for Apple was that the Newton was too early for the technology and markets. The technology limits for [...]

September 11, 2013, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Recep Ozdag from Intel and Gershon Schatzberg from Wind River presented a reference design for software-defined network platform switches. Software-defined networking expands the network virtualization to network functions and enables data-control plane separation. Virtualization has driven utilization rates in datacenters to over 50 percent and has enabled large [...]

July 9, 2013, Semicon West, San Francisco—Laurent Malier from Leti offered a view of the next decade and the drivers for technology. Semiconductors will be more important in the future as everything will have some electronics embedded within. The big drivers will be in the areas of enegy, health and well being, mobility and communications, [...]

April 23, 2013, Atmel released their latest development tools platform for programming all of their micro-controller families. The increasing amount of software in embedded designs calls for better tools for code development. Although the tools can be critical to project completion, the main purpose for their existence is to encourage more MCU adoption. This release [...]

 March 14, 2012, Common Platform Technology Forum, Santa Clara, CA—Jong Shih Yoon, senior vice president of semiconductor R&D at Samsung described their efforts in 3-D device technology. The Common Platform is driving changes in business and interpersonal relations.  The Common Platform has changed the nature of development in light of the demands for integrating higher [...]

 We talked with Xilinx at the ARM TechCon about some of related packages for the Zynq programmable platform. The Zynq is an ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 embedded in a programmable fabric that was released earlier this year. The family of devices has been in development for over 4 years, to optimize the architecture and create an [...]

 January 18, 2011, Common Platform Technology Forum, Santa Clara, CA—Jim Thompson, senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm noted that mobile is now the biggest platform for communications in all of history. There are over 5 billion subscribers and over 1 billion of these people are on 3G networks. This number on 3G or 4G [...]