Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

 June 2015 – The Linley group held their first event focusing on IOT and the issues and breakthroughs in the technology and the market. The three topics addressed by the conferne were processor design for IOT applications, security at the IP and product level and finally the key to battery operated mobile design energy efficiency. [...]

June 2015 – At the E3 Expo, connectivity was a major factor on the floor. The new consoles and platforms are focusing on multiplayer modes and on-line experiences over and above the single download and play single player mode. This connected format has several incarnations based on the developer and the game type. Some send [...]

May 2015 – One of the major sessions at the Connections conference this year was on the topic of wearables and focused on smart watches. The panel for the discussion consisted of speakers from Misfit, Mediatek, Peq, Reemo and Plantronics. In the wearables segment, the highest growth is in health and fitness. Smart watches have [...]

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 [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Art Swift from the prpl foundation talked about a new frontier in information security and the need to move to hardware-based security for SoCs. The founding member of the foundation is Imagination. The security industry is facing many new challenges, many related to the users’ inertia in updating [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Tony King-Smith of Imagination moderated a panel looking at various aspects of IoT platforms for future developments. Panelists included Curt Moore from TI, Omid Tahemia from Ikanos, and Eren Eshed from Altair. Segments and applicable platforms? Moore noted that developers need rules and should only change real functions. [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Sir Hossein Yassale from Imagination talked about changes in the industry and markets, driven by trends in computer vision, security, virtual and augmented realities, connectivity, and application portability. Mostly functions interact with people leading to changes in existing markets while increasing and changing them. Some of the emerging [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Omid Tahemia from Ikanos Communications talked about the challenges related to in-home connectivity. The growing complexity in apps and technology is causing the platforms to stutter. The diversity of apps makes the installation and integration of new devices and their controlling apps somewhat less than simple plug and [...]

April 21, 2015, RSA Conference, San Francisco—Jeh Johnson from the US Department of Homeland Security gave an update on the government’s efforts in cyber security. The growing number of breaches and increasing links to state-directed activities calls for new efforts at the national level. Our current society is becoming more bipolar as the younger people [...]

April 21, 2015, RSA Conference, San Francisco—The Paul Kocher from Cryptography Research moderated the annual cryptographers’ panel. Panelists included Whitfield Diffie from Cryptomatic, Ron Rivest from MIT, Adi Shamir from the Weizman Institute of Science in Israel, and Ed Georgio from Ponte Technologies. Interests over the last year? Rivest is searching for metaphors to provide [...]