Review of the week: Auto, Security, Ubiquitous IT


Infineon Technologies coordinates a group of twelve partners, including researchers, the electronics industry, and end users, who work to find and fix IoT security holes. The research project, entitled “Design methods and hardware / software co-verification for the unique identifiability of electronic components” is part of VE-VIDES, which is part of the Trustworthy Electronics (ZEUS) funding measure . VE-VIDES wishes to develop a holistic security concept for the Internet of Things. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports research. The twelve partners are CARIAD SE, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS, Infineon Technologies AG, IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige (IMMS), OFFIS eV – Institute for Information Technology, OneSpin, a Siemens company, Robert Bosch, Siemens, Synopsys, Chemnitz University of Technology, Ulm University, X-FAB Global Services.

Ubiquitous Computing – IoT, Edge, Cloud, Data Center and Return
Rambus announced that it now offers an HBM3 compatible memory interface subsystem with an integrated PHY and digital controller. The memory system is intended for AI / ML and HPC applications and achieves HBM3 operation up to 8.4 Gbps.

A British regulator wants to investigate the NvidiaArm process more, according to a Reuters story. The regulator, the UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA), said in a press release that “The CMA has determined that a full investigation into the deal between NVIDIA and Arm is warranted on competitive grounds . If the deal goes through, the CMA is concerned that the merged company would have the ability and incentive to hurt the competitiveness of NVIDIA’s competitors by restricting access to Arm’s intellectual property (IP). Arm’s intellectual property is used by companies that produce semiconductor chips and related products, in competition with NVIDIA. Ultimately, AMC fears that this loss of competition will stifle innovation in a number of markets, including data centers, gaming, the “Internet of Things” and self-driving cars. This could translate into more expensive or lower quality products for businesses and consumers. “

Tower semiconductor and Cadence released a Silicon Validated SP4T RF SOI Switch Reference Design Flow Using the Cadence Virtuoso Design Platform and RF Solution. The stream can be used for advanced 5G communications and automotive integrated circuit development on a single platform.

United States NHTSA opened an investigation into You’re hereAutopilot’s autopilot feature, known to have been involved in 11 incidents where a Tesla struck parked cars.

People, companies
Rambus completed its acquisition of PLDA, which adds engineering expertise and PLDA’s CXL 2.0, PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 6.0 controllers and the IP switch to Rambus’ portfolio.

SEMI has partnered with Heroes make America attract and retain military veterans in transition to the semiconductor industry workforce. The program gives SEMI members access to profiles and resumes of military personnel graduating from manufacturing-focused training and certification courses under the U.S. Department of Defense SkillBridge program.

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Susan Rambo is the editor-in-chief of Semiconductor Engineering.


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