Week In Review: Automatic, Security, Pervasional Computing

Automotive, mobility
Qualcomm completed its acquisition of Incoming Business of SSW partners. Arriver Driver Assistance, Computer Vision and Drive Policy activities will become part of the Snapdragon Ride Platform. SSW Partners, New York Investment Partnership, acquired all the shares en Veoneerretaining its Tier-1 supplier and integrator businesses.

Hyundai Motor Group gave Infineon Technologies “Special Award for Supply Competency” for its flexibility in working with the automotive company to manage the supply of SiC parts for an electric vehicle. “Infineon Korea and Infineon Headquarters have provided flexible and strategic cooperation to manage the difficult market situation. For example, by providing the silicon carbide (SiC) HybridPACK CoolSiC Drive power module, Infineon has demonstrated product quality and its ability to meet new demands,” he said. press release. Infinity increased capacity.

BMW Group licensed IP arteriesFlexNoC ‘s IP interconnect and Resilience Package IP for car SoC accelerator chip this is designed as part of the publicly funded ZUSE-KI-mobil project. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is partially funding the project, which aims to develop the chip for advanced in-depth learning applications that will achieve high levels of energy efficiency, reliability, durability and safety. BMW Group serves as the project coordinator and leader.

STMicroelectronics released an automobile gate driver unit (GDU) which handles motor control in 12V, 24V, or 48V systems. It has flexible input and output channels for use in conventional and hybrid / electric vehicles. The L9908 integrated automotive three-phase GDU controls 6 N-channel FETs for brushless motors. It is AEC-Q100 qualified with full ISO26262 compliance, ASIL-D systems ready.

ZeroAvia and ZEV Station sign a memorandum of understanding create an airport hydrogen gasoline system at California airports.

The team at California-based Saildrone use Siemens Digital Industries Software‘s Xcelerator as a Service Portfolio Collaborate on Upright Surface Vehicles (USVs). Siemens recently announced that its cloud-based version of Siemens’ NX product design and engineering software is available as part of Xcelerator as a Service and that the Software as a Service (SaaS) business is accelerating, exceeding $ 200M in cloud annual revenue revenue.

Teslo plans to do an electric self-driving taxi with no time frame announced. The company reports that it has made 305,000 vehicles and delivered more than 310,000 vehicles in Q1 2022.

Invasive computing
La Institute for Telecommunications Sciences (ITS)which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce (NTIA) Telecommunications and Information Administration works with the US Department of Defense (DoD) sponsors the 5G Challenge, to encourage an open 5G ecosystem. with open interfaces, interoperable components and multi-vendor solutions. The 2022 prize is $ 3 million to competitors who present hardware and / or software designs for one or more 5G network subsystems – the distributed unit (DU), centralized unit (CU) and / or radio unit (RU). “Increasing the resilience and security of our supply chain is at the core of NTIA’s work to promote open and interoperable 5G networks and increase the diversity of providers in the 5G ecosystem,” said Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. NTIA. administrator, in a press release.

Microsoft is a preview its Microsoft Azure Ampere Other processors that are Arm Neoverse-based.

KLA now offers its PCB (printed circuit board) design-for-manufacturability-analysis software, Frontline Cloud Services, in the cloud.

AMD will get the distribution service platform company Thinking for about $ 1.9 billion. The acquisition adds Pensando’s products, including its programmable package processor, and its employees, including CEO Prem Jain and an engineering team, to AMD’s Data Center Solutions Group. Pensando’s product and technology roadmaps will remain in place, with wider opportunities under AMD, according to a press release. “Building a state-of-the-art data center with the best performance, security, flexibility, and lowest total cost of ownership requires a wide range of computer engines,” said Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “All major cloud and OEM customers have adopted EPYC processors to power their data center offerings. Today, with our acquisition of Thinking, we are adding a leading distributed service platform to our high-performance CPU, GPU, FPGA and adaptive SoC portfolio. Thinking’s team brings world-class expertise and a proven track record of innovation at the chip, software and platform level that enhances our ability to deliver leading-edge solutions for our cloud, enterprise and edge customers. ” AMD expects the acquisition to close in the second quarter of 2022, pending regulatory approval.

Start-up Garden of Nemo use Siemens Digital Industries SoftwareXcelerator’s portfolio of to make digital twins of its underwater prototype biospheres, a fruitful agricultural operation. The digital twin simulations help Nemo’s Garden continue design and monitoring when in the past weather conditions, seasonality / short growing seasons, and diving and monitoring restrictions would prolong the design and testing of the biosphere. The company uses a machine learning algorithm (trained by Siemens) to monitor plant growth and environmental conditions within the domes. The biospheres have Siemens Industrial Edge computing devices that monitor sensor data annually and make it available in real time.

Flex Logix has signing licenses develop more than 32 ASICs / SoCs with its EFLX embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, architecture and software. Clients include the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing, DARPA, Datang Telecom / MorningCore Technology, Renesas / Dialog, Sandia National Labs, SiFive, Socionext, and the U.S. Department of Defense. “Flex Logix’s eFPGA IP has moved far beyond a new IP, which only saw silicon in validation and test chips five years ago,” said Geoff Tate, CEO of Flex Logix. “We have seen 71% CAGR on the number of licenses over the last 5 years to December 2021, and the majority of these licenses are used for product chips.” The EFLX module can have arrays anywhere in the chip, be all-logical or be heavy-DSP, have RAM in an array, be very hard if necessary, and is available in 7, 12, 16, 22, 28 and 40 nm process nodes . with more advanced nodes planned.

Intel revealed its Blockscale ASIC for blockchain, will be available by the end of Q3 2022. Features will include a dedicated secure hash algorithm-256 (SHA-256) ASIC processor, up to 580 GH / s hash ratio running and up to 26 J / TH. power efficiency, on-chip temperature and voltage sensing capabilities, and support for up to 256 integrated circuits per chain.

Edge computer company ADLINK Technology says its Ampere Altra Developer Platform based on the COM-HPC Ampere Altra module is available. Ampere Altra, a 32/64/80 core COM-HPC based server type module, is used Arm Neoverse N1 platform. Use cases are for cloud-to-edge development communities in medical imaging and robotic surgery, stationary and mobile robotics, autonomous driving, test and measurement to multimedia broadcast, among others.

Security
La Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) Hardware Security Program (HWS) member companies are looking for semiconductor research to fund in 2022. The SRC HWS extinguish a call on university research teams for 1-page white papers describing a three-year security research project.

Keysight announced CyPerf 2.0, its subscription-based software for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to validate the effectiveness and security of their products when they are deployed. The subscription uses zero-trust security policies. “Today’s distributed cloud networks require that security devices, such as next-generation firewalls, perform well within zero-trust architectures,” said Ram Periakaruppan, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Network Testing and Security Solutions group in a press release. “CyPerf is the first specially built test tool that can validate the application performance and security effectiveness of zero-trust infrastructures for both individual components and ultimate architectures. It offers customers a way to ensure the effectiveness and security of their networks and applications in zero trust. environment giving them the confidence to accelerate innovation. “

VMWare released security updates for several products. La VMware Security Tips VMSA-2022-0011 and VMSA-2022-0012 involve authentication vulnerabilities.

Intel suspended operations en Russiacondemning Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Citrix released security updates for its hypervisor. La thing affects systems with Intel CPUs where privileged code is allowed in guest VM where it can crash the host to crash or render it unresponsive.

Tools
Advantest has unveiled its new “Euclid” 3D Image Viewer due to its Hadatomo photoacoustic microscopes, which are used to measure skin. The viewer can superimpose 2D data taken from melanin, vascular structure and skin structure and turn it into 3D. It can also create tomographic images.

Bruker launched a bencktop Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) tool for forensic narcotic analysis called the Fourier 80 CrimeLab. The CrimeLab uses an NMR Narcotics Profiling module to create detailed reports on the types and amounts of substances in confiscated drug trials.

People, companies
Intel awarded its two top 2022 EPIC Supplier Program awards to 22 companies. Intel founded the program in 1987, but it evolved to stand for EPIC performance means excellence, partnership, inclusion, and continuous improvement. “Outstanding” is for the highest performance across all measures, the “Outstanding” for consistently exceeding expectations.

  • Featured Suppliers Award Recipients:
    Applied Materials, Inc. – with Supplier Diversity Distinction
    Lam Research Corporation. – with Distinction for Supplier Diversity;
    Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
    Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    The PEER Inc. group
    Tokyo Electron Limited
  • Leading Suppliers Award Recipients:
    ASML
    Company Information Company Name AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG
    Brewer Science, Inc.
    Capgemini
    Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Co., Ltd.
    DISCO Corp.
    FormFactor, Inc.
    GF Piping Systems
    JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corp.
    Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Kokusai Electric Corp. – with Security Distinction
    Lasertec Corp.
    Moses Lake Industries (TAMA Chemicals)
    Murata
    Murata Machinery Co., Ltd.
    NAMICS Corporation
    Powertech Technology Inc.
    Synopsys, Inc.
    Technoprobe SPA
    Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Tosoh Quartz, Inc.
    Tosoh SMD, Inc.
    Valex
    Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC
    Wipro Limited

Michal Siwinski joined IP arteries as a chief marketing officer. He had been to Cadence before.

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