Open Source has completely transformed the way the security industry operates in the 2020s, via a collective, collaborative approach whereby many “eyes” are working together to spot vulnerabilities and release fixes.
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Long gone are the days when all semiconductor chips were designed and manufactured by semiconductor foundries. Today’s chip customers can submit their own designs, and foundries can tape them out into custom, “application-specific ICs” (ASICs) specifically targeting unique applications.
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“Flatburn,” a low-cost open source device developed at MIT’s Senseable City Lab, enables checking air quality anywhere and can be built using a 3D printer or by ordering inexpensive parts.
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The 20’s are all about disruption and rapid change. With awareness of AI at an all-time high, industry leaders have called for a pause along with an independent review of the powerful AI systems that are growing more powerful with each release.
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Automakers around the world have struggled with chip shortages since 2021, with estimates of normal chip availability returning this year. Things haven’t trended that way, however, leading to fears that the silicon supply-chain won’t return to normal levels until 2024. Continue reading “Chip shortages to plague automotive through 2023”
Increasing security issues and exploits are driving up the numbers of secure hardware shipments as well as driving developers and systems to more ‘memory safe’ languages. Continue reading “‘Memory Safe’ languages + Secure Hardware expand to combat security issues”
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s ”Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors” (CHIPS) and Science Act for America Fund, a $50 billion investment to catalyze long-term growth in the domestic semiconductor industry in support of our national and economic security, was signed into law earlier this year. Continue reading “Beyond Silicon: $50 Billion CHIPS for America Program Stimulates Innovation”
A recently released study from the Wilson Research Group reports that nearly a quarter of ASIC and FPGA chip designs during 2020 tapped open-source RISC-V technology, flagging it as one of the top trends in compute.
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The Apple Mac with the company’s M1 chip has now been in the hands of developers for several months, and software is increasingly being ported to the new hardware. So how’s that going?
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Created just a decade ago, “Rust” is a modern programming language aimed at performance and safety — especially for applications requiring safe concurrency.
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