Chips

Planting tiny spy chips in hardware can cost as little as $200

More than a year has passed since Bloomberg Businessweek grabbed the lapels of the cybersecurity world with a bombshell claim: that Supermicro motherboards in servers used by major tech firms, including Apple and Amazon, had been stealthily implanted with a chip the size of a rice grain that allowed Chinese hackers to spy deep into …

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Bosch to make silicon carbide chips in electric vehicle range-anxiety play

DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) – German automotive supplier Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] is launching production of silicon carbide automotive chips, in a move to address the range anxiety that deters many drivers from switching to electric vehicles. FILE PHOTO: A Bosch logo is pictured in Renningen near Stuttgart, Germany July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle Silicon carbide is …

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Weakness in Intel chips lets researchers steal encrypted SSH keystrokes

In late 2011, Intel introduced a performance enhancement to its line of server processors that allowed network cards and other peripherals to connect directly to a CPU’s last-level cache, rather than following the standard (and significantly longer) path through the server’s main memory. By avoiding system memory, Intel’s DDIO—short for Data-Direct I/O—increased input/output bandwidth and …

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Qualcomm promises 5G modems for its mid-range Snapdragon chips

Qualcomm’s president Cristiano Amon outlines the chip maker’s 5G ambitions BERLIN: QUALCOMM WILL SLOT 5G modem chips into its 7000 and 6000-series Snapdragon chips, bringing the best is has to offer in connectivity tech to its non-flagship SoCs. Currently, you’ll find Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 5G modem in the Snapdragon 855 chip, which can be found sitting pretty …

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With upcoming chips, Qualcomm will expand 5G access beyond flagship phones

Wireless carriers are rushing to retool their infrastructure for 5G and the technology is already live in some major cities. Currently, however, only flagship phones such as the $1,299 edition of the Samsung Galaxy S10 can take advantage of the speeds offered by next-generation mobile networks.  Qualcomm Inc. intends to change that. The company, one …

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Semiconductor Engineering .:. Finding Defects In Chips With Machine Learning

The semiconductor industry is using more and different traditional tool types than ever to find killer defects in advanced chips, but they are also turning to complementary solutions like advanced forms of machine learning to help solve the problem. A subset of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning has been used in computing and other fields …

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