Week in Review: Automotive, security, pervasive computing

Stellantis AND Foxconn formed a 50/50 joint venture called SiliconAuto, based in the Netherlands. The goal is to bridge the gap between supply and demand for chips used in computer-controlled functions and modules, especially for electric vehicles (EVs).

THE WE Department of justice created a National Security Cyber ​​Section within its National Security Division to increase capacity to disrupt and respond to malicious cyber activity and foster partnerships to address increasingly sophisticated and aggressive cyber threats from state adversaries- hostile nation.

THE WE Department of National Security announced an AI task force. Its goals include working with partners in government, industry and academia to assess the impact of AI on the country’s ability to protect critical infrastructure.

THE WE Department of Transportation opened an assessment in 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 after receiving 30 consumer complaints claiming reduced or total loss of power. Many consumers have reported a loud pop and warning message, with varying time intervals between these signals and the loss of potency.

Automotive ecosystem

Delta agreed to buy HY&T Investments and its subsidiaries, including its Germany-based one TB&C Group, for 142 million (~US$155 million). TB&C Group develops hybrid technologies for mechanical components applied in automotive, industrial and medical applications, and the purchase is expected to enhance Delta’s electric vehicle (EV) battery management system (BMS).

Continental has released its Smart Cockpit high-performance computer (HPC), which allows the integration of various domains and functions, such as instrument cluster and infotainment, into one box. The HPC features an interface to an Android operating system, including display, radio, telephone, phone mirroring and navigation, as well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Fig. 1: Continentals Smart Cockpit HPC. Source: Continental

SkyTran he’s using Siemens Simcenter MAGNET software from the company’s Xcelerator portfolio to create a new maglev transit system for personal urban rapid transit. The software has helped skyTran reduce physical prototyping costs by 90%, according to a release.

I it will support the latest CYT6BJ series from Infineons TRAVEO T2G Body MCU family. It features 16MB of built-in flash memory with a quad-core Arm Cortex-M7 and meets the requirements of ISO 26262 up to ASIL B. IAR said it is ideal for complex body electronics applications and covers area controllers of medium-low range for the new E/E architectures.

WISeKey AND SEALQ has implemented a solution for safe and continuous charging of electric vehicles involving a “VAULTIC secure element, with a trusted identity”. Security is handled via INeS Managed PKI as-a-Service, which enables secure authentication and encrypted data exchange between an electric vehicle, station, network and service providers.

China has announced a new round of electric vehicle tax breaks worth an estimated $72.3 billion over four years. The tax credit scheme began in 2014 and aims to boost demand for electric vehicles within China. EV buyers will receive up to $4,000 off the purchase price through 2027, after which the credit will be cut in half.

They revive drivers will be able to log in Teslas Supercharger Network in 2024, moving Tesla one step closer to becoming the industry standard for electric vehicle charging. Ford and General Motors had previously joined the network.

The automotive industry is in the midst of rapid change on many fronts. OEMs are exploring new functions and features to add to their vehicles, including chiplets, electrification and autonomous features, as well as new vehicle architectures. But all of this depends on the relationships between all the ecosystem actors involved.


Microsoft announced that a threat actor, tracked as Storm-1359, caused a recent outage affecting many Azure users. The company said the attacks likely rely on access to multiple virtual private servers (VPS) in combination with rented cloud infrastructure, open proxies and DDoS tools. Distributed Denial of Service attacks involve flooding a network with malicious traffic so that it cannot function normally.

Progress software has provided updates on the actions needed to prevent further breaches of its MOVEit file transfer software following a widespread attack last week claimed by the CL0P Ransomware Gang.

Awards for justice offered a bounty of up to $10 million for information about the CL0P Ransomware Gang or any other malicious cyber actor targeting critical US infrastructure to a foreign government.

ASUS advised users of certain Wi-Fi router models to install the latest security update in their firmware, or disable WAN-side accessible services to avoid potential attacks.

CISA issued several alerts and warnings. One provides details on current ICS-related security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits. The others include vulnerabilities involving Enphase Installer Toolkit 3.27.0. and the Enphase Envoy D7.0.88 Energy Monitor.

According to a new survey by Equinix. Additionally, 87% of respondents said that improving cybersecurity was among their top priorities to keep up with current and future business needs, and 74% said cyberattacks were a top threat.

pervasive calculation

Cisco launched two new routers based on its Silicon One architecture, which will target advanced implementations of Ethernet-based artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) and web-scale plugs. The devices are based on 5nm process technology, with speeds ranging from 25.6 to 51.2 Tbps, depending on the model.

InfineonXENSIV PAS CO2 sensor has met the requirements for two internationally recognized green building certifications. The sensor is based on photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) technology and integrates a PAS transducer (MEMS acoustic detector, infrared source and optical filter), a microcontroller for signal processing and algorithms, and a MOSFET chip to drive the source at infrared.

Fig. 2: The new CO of Infineon2 sensor. Source: Infineon

Infineon also launched its Edge Protect integrated security solution with a range of categories and configurations to help consumer and industrial IoT OEMs better protect their brand, reduce liability risk, protect intellectual property, and bring their products to market faster.

Rambus has released a new GDDR6 memory interface, offering a data rate of up to 24 Gigabits per second (Gb/s), providing 96 Gigabytes per second (GB/s) of bandwidth per GDDR6 memory device. The focus is high-bandwidth memory performance for AI/ML, graphics, and networking applications.

Maeve aerospace adopted Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services to help develop Maeve 01, a next-generation, zero-emission, all-electric passenger aircraft with 44-passenger capacity and a range of 250 nautical miles.

DB GlobalChip deployed Cadences SpectreFX Simulator, integrated with Specter AMS Designer.

AI accelerator chips that primarily use high-bandwidth memory (HBM) are projected to have a total HBM capacity of 290 million GB in 2023, a growth rate of nearly 60%, according to TrendForce. The prediction applies to chips, including NVIDIA’s H100 and A100, AMD’s MI200 and MI300, and Google’s TPU. Growth is expected to continue at a rate of at least 30% in 2024.

Microsoft introduced its new Azure Quantum Elements system and claimed it can speed up some chemical simulations by 500,000 times. This reduces the equivalent of a year of research to one minute.

HP extension he’s using AMDs EPYC Embedded series processors to power its new modular, multi-protocol storage solution, HPE Alletra Storage MP.


Vitesco technologies and the French Agency for Alternative and Atomic Energy (CEA) announced the final results of a three-year research and development project targeting a switched battery (SWIBA). Benefits include a 6% range improvement, a 20% reduction in recharge time, and 15% longer battery life.

A member of StanfordStarling’s Lab for Data Integrity explained how researchers are using cryptography and blockchain technologies to verify the veracity of images and videos to help restore trust in digital media.

Researchers a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported on an electrocatalysis-enabled system for intelligent and precise recycling of nitrogenous nutrients through electrifying nitrate-rich wastewater. The smart farming platform aims to improve crop yields and minimize pollution.

The Department of Energy supercomputer Theta Argonne National Laboratory helped the researchers of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) find the essential factors that control a structural change of a key viral protein in HIV called a protease.


Find upcoming chip industry events here, including:

  • MIPI DevCon 2023: Mobile and Beyond, June 30, San Jose, CA
  • DAC 2023- Design Automation Conference, 9 July 13, San Francisco
  • Rambus Design Summit, July 18 – 19, online
  • 2023 Flash Memory Conference & Expo, August 8-10, Santa Clara, CA
  • 32nd USENIX Security Symposium, August 9-11, Anaheim, CA

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