The move to Verification 3.0 will provide new challenges and opportunities in the electronic design automation space, writes Brian Bailey. While traditional EDA firms will plan an important role, "startups have much more innovative ideas and the ability to turn on a dime in response to market needs and business models," he writes.
A jury has awarded Apple $539 million in damages after deciding that Samsung illegally copied some of the iPhone's features and technology. "Apple ignited the smartphone revolution with iPhone and it is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design," said Apple in a company statement.
In a Thursday conference with concerned publishers and advertisers, Google said complying with new EU data privacy rules would be an ongoing project and promised tools would be forthcoming to help. Meanwhile, a number of digital companies began denying service to European users as the rules took effect Friday, saying the cost of immediate compliance was too great.
Group administrators on Facebook will be getting fresh help maintaining their groups and keeping them safe with a palette of new features. These include a preapproval option for trusted member content and tutorials on safety issues.
Henderson, Nev., is planning a request for proposals to explore the use of drones as part of the city's Smart City Strategy. The city wants to see if drones can be used to enhance public safety, including assisting firefighters and locating lost hikers.
DISH has announced the launch of its AirTV device, which will allow viewers to access free live local feeds from ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. The company has also announced plans to integrate a DVR function this year.
The US government will seek to take control of infected routers and storage devices from hackers after being warned of an impending cyberattack against Ukraine. The FBI has also received permission to take control of an internet domain that a Russian hacking group was using to control the infected devices.
The future of the semiconductor industry lies in "heterogeneous integration of different technologies," not pitch shrinkage, said Etron Technology founder and CEO Nicky Lu. "The mystery of scaling solved by the chip industry can now apply to creating nano-modules for artificial intelligence, IoT, and living things," he said.