Intel | September 20, 2023
Intel is turning software into a new revenue-generating business division, based primarily on the AI obsession.
Intel is the first to bring a true AI accelerator to a PC with Meteor Lake.
Intel Xeon processors of the fifth generation will also debut on December 14.
Next year, the Sierra Forest E-core processor will be available with 288 cores.
Intel has revealed plans to launch an AI PC, set to be released on December 14, featuring Intel Core Ultra processors with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The new processors, codenamed Meteor Lake, will include Intel's NPU for AI acceleration and local inference on the PC, representing an inflection point in client processing. The move is part of Intel's effort to compete with Nvidia and expand its presence in the AI space across various compute needs.
CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, noted ‘AI Everywhere' in a keynote address, surprising some who haven't been paying attention with a December 14 launch date for the AI PC running Intel Core Ultra processors with a comparatively new acronym, NPU, for Neural Processing Unit. In July, he first described the upcoming AI PC era.
The AI PC is expected to launch worldwide, with Acer already planning to unveil a laptop powered by the Core Ultra processor. Intel's AI PC represents a significant development, as it brings a true AI accelerator to a PC. This allows for generative AI tasks to be performed locally, faster, and with higher levels of privacy and security. The AI PC is expected to play a crucial role in supporting AI workloads on local devices, such as PCs, mobile devices, and edge devices.
Analyst at J. Gold Associates, Jack Gold, stated,
The significance of AI on a PC is not to be overlooked, this is a big deal. Intel is the first to bring a true AI accelerator to a PC with Meteor Lake. Microsoft is even adding capabilities in next-gen Windows to access the NPU.
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Local processing power becomes crucial as AI workloads increasingly run on local devices. This shift reduces the need to transfer data to the cloud, improving efficiency and reducing latency. It aims to leverage AI to transform the PC experience, emphasizing the synergy between cloud and PC. This will allow for personal productivity and creativity enhancements. Intel's Core Ultra processors will include Fovoros packaging, combining the NPU, Intel 4 process technology, and graphics capabilities with Intel Arc graphics.
Keysight Technologies | September 22, 2023
Keysight Technologies collaborates with Synopsys to offer IoT device manufacturers a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment solution.
Synopsys' Defensics fuzzing tool will be integrated into the Keysight IoT Security Assessment solution.
The partnership aims to enhance IoT device security as the market experiences rising cybersecurity threats.
Keysight Technologies, a leading company providing design, emulation, and test solutions, and Synopsys are joining forces to provide a robust cybersecurity assessment solution for IoT device manufacturers, ensuring the security of devices before they reach the market. In this collaborative effort, Synopsys' Defensics fuzzing tool will be integrated into the Keysight IoT Security Assessment solution.
Keysight Technologies serves various markets, including communications, industrial automation, aerospace and defense, automotive, semiconductor, and general electronics, by enabling innovation and connectivity. The addition of Synopsys' Defensics to the Keysight IoT Security Assessment solution provides a comprehensive toolset for assessing device security. It combines known vulnerability assessments with a versatile fuzzer capable of analyzing over 300 technology protocols used across diverse industries. This enables rapid testing for unknown vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
The solution detects security flaws while identifying potential exploits arising from weak authentication and encryption, expired certificates, android vulnerabilities, protocol stack flaws, and common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs), including Bluetooth Low Energy attacks like Sweyntooth and Braktooth.
The global IoT device market is witnessing substantial growth and is projected to reach a market value of $413.7 billion by 2031. Whereas, the vulnerabilities of IoT devices make them prime targets for cyberattacks, with 57% of these devices at risk of medium or high-severity attacks, as reported by Palo Alto Networks IoT Threat Report.
Ram Periakaruppan, Vice President and General Manager of Network Test and Security Solutions at Keysight, stressed that securing IoT devices has become increasingly challenging for manufacturers. By partnering with Synopsys and integrating their fuzzing tool, Keysight offers a unified security testing solution that identifies previously unknown protocol stack vulnerabilities while assessing devices for known threats, all through a single, user-friendly interface.
Keysight's IoT Security Assessment solution simplifies and economizes IoT device testing, making it easier for manufacturers to meet the new White House Cyber Trust Mark certification when it becomes available. This turnkey cybersecurity certification platform offers automated validation through a user-friendly interface, allowing device makers to expedite the launch of new IoT products without the need for an extensive team of cybersecurity experts.
Scott Johnson, Vice President of Product Management at Synopsys Software Integrity Group, emphasized the critical nature of security testing for IoT devices. He highlighted that their collaboration with Keysight will provide customers with a comprehensive solution that combines hardware and Defensics fuzz testing software for automated IoT security testing.
This partnership comes at a crucial time when IoT device security is paramount, given the escalating demand for new devices and functionalities.
Business Wire | September 27, 2023
Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), an industry leader in RF-based wireless power network solutions, has partnered with InPlay Inc., a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to engineering advanced low-power wireless communication technologies for the Industrial IoT market, to demonstrate a battery-free temperature and humidity IoT sensor solution. This innovation harnesses the strengths of Energous' PowerBridge technology and InPlay's cutting-edge Bluetooth low-energy beacon system. This solution has the potential to expand into multiple markets within the Industrial IoT ecosystem that Energous is currently focusing on. This collaborative endeavor aims to offer these industries a reliable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient sensor solution.
As IoT expands, particularly within industrial applications, the need to retrofit costly sensor solutions becomes evident. By eliminating cables, removing disposable batteries, and cutting down maintenance costs, we can significantly reduce overall expenses and help deploy sensors at a much larger scale, stated Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous. Our PowerBridge technology delivers consistent power to multiple devices simultaneously, offering greater design flexibility, waterproofing capabilities, and alleviating power-related challenges.
“Energous PowerBridge technology enables wireless power transmission with minimal size and maximum power and cost efficiency,” said Jason Wu, CEO of InPlay. “Our InPlay NanoBeacon SoC solution benefits wireless sensors customers by providing ultra-low-cost, low-power and a programming free design where manufacturers are able to cut down on development costs and achieve a shorter time to market.”
Energous and InPlay will be at the Wireless IoT Tomorrow in Wiesbaden (near Frankfurt airport), Germany from October 18-19, 2023. To schedule a demo at the event, please visit https://energous.com/schedule-a-demo/ or stop by the Energous booth #1 or the InPlay booth #6.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT) has been pioneering wireless charging over distance technology since 2012. Today, as the global leader in wireless charging over distance, its networks are safely and seamlessly powering its customers’ RF-based systems in a variety of industries, including retail, industrial, healthcare and more. Its total network solution is designed to support a variety of applications, including inventory and asset tracking, smart manufacturing, electronic shelf labels, IoT sensors, digital supply chain management, inventory management, loss prevention, patient/people tracking and sustainability initiatives. The number of industries and applications it serves is rapidly growing as it works to support the next generation of the IoT ecosystem.