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Tech Focus: Three Trends Shaping the Future of EDA

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Niels Faché from Keysight Technologies shares his insights on the key EDA trends impacting the pace of innovation, as more systems companies move to design their own chips and electronic products.

The electronic design automation (EDA) industry is experiencing strong financial growth and is making a vital contribution to the success of much larger semiconductor and electronic systems industries.

The electronic design automation (EDA) industry is experiencing strong financial growth and is making a vital contribution to the success of much larger semiconductor and electronic systems industries.

Trend 1: Domain-Specific Design

Electronic product design is moving toward domain-specific orientation. What impact does domain-specific design have on EDA tool developers and users?

Niels Faché:

It is not enough anymore for product developers to just consider the traditional specifications for a chip or board.

They must also now consider the context in which their products will be integrated and used.

Drivers of design for context in product development teams include increased system complexity, more demanding performance and cost requirement tradeoffs, and shorter development lifecycles.

To address these issues, EDA vendors and users are seeing closer collaboration in the ecosystem from developers of components (such as an RFIC), to a sub-system (such as a radar), and a system (such as an autonomous drive system) to address integration challenges and optimise performance.

Design-for-context raises several challenges and opportunities for EDA tool providers such as:

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Tech Focus: Electric Vehicles On the Road to Industry Adoption

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

The advent of electric vehicles represents a seismic shift in thinking as well as operations. In this thought leadership opinion piece, Thomas Goetzl from Keysight Technologies shares his insights on how this introduces several challenges like pressure on the power grid and a need for sustainable and environmentally friendly material.

Automakers need to reimagine a decade-old industry to meet modern challenges.

Automakers need to reimagine a decade-old industry to meet modern challenges.

Over the next decade, many automakers plan to transform their fleets to electric power, with some announcing goals for fully electric lineups within five years.

Automakers are making products that meet evolving industry standards for safety, emissions testing, and energy efficiency.

The surge in electric vehicles comes with infrastructure, manufacturing, and regulatory challenges that will impact the automotive industry.

The surge in electric vehicles comes with infrastructure, manufacturing, and regulatory challenges that will impact the automotive industry.

They require Electric Powertrain and HEV/EV solutions that address safety, regulatory, and environmental issues.

This significant transformation represents a seismic shift in thinking as well as operations and introduces several challenges like pressure on the power grid and a need for sustainable, environmentally friendly material.

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Interview: Roborock’s Joan Hu Sets Course for APAC in H2 2022

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Joan Hu, Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock, shares her plans for the company in APAC for the second half of this year.

Joan Hu is the Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock.

Joan Hu is the Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock.

To get a picture of Roborock’s strategy for APAC in H2 2022, I asked Joan Hu five questions.

Q1. Roborock has recorded a strong growth in China since its introduction. What do you think contributed to this?

In the robot vacuum market back in 2014, most available products only focused on the basic need that comes with a vacuum – cleaning.

We saw an opportunity to fulfill needs and wants that consumers didn’t know they had yet.

Hence, we grew our R&D department with a team of engineers, scientists, manufacturing experts and designers – all vital for creating products that truly fit our users’ lifestyle.

Q2. Any new vacuum launches this year?

We have just launched the Roborock S7 MaxV in early 2022.

This is an upgrade of our popular Roborock S7, with ReactiveAI 2.0 Obstacle Avoidance System.

The S7 MaxV recognizes objects in its path more accurately and adapts quickly to clean around them, regardless of lighting conditions.

It also features Roborock’s acclaimed VibraRise® technology, a combination of sonic mopping with an automatic mop lift designed to transition smoothly over contrasting surfaces, while delivering effective high-intensity scrubs to tackle surface dirt.

The Roborock Q7 Max robot vacuum cleaner and mop was launched in Singapore recently in April 2022.

The Roborock Q7 Max robot vacuum cleaner and mop was launched in Singapore recently in April 2022.

That’s not all, we also launched the Q7 Max – the latest lineup to our premium Q-series, a range of robot vacuums that combines proven features of our flagship S-Series, including LiDAR navigation, multi-level mapping and customizable app controls, making automated cleaning now an affordable luxury.

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Interview: Gigamon President & CEO on Winning the Cybersecurity Cat-and-Mouse Game

Monday, May 9th, 2022

One week into being promoted to the top job of President and CEO of Gigamon, Shane Buckley sat down with tech4tea.com to share his strategy for Gigamon and how Deep Observability can help enterprises turn the table on sophisticated hackers in the cat-and-mouse game that is Cybersecurity.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO of Gigamon.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO of Gigamon.

Cloud adoption has come into its own in recent years, with the COVID-19 pandemic spurring more digital transformation around the world in two years than the preceding 10 years.

“Here in Asia, the growth of hybrid cloud is phenomenal. 73% of organisations in Asia Pacific that were surveyed will deploy hybrid cloud – more than just a multi public cloud solution – because they want to leverage the existing infrastructure and data centres they have; and to enjoy the flexibility, scale, automation, orchestration, that you get from any of these different cloud based technologies, such as Nutanix, VMware and others,” Buckley said.

This growth and move to the cloud is the driver behind the increased challenges of cybersecurity in this era – because of the complexities of operating on hybrid multi cloud IT infrastructure, and the increased sophistication of hackers.

Buckley shares that “one of the biggest lessons from 2021 is that the nature of the threat is continuing to get more sophisticated, with nation state actors, as well as nefarious groups that have become extremely adept at hacking into some of the world’s supposedly most secure networks and infrastructures”.

Enterprises need all the help they can get securing their IT infrastructure and fending off attacks arising from the increased exposure of the cloud environment.

Buckley observes that this battle is like a “cat-and-mouse” game in which – unfortunately – the mouse is winning. His role at Gigamon is to make sure the nefarious actors don’t win, by teaching and equipping companies and organisations with the ability to better provide security for their infrastructure.

“Gigamon is the leader in visibility and analytics for organisations worldwide, we help secure some of the most secure, most complex, most challenging networks on the planet. Our ability to see, control and secure workloads, no matter where they sit in the hybrid, multi cloud is what we’ve delivered through the Gigamon labs,” says Shane Buckley, President and CEO, Gigamon.

Research has shown that in 2021, 68% of all US organisations were hacked, which was up from over 50% in 2020. Many of those cases – some 25-30 percent – are ransomware attacks where organisations have to pay literally billions of dollars to these actors to release data that had been illegally encrypted and beyond use for those organisations.

“In that environment, where the nature of the threat is getting more sophisticated, we companies who actually provide protection for customers, we’ve got to move faster, because the level of sophistication of these people is becoming exponentially higher. We have to make sure that we can respond,” said Buckley.

“We’re in a unique position to provide those customers with the foundational visibility analytics they need to enhance their security posture and ensure they can minimise risk, maximise compliance, and try as much as we can to get the bad actors out,” Buckley added.

More details from the interview below.

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