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Biometric security and the future of mobile payments

According to Patrick Moorhead, Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, security has become one of the “biggest issues” in today’s technologically-connected society. “We use mobile devices to transfer money, pay bills and even to share our health information. Nevertheless, most users don’t want to spend a great deal of time thinking about the security […]

December 6, 2016

Securing the Internet of Things starts with transistors

Asaf Ashkenazi, senior director of product management in Rambus’ Security Division, has penned an article for Semiconductor Engineering about the six “Strategic Principles” for securing the Internet of Things (IoT) outlined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Perhaps the most important of these principles, says Ashkenazi, is the concept of implementing security at […]

December 5, 2016

Augmented Reality (AR) goes shopping

Qualcomm defines Augmented Reality (AR) as the superimposition of digital content on top of a view of the real world. Popularized by games such as Pokémon GO, the technology facilitates significant opportunities for brick-and-mortar stores. AR has already been adopted by a slew of retailers across diverse markets including travel, real estate, food, furniture, toys […]

December 1, 2016

Mobile wallet use up in 2016

A recent survey commissioned by Capital One has found that nearly one quarter (24%) of respondents are using mobile wallets in some capacity, with 16% leveraging the technology to make purchases. Of the 24%, more than 63% confirmed the use of a mobile wallet for less than year. As Mobile Payments Today notes, the above-mentioned […]

November 30, 2016

Future smart buildings will adapt and learn

Tom Carroll of JLL property services recently penned an article for the UK-based publication Computing that explores the future of intelligent buildings. As Carroll explains, advanced sensors and the ubiquitous adoption of mobile devices, combined with the rapidly burgeoning IoT, will transform the services a building is capable of offering.

November 29, 2016

Saving power with HBM

Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering notes that power has always been a “global concern” in the design process because it affects every part of a chip. Nevertheless, partitioning for power rather than functionality or performance has not, historically, been seriously considered, although the status quo is beginning to change.

November 28, 2016

Rambus talks vehicle security at TU-Automotive

Joe Gullo, the senior director for Rambus automotive strategy and development, recently participated in a TU-Automotive panel that explored the importance of securing next-gen autonomous vehicles. Indeed, the number of threat vectors in the automotive sector have exponentially increased in recent years. This is due to a range of factors, such as more complex software […]

November 22, 2016

Solid State Circuits Magazine highlights lensless smart sensors

A Rambus VLSI Symposium paper on lensless smart sensor (LSS) technology has been cited in Solid State Circuits Magazine. “In an invited paper, Rambus presented an overview of lensless smart sensors that rely on phase-modulated diffraction gratings above a conventional imaging array. Compared to a lens, this More-than-Moore diffraction grating, seen in Figure 6, can […]

November 21, 2016

U.S. mobile payments ready to ramp

New research published by eMarketer confirms that 38.4 million Americans 14 and over will have used their mobile phones to pay at a point of sale at least once in the preceding six months during 2016. According to eMarketer analyst Bryan Yeager, the above-mentioned statistics represent 19.4% of U.S. smartphone users, although the figure is […]

November 16, 2016

Set-top boxes go cardless with hardware security cores

Embedded security cores are becoming an increasingly popular option for set-top box chipsets. To be sure, set-top boxes that eschew smart cards in favor of hardware security cores offer operators robust protection with embedded, integrated hardware that is capable of performing a range of functions, including the secure storage and protection of cryptographic keys against […]

November 15, 2016
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