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Wearables eyed for mobile payments

According to Samsung, wearable vendors and banks have been piloting and launching a number of solutions that employ multiple types of near field communication (NFC)- enabled form factors, including fobs, rings and stickers in addition to smartwatches and wristbands. Although wearable payments are considered an early niche market, gradual growth is projected as the industry […]

November 14, 2016

Millennials want seamless and secure mobile payments

A recent survey commissioned by VocaLink found that more than a third of Dutch millennials (36%) and a quarter of UK millennials (25%) are now making mobile payments in-store, online and in-app. As Rian Boden of NFC World reports, the survey also found that 58% of UK respondents would prefer to use a mobile payment […]

November 10, 2016

The evolving requirements of IoT security

Ed Sperling and Jeff Dorsch of Semiconductor Engineering recently penned an article about the future of IoT security. Specifically, the two journalists highlighted the distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against Dyn which saw waves of attacks created by Mirai malware. “Connected devices of all sizes can [now] be amassed into an army of bots […]

November 9, 2016

The evolution of embedded FPGAs

Brian Bailey of Semiconductor Engineering observes that systems on chip have been manufactured with numerous processing variants ranging from general-purpose CPUs to DSPs, GPUs and custom processors which are highly optimized for certain tasks. “When none of these options provide the necessary performance or consumes too much power, custom hardware takes over. But there is […]

November 8, 2016

Design-led marketing with SVEN

Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel recently curated a Silicon Valley Executive Network (SVEN) event that convened at Accenture’s Redwood Shores Liquid Studio to explore how design thinking can create a truly competitive advantage. Nadel, who has a background in psychology and scientific research, as well as experience in both design and marketing, opened the conference by […]

November 7, 2016

Looking beyond Dennard Scaling

Robert H. Dennard co-authored his now-famous paper for the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits way back in 1974. Essentially, Dennard and his engineering colleagues observed that as transistors are reduced in size, their power density stays constant. Meaning, power use stays in proportion with area, as both voltage and current scale (downward) with length.

November 3, 2016

Semiconductor Engineering highlights side-channel attacks

Brian Bailey of Semiconductor Engineering recently penned an article highlighting the danger side-channel attacks pose to connected devices and systems. “As the world begins to take security more seriously, it becomes evident that a device is only as secure as its weakest component. No device can be made secure by protecting against a single kind […]

November 2, 2016

Let’s talk about the future of mobile payments

Mobile payments currently offer a number of benefits for consumers, retailers and financial institutions. However, next-gen mobile payments will shape the contours of a new retail paradigm that can help redefine the traditional brick-and-mortar experience. Indeed, shopping will one day become a truly interactive experience, with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi beacons scanning digital profiles, stored in […]

November 1, 2016

Simplifying tokenization for mobile payments

Martin Cox, a Strategic Product Marketing at Rambus Bell ID, recently observed that technologies such as tokenization are steadily evolving as the mobile payments ecosystem matures. “Now a security requirement for paying by smartphone, banks are faced with the challenge of implementing and managing tokenization,” he explained.

October 31, 2016

Tom’s Hardware highlights DPA countermeasures

Earlier this week, we announced that NVIDIA had licensed Rambus’ Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures to protect its visual computing products against side-channel attacks. As Nathaniel Mott of Tom’s Hardware reports, Rambus’ countermeasures will help protect NVIDIA’s GPUs from side-channel attacks that steal encryption keys by measuring the power consumption of a device.

October 27, 2016
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