Imagine that you were a company investing lots of cash in a specific new-product direction, and you went to your customers to tell them the good news – and they reacted with, “Meh… I’ll never use it.” What would you do with that? Double down? Or change directions?
That’s an oversimplified view of what happened at GlobalFoundries earlier in … Read More → "The Pivot to Relevance"
Did you know that the United States is the world’s biggest target for cybersecurity attacks? According to Ponemon’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study, 38% of the global cyber attacks were aimed at the United States. This study also found that the average … Read More → "Privacy by Design"
“Let’s do the time warp again.” – Riff Raff
My relationship with Radio Shack goes back more than 50 years, when the company opened a store on Shelbyville Road near my home in Louisville, Kentucky. Heck, I even worked in a suburban Radio Shack as a freelance repair person for a summer during my college days, and I’ve still got the 50< … Read More → "The Radio Shack at the End of the Universe"
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry” – Thomas Paine
Sometimes security is just for show and sometimes it’s the real thing. You can get a retiree to put on a blue uniform and stand outside a suburban bank to provide a bit of security theater. Or you can have a team of armed Navy SEALs infiltrate a … Read More → "CPU Security Gets Hardcore"
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that FPGA-based compute acceleration is suddenly a hot topic. And, even from under the rock, you probably got the memo that Intel paid over $16B to acquire Altera a couple years back – mostly to capitalize on this “new” emerging killer app for FPGA technology. These days there is an enormous battle brewing for control … Read More → "Ye Olde FPGA Acceleration"