Chip maker AMD acknowledges it is looking into critical vulnerabilities and an exploitable backdoor in its latest line of processors after an Israel-based security firm ambushed the company with a report this week detailing more than a dozen serious security holes in its products.
Writing for Fortune this week, Katherine Noyes has an interesting piece that looks at how ARM is looking to parlay its success in the mobile phone market into a dominant role as a supplier for the Internet of Things (IoT). “There’s a real opportunity here,” Noyes quotes Ian Ferguson, ARM’s vice president of segment marketing saying. AMD licenses designs to silicon makers like Qualcomm and AMD. Already, some of those designs are showing up in IoT products like fitness bands. That could expand – and mobile phones are the management interface for many IoT products, which also stokes ARM’s business. But the company thinks the real opportunity lies in commercial technology for verticals like infrastructure (smart cities), manufacturing and oil and gas exploration. “You’ve got highly valued assets, so preventative mechanical services can help improve efficiency by detecting problems before they break down,” Ferguson said. ARM acquired Sensinode Oy in August, 2013. Sensinode pioneered software and […]