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Verification and validation of autonomous systems software

From smartphones to power stations, airliners to e-commerce, our economy and society is increasingly dependent on software running on a variety of devices. However, these devices will become increasingly autonomous, performing everyday tasks from domestic chores to driving cars. The trustworthiness of the software is thus an underlying concern for those who commission, write and use it.

A recent BSI publication (click here for more) has identified five aspects of ...

ARM continues to diversify its business

ARM's latest financial results seem to have brought a smile to the faces of those habitual wearers of red braces in the City of London. Revenues in the second quarter – on a dollar basis, because 90% of the company's sales are conducted in that currency – were up by 17% compared to Q2 2013. The boost in revenues was also accompanied by a larger than would be expected tranche of licencing activity, reflecting 'strong demand' for its latest technology.

Is XMOS about to break out?

It's seven years since XMOS came out of stealth mode and, despite a couple of fairly significant bumps along the road, the company appears to be nicely positioned for the future.

Does IBM’s $3bn investment answer the sale question?

In February, I noted – along with other industry watchers – that IBM had retained investment bank Goldman Sachs to help it determine the future for its microelectronics business. The question was whether there was a buyer or a potential joint venture.

Human Brain Project ruffles European research feathers

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is causing a bit of a fuss amongst Europe's research community. One group, which has aligned itself under the banner of neurofuture.org, believes the HBP is 'controversial and divisive' and that the project is not on course.

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Is XMOS about to break out?

It's seven years since XMOS came out of stealth mode and, despite a couple of fairly ...

Are teachers doing enough?

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting some extremely bright 16-17 year olds at ...

HBP ruffles feathers

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is causing a bit of a fuss amongst Europe's research ...