Posts Tagged ‘ embedded software ’

OpenText offers secure collaboration environment

Jun 16th, 2015 | By

At the 52nd Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, we talked to Rod Simon of OpenText about their collaboration platform, Exceed VA Turbo X that was introduced to the EDA industry at the conference.  With a web-based interface, Exceed VA TurboX is a hybrid solution intended to improve users productivity by enhancing collaboration from any location, securely. Exceed VA TurboX is designed for the enterprise data center so administrators to easily manage and monitor access to sensitive applications and data. Here’s the interview:



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Outsourcing has become a zero sum game with benefits for many

Jun 1st, 2015 | By

This is the latest in our ongoing series of articles on outsourcing, benefits and downfalls.

By Lou Covey
Editorial Director

Outsourcing product design and manufacturing has become an international way of life despite the concern that it takes jobs world_of_outsourcingaway from one country in favor of another. As the practice has matured, it has become more of a zero-sum game as long as the participant realize it is best as a cooperative exercise.

The decision to outsource any part of a product lifecycle is not longer a matter of which country a company will choose, but which countries to choose. …



Sony hacks may force companies to eliminate passwords

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By

This article is the first of a year-long series of articles looking at outsourcing services and how they are no longer just a means of saving money.  We look today into the arena of cybersecurity and a startup using contract software design to create a new security paradigm.

By Lou Covey, Editorial Director

gty_computer_password_ll_131204_16x9_992The hack and subsequent terror threat of Sony Pictures laid bare the inherent weakness of cyber security in the world. Even the most powerful firewall technology is vulnerable to the person with the right user name and password (credentials).  In the case of Sony, the administration credentials were



#ARMTechCon Offers up some nuggets of innovation

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

By Lou Covey
Editorial Director

Trade shows and conferences are becoming exercises in repetition and the loudest participants are generally the ones saying the same things as everyone else.  Once in a while, if you look hard, you can find a couple of products and services you might have missed in the noise.  And New Tech Press found three of them at the ARM TechCon 2014 in Santa Clara, CA this week.

The three companies were Undo, Toradex and Somnium and we stopped to talk to them about their offerings.  Undo, based in Cambridge int he UK, has found a …



Inadequate certification looms in future of embedded software

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

By Lou Covey
Editorial Director

The embedded technology industry continues to have a love/hate relationship with third-party tools and services.  Mostly hate.  Every embedded design product/service provider continues to say their primary competition is in-house providers.  But no where is the practice of in-house provision more dangerous and costly than software certification.  Just ask Toyota about that.

Certification is not becoming easier, it is not becoming less expensive, and getting it right is not just a good idea; it is a matter of life and death.  So we sat down with LDRA has been around for forty years automated analysis …