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Biocompatible Bilayer Graphene-Based Artificial Synaptic Transistors (BLAST) Capable of Mimicking Synaptic Behavior thumbnail

This new technical paper titled “Metaplastic and energy-efficient biocompatible graphene artificial synaptic transistors for enhanced accuracy neuromorphic computing” was published by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Sandia National Laboratories. Abstract “CMOS-based computing systems that employ the von Neumann architecture are relatively limited when it comes to parallel data storage and processing. …

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BTI attacks Despite The New Isolation-Based HW Defenses (VU Amsterdam ) thumbnail

A technical paper titled “Branch History Injection: On the Effectiveness of Hardware Mitigations Against Cross-Privilege Spectre-v2 Attacks” was presented by researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) at the USENIX Security Symposium in Boston in August 2022. Abstract: “Branch Target Injection (BTI or Spectre v2) is one of the most dangerous transient execution vulnerabilities, as …

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On the Way to Quantum Sensors thumbnail

The new research project IQ-Sense – Integrated Spin Systems for Quantum Sensors aims to measure physical quantities such as temperature, pressure, magnetic or electric fields with unprecedented precision. Such measurements using quantum sensors are of fundamental importance in the natural and engineering sciences, but also in the life sciences and medicine. The project brings together research …

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Mercury Systems Receives $12M Order for Advanced Packaging of GPS Modules thumbnail

Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $12 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide advanced trusted and secure manufacturing and packaging for their GPS modules. The GPS modules will enable precision munition capabilities for the U.S. Army. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2022 fourth quarter …

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Syscall Attacks on PKU-based Isolation Systems (Graz University of Technology) thumbnail

This technical paper titled “Jenny: Securing Syscalls for PKU-based Memory Isolation Systems” was presented by researchers at Graz University of Technology (Austria) at the USENIX Security Symposium in Boston in August 2022. Abstract: “Effective syscall filtering is a key component for withstanding the numerous exploitation techniques and privilege escalation attacks we face today. For example, …

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Side-Channel Attack “Binoculars” Exploits Interactions Between HW Page Walk Operations & Other Memory Operations thumbnail

New technical paper titled “Binoculars: Contention-Based Side-Channel Attacks Exploiting the Page Walker” was presented by researchers at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Tel Aviv University at the USENIX Security Symposium in Boston in August 2022. Abstract: “Microarchitectural side channels are a pressing security threat. These channels are created when programs modulate hardware resources in a …

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Novel Attack Against Physical Side-Channel Monitoring Systems thumbnail

This new technical paper titled “Hiding in Plain Sight? On the Efficacy of Power Side Channel-Based Control Flow Monitoring” was presented by researchers at Rutgers University, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security (Germany), and Georgia Tech at the USENIX Security Symposium in Boston in August 2022. Abstract (partial): “Physical side-channel monitoring leverages the physical phenomena …

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The Internet of Things needs ultra-compact supercapacitors thumbnail

Increased demand for super tiny electronic sensors coming from healthcare, environmental services and the Internet of Things is prompting a search for equally tiny ways to power these sensors. A review of the state of ultracompact supercapacitors, or “micro-supercapacitors,” concludes there is still a lot of research to be done before these devices can deliver …

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US CHIPS ACT Now Approved by President Biden – What’s Next? thumbnail

Yesterday, President Biden signed the long-awaited CHIPs Act into law. So, “what’s next” for the US semiconductor industry? The electronic materials advisory firm TECHCET offers insight. Pres. Biden signs CHIPS Act, from news feed from US News 8/9/2022 The US CHIPS Act will attempt to level the playing field by encouraging device makers, and their …

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