Mythic AI Accelerator Targets High-End Edge With 35 TOPS | EE Times

AI accelerator chip startup Mythic has launched its first product, a 35-TOPS “high-end edge” accelerator whose analog compute-in-memory architecture enables low power consumption and low cost, alongside low latency and deterministic behavior.

The M1108 uses Mythic’s analog compute-in-memory technique based on 40-nm Flash memory cells. It’s aimed at edge applications such as power-over-ethernet security cameras that need to run sophisticated AI models within a power budget. Another likely application is video analytics boxes which need to accelerate multiple AI models on high-resolution footage while managing power and heat.

Source: Mythic AI Accelerator Targets High-End Edge With 35 TOPS | EE Times

FeFET Memory Startup gets $20m to Turn Logic into Memory Cells | EE Times

In an interview with EE Times, Ali Pourkeramati, CEO of FMC, said there’s considerable interest in its FeFET memory. The company has exclusive license to two fundamental FeFET patents through the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). The company was spun out from TU Dresden in 2016 by its co-founders Stefan Muller and Menno Mennenga.

Source: FeFET Memory Startup gets $20m to Turn Logic into Memory Cells | EE Times

Protecting the Industrial Cloud from Cyberattacks | EE Times

The cloud and edge computing have come to the industrial world and they’re here to stay. Whether one thinks that’s a good or bad thing, it’s now inevitable.

These shifts have been accelerated by the enormous expansion in remote workers due to Covid-19 and their many unmanaged or insecurely managed devices, along with the connection of millions more imperfectly managed devices via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

While the expansion of cloud services can help solve some cybersecurity problems for industrial companies, including the vastly expanded attack surface caused by remote workers, it also spawns new security problems.

Source: Protecting the Industrial Cloud from Cyberattacks | EE Times

China TSMC Rival HSMC Runs Out of Cash, Ex-CEO Says | EE Times

Wuhan Hongxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (HSMC) is the latest casualty in the technology war between China and the United States.

The debt-ridden company is insolvent, according to the company’s ex-CEO.

“Investors ran short of cash,” ex-CEO Chiang Shang-yi, told EE Times in a message via LinkedIn. “I got caught by surprise. It’s over now, and I’m back home in California.” Chiang, the former head of R&D at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), didn’t elaborate.

Source: China TSMC Rival HSMC Runs Out of Cash, Ex-CEO Says | EE Times

Europe must stand up to Hungary and Poland | George Soros

The European Union cannot afford to compromise on the rule-of-law provisions it applies to the funds it allocates to member states.

Hungary and Poland have vetoed the European Union’s proposed €1.15 trillion seven-year budget and the €750 billion European recovery fund. Although the two countries are the budget’s biggest beneficiaries, their governments are adamantly opposed to the rule-of-law conditionality that the EU has adopted at the behest of the European Parliament. They know that they are violating the rule of law in egregious ways and do not want to pay the consequences.

Source: Europe must stand up to Hungary and Poland – George Soros

Tax havens: patience is running out – Eva Joly

The OECD has proved unable to tackle tax havens, so it is up to the European Union to do so.

Did people really hope that the club of rich countries that is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) would be able to offer the world solutions to end tax abuses by multinational corporations? Seven years after being mandated by the G20—the world’s top 20 economies—to overhaul the international tax system, the institution recently revealed a series of proposals which are as complex as they are disappointing.

Source: Tax havens: patience is running out – Eva Joly

Poland makes case for new EU cyber center seat | EURACTIV.com


Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki has been attempting to make the case for his country to host the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Center (ECCC), in a letter sent to EU leaders seen by EURACTIV.

In 2018, the European Commission presented a regulation establishing the center, which would receive funding from both the Digital Europe and Horizon Europe programs as part of the next EU long-term budget.

The objective of the center, which would operate alongside a network of national competence hubs, would be to centralize the European cybersecurity technological and industrial ecosystem and pool resources in the field, as a means to bolster the bloc’s resilience in the face of increasing cybersecurity threats.

Source: Poland makes case for new EU cyber centre seat – EURACTIV.com

Post-Brexit UK to unveil biggest defense budget hike in 30 years, despite pandemic | EURACTIV.com


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Thursday (18 November) the biggest increase in British defense spending since the end of the Cold War, EURACTIV has learned.

The announcement comes in the same week that the UK moves closer to a crunch decision on its future relations with the EU and member states scramble to consolidate European defense initiatives.

In a speech to the House of Commons on Thursday, Johnson will announce a £16.5 billion increase in defense spending over the next four years. The step will make the UK the largest defense spender in Europe and the second-largest in NATO, after the United States.

Source: Post-Brexit UK to unveil biggest defence budget hike in 30 years, despite pandemic – EURACTIV.com

EU’s threat analysis running out of time as bloc’s security problems multiply | EURACTIV.com


EU defence ministers agreed at an informal meeting in Berlin on Wednesday (26 August) to work closer together militarily and develop a common strategic culture, highlighting the growing need for Europe’s common defence policy at a time of escalating challenges in the bloc’s neighborhood.

“We see the development in Mali, we see the demonstrations in Belarus, we see the increasing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean,” German defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told reporters, stressing it would be necessary for Europe to be more capable of acting to uphold its own security.

“For this, we need a strategic compass,” she said, adding it would be necessary “that Europe becomes more capable of acting for its own security than it is today”.

The meeting was held under the auspices of the German presidency of the EU.

Source: EU’s threat analysis running out of time as bloc’s security problems multiply – EURACTIV.com

Call for a Child Union | Sign & Share the call


Within the European Union, even before the pandemic, 23 million children were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The financial difficulties endured by European families due to Covid-19 as well as the disruption in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services have further strained an already perilous situation.

We know that we can and must do better.

That is why we invite you to join this call for a Child Union built on three objectives:

  1. A rapid entry into force of the European Child Guarantee
  2. The development of an investments ecosystem for European children starting with a correct planning of the Next Generation EU funding
  3. Guaranteed equal access to quality and inclusive early childhood education and care for all

Source: Call for a Child Union – Sign & Share the call