Organizers of the Design Automation Conference, scheduled for June 5-9 in Austin, have issued a call for participation in the conference’s Design/IP track, which will bring together IC designers, IP core designers, IP ecosystem providers, embedded software and system developers, automotive electronics engineers, security experts, and engineering managers. The deadline for submissions is February 4.
The UK government is plotting a digital strategy and is seeking ideas from public and industry. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey writes, “In 2010, a revolution began. Changes were afoot in east London as a cluster of tech startups began a digital transformation. Tech City UK was born, and in the last five years, the UK’s digital economy has changed beyond recognition—and in ways few people would have predicted.”
“When Honda Motor Company said two months ago that it would no longer use Takata as supplier of its airbags, the automaker said that testing data on the airbags had been ‘misrepresented and manipulated,’” write Danielle Ivory and Hiroko Tabuchi in the New York Times. “Now, newly obtained internal emails suggest the manipulation was both bold and broad, involving open exchanges among Takata employees in Japan and the United States.”
New York City is replacing thousands of pay phones with Wi-Fi hotspots. “The hot spots will sit atop a 9.5-foot tall box with electronic screens on each side to display advertising,” writes Ryan Knutson in the Wall Street Journal. “Sandwiched between the sidewalk ads will be an Android tablet that can be used to place free phone calls and surf the Web.” A joint venture involving Qualcomm and Alphabet is running the project.