The IEEE is helping the National Institute of Standards and Technology address certification and accreditation of systems by opening work on a standard that will enhance security. The P1700 security architecture standard (http://ieeeia.org/scaiswg/) will create a basis for ensuring a system's techniques for maintaining quality of service are in line with its security risks. The overall standard architecture and some versions that implement it should be done this year.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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