By Nick Flaherty at www.flaherty.co.uk
October has seen a reduction in the hype on artificial intelligence in embedded systems (although the Qualcomm purchase below is interesting), perhaps as the funding season is coming to an end. But there was significant interest in the expansion of the open source MIPS replacement RISC-V, with SiFive adding Linux support. We've covered Foghorn earlier, so it was good to see a successful round of $30m for rolling out its analytics tech into the IoT. Security continues to be a big challenge for IoT and embedded designs, generating lots of interest with Intel looking to automate the security chain (around its architecture, of course).