Battle Strategy and Terrain Complexity (TERCOM)

Citing Wikipedia: “An advantage of terrain occurs when military personnel gain an advantage over an enemy utilizing, or simply in spite of, the terrain around them. The term does not exclusively apply to battles, and can be used more generally regarding entire campaigns or theaters of war. Mountains, for example, can block off certain areas, making it unnecessary to station troops within the…

Counterfeit Electronics Detection – An Ontonix Success Story

From a Hill’s article: “… counterfeit electronics that threaten the reliability of military hardware and our critical infrastructure for telecommunications, energy and transportation. A study by the Senate Armed Services Committee found more than 1,800 cases of suspected counterfeits in advanced missile systems, helicopters, submarines and more. Because our company provides counterfeit detection services and…

Best Way to Protect Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (from Wikipedia) “is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, ….. such as copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.” Creating new Intellectual Property is a very lengthy process: To start with, it requires plenty of IP to create new IP. It is not something you simply decide to…

Simplifying a Business is … Like Alchemy

Trying to simplify a business without being able to measure its complexity (simplicity) is like a doctor who proposes a weight loss diet but has no means of measuring the weight of his patients. If one has no complexity metric then we’re talking of subjective opinions, sensations, feelings, certainly not science. The silly images such…

Complexity of Car Electronics: Testing and Reliability

In an interesting article entitled Reliability Paradox for Worldwide Automotive Electronics and published in: 2017 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), one may read: “Automotive Electronics is growing ever since the technological advancement has brought about a revolution in the Automotive Semiconductor and Telematics industry, especially in the past decade. Utilization of microelectronics and hence circuits’…

Which 21-st Century Technology is the Most Dangerous?

Which technology is the most dangerous? Which technology is most feared? Is it Artificial Intelligence? Is it nanotechnology? Genetic manipulation? Nuclear energy? Maybe superconductivity? Or robotics? No, it is none of these. The most dangerous technology of the 21-st century is indubitably QCM – Quantitative Complexity Management. The QCM has been established in the early…