If oil is threatened by noncompliant chips, then Western civilization is threatened. We run on oil. The industry until recently has ignored the problem. This may change this fall, but this fall is too late. The following posting from de Jager's discussion list is important for what it doesn't say: (1) the industry has waited too long; (2) everything is vulnerable if this industry is vulnerable.
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On the 29th and 30th of October there will be such a conference in Aberdeen, Scotland. Various companies will be attending and several prominent players in the oil industry will also be speaking. There will be several thrusts to this conference, one of which will be Embedded Systems. If you want to know more then send an email to