RISC-V Expands its Audience News & Analysis 12/1/2016 1 comment RISC-V attracted a stellar list of chip architects and executives to its latest workshop, but the effort to grow an open-source instruction set has a big to-do list.
16 Views of ARM TechCon Slideshow 10/28/2016 3 comments ARM’s annual event was all about building and securing the Internet of Things with help from Softbank and little said about its server initiative.
IoT Consumer Groups Merge News & Analysis 10/10/2016 2 comments The Open Connectivity Foundation and AllSeen Alliance will blend their open-source environments into a consumer alternative to Apple’s Homekit and Google’s Weave.
For IoT, Silicon Labs Buys RTOS Vendor Micrium News & Analysis 10/3/2016 2 comments Silicon Labs announced Monday the acquisition of Micrium, a supplier of real-time operating system software. The move effectively positions Silicon Labs as the only IoT chip vendor offering multiprotocol wireless MCUs complete with an embedded RTOS.
Persistent Memory Needs Apps News & Analysis 9/20/2016 6 comments A researcher from Hewlett Packard Enterprise called for apps that use persistent memory on servers although the chips are still more than a year away.
Moto, HTC Top Android Report Blog 9/16/2016 Post a comment A new report shows HTC and Motorola are producing the best Android handsets in terms of OS update speeds and app crash rates, although Sony had the lowest overall crash rate. Beware Russia, it’s a bear when it comes to smartphone fragmentation.
FCC: Get an App for that Video News & Analysis 9/9/2016 2 comments Pay-TV services would be required to provide free apps to access and search their video content under an FCC proposal aimed to open competition in digital media.
Project Ara's Six Errors Blog 9/2/2016 6 comments What exactly failed in Project Ara? Was it the idea of an open hardware community, the very concept of a “modular” phone, or Google "not getting" smartphone users?
19 Views of Hot Chips Slideshow 8/26/2016 1 comment Machine learning, self-driving cars and novel sensors commanded significant attention at this year’s Hot Chips, reflecting a semiconductor industry moving fast in many directions.
19 Views of IDF16 Slideshow 8/19/2016 Post a comment This year’s Intel Developer Forum showed how the x86 giant is seeking ways to pump up and go beyond the PC with new platforms for machine vision, virtual reality, robots, drones and more.
Wintel Reunites in Mixed Reality News & Analysis 8/16/2016 1 comment Microsoft and Intel will release a specification in December for headsets and PCs running Windows 10 that support virtual and augmented reality.
14 Views from the Flash Summit Slideshow 8/12/2016 11 comments The Flash Memory Summit showed shifts NAND flash and other persistent memories including 3D XPoint are making in arrays, accelerators and solid-state drives.
Startup Debuts Open Source SoCs News & Analysis 7/11/2016 3 comments Startup SiFive aims to use the open source RISC-V core as the heart of two SoC platforms, enabling a broader set of engineers to build custom processors.
Apple Expands in AI, Smart Home News & Analysis 6/13/2016 9 comments Apple announced software upgrades for the iPhone/iPad, Macintosh, Apple TV and Apple Watch, expanding its reach in machine learning and the smart home.
Accelerators Unite ARM, IBM, X86 News & Analysis 5/23/2016 2 comments Seven chip companies will define a cache-coherent interface between accelerators and server processors spanning ARM, IBM Power and x86 architectures.
Google Designing AI Processors News & Analysis 5/18/2016 23 comments Google has developed and is running in its data centers a custom accelerator for artificial intelligence its calls a tensor processing unit.
Flash Rides HPE’s Memory Bus News & Analysis 3/29/2016 2 comments Hewlett Packard Enterprise is shipping NVDIMM-N modules, the first in a new line of persistent memory cards analysts say will bolster servers.
Apple v. Samsung: Supreme Decision Ahead News & Analysis 3/18/2016 6 comments Legal experts close to the Apple v. Samsung cases on patent infringement of the iPhone put widely varying results into a broader context of intellectual property law in software.
Facebook Likes Intel's 3D XPoint Slideshow 3/10/2016 7 comments Facebook endorsed Intel’s 3D XPoint memories and got Google to join its Open Compute Project at its annual event that included new processors from Intel and networking code from Microsoft.
Red Hat Drives FPGAs, ARM Servers News & Analysis 2/12/2016 3 comments Red Hat’s chief ARM architect is rallying FPGA makers to set a software standard for accelerators in between trying to get ARM servers ready for the market.
LinkedIn Refines its Network News & Analysis 2/11/2016 4 comments Web giant LinkedIn has defined its own top-of-rack switch for its first mega data center and is studying use of alternative processors for a distributed point-of-presence network.
Facebook Gears up for VR Blog 1/21/2016 1 comment Facebook announced today new software techniques for encoding and streaming video including video from 360-degree cameras and for virtual reality goggles. Clearly the Web giant wants to drive more rich content to its data centers, whether or not you think the Oculus Rift and its competitors will be big hits or belly flops this year.
AMD’s ARM SoC Seeks Sockets News & Analysis 1/14/2016 1 comment AMD announced production availability for its first 64-bit ARM-based server processor, but it lacks customers and is not competitive with Intel’s Xeon.