DDR5 Runs in Rambus’ Labs
News & Analysis 9/20/2017 1 comment
Rambus has working chips in the lab for DDR5, the next-generation DRAM bus while the industry debates the road ahead for memory in servers.
TSMC Updates its Silicon Menu
News & Analysis 9/14/2017 8 comments
TSMC added process and packaging variants to its broad foundry portfolio, but one analyst said that some updated results were below projections that it made six months ago.
iPhone X Use Which Sensors For Face ID?
News & Analysis 9/13/2017 8 comments
A host of sensors inside iPhone X are responsible for 3D sensing necessary for Face ID -- including infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, front camera and dot projector. So, where does ST fit in?
NXP Tackles V2X, Unveils 'Vision' Roadmap
News & Analysis 9/12/2017 2 comments
NXP tackles V2X debate, unveils partnership with Hella Aglaia, and discusses its next-generation vision processor roadmap, all the while there is an elephant in the room – Qualcomm.
Apple vs Qualcomm: Who Extorted Whom?
News & Analysis 9/6/2017 2 comments
A dispute between Apple and Qualcomm is multi-layered, its facets all loosely connected. Among the more under-reported issues is the complex contractual relationship between the biggest customer in the smartphone market and the most dominant smartphone chip supplier.
Ex-Baidu Scientist Blazes AI Shortcut
News & Analysis 8/31/2017 4 comments
Ren Wu, formerly a distinguished scientist at Baidu, has pulled a new AI chip company out of his sleeve, called NovuMind. In an exclusive interview with EE Times, Wu discussed the startup’s developments and what he hopes to accomplish.
MediaTek Rolls New Smartphone Chips
News & Analysis 8/28/2017 Post a comment
MediaTek, the second-ranked smartphone chip supplier after Qualcomm, is launching a pair of new SoCs for middle-tier handsets that the company expects to lead market growth as the high end loses momentum.
Startup Unveils Graph Processor at Hot Chips
News & Analysis 8/21/2017 Post a comment
ThinCI, in presenting its “Graph Streaming Processor (GSP),” claimed that its graph processor can beat traditional computing engines such as GPU and DSP due to GSP’s abilities to do direct graph processing, on-chip task-graph management and execution, and task parallelism.
Q’comm Details ARM Server SoCs
News & Analysis 8/21/2017 3 comments
Qualcomm will describe at Hot Chips the Falkor dual-CPU custom ARM core in its Centriq server processor slated to ship later this year.
ThinCI Q&A on Deep-Learning
News & Analysis 8/16/2017 1 comment
ThinCI will detail next week at Hot Chips its deep learning processor. Last week, Denso revealed a new subsidiary to develop IP cores for automated driving. We caught up with ThinCI CEO to connect the dots.
Gen-Z Points to New Memories
News & Analysis 8/10/2017 2 comments
The Gen-Z Consortium has first prototypes for its interconnect, pointing toward a disruptive future of many persistent memories.
Apple Under Investigation by ITC
News & Analysis 8/9/2017 3 comments
The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate charges by Qualcomm that Apple iPhone and iPads violates six of its non-standards-essential patents.
ST Sprints While Q’comm Deal Hobbles NXP
News & Analysis 8/1/2017 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is sprinting toward the winner’s circle in MCUs, NFC and sensors, while NXP is hobbled by its pending acquisition by Qualcomm. ST, claiming No. 3 share in volume MCU market, disclosed a plan for 64-bit MCU, and FD-SOI.
Hot Chips Gets More Diverse
Blog 7/26/2017 Post a comment
Hot Chips has a talk for every hot computing topic this year as well as great human networking with many of the most interesting people in the chip business.
IoT Growth Slower Than Expected
News & Analysis 7/25/2017 7 comments
Analysts said that the Internet of Things will crack a billion units a year in 2019, slower than expected, as Andes rolled out four new IoT processor cores.
AMD’s CTO on 7nm, Chip Stacks
News & Analysis 7/24/2017 9 comments
AMD’s chief technologist talks about the company’s needs in 7nm foundry processes, multi-die packaging and EDA for its x86 and graphics processors.
Baidu's Voice Exec Speaks Out
News & Analysis 7/17/2017 Post a comment
The Baidu engineer in charge of its DuerOS group called for all-embedded Wi-Fi chip to pre-install software for its voice-activated cloud services.
Ryzen Rising Slower Than Reports
Blog 7/8/2017 2 comments
Stories based on Passmark data about large and rapid market share gains for AMD’s Ryzen x86 processors are ill informed and raise expectations above reason.
China Makes Two IoT Calls
News & Analysis 7/6/2017 5 comments
Alibaba debuted asmart speakers the same day Baidu expanded its DuerOS, both attacking Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
Four Technologies for Industry 4.0
Blog 7/5/2017 2 comments
The challenge of merging IT with OT domains is to assemble in one place four requisite industrial IoT technologies: networking, processing, user interface, and security.
Expert Panel Debunks AI Hype
News & Analysis 6/26/2017 6 comments
Neural networks will see broad use, but they have real limits and are far from fulfilling the dream of artificial intelligence, said a panel of experts.
Intel Brings VR, 5G to Olympics
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 8 comments
Intel will build experiences using virtual reality, 360-degree video, 5G cellular, and drones for the Olympics starting with the 2018 winter games.
AMD Rolls Epyc Server SoCs
News & Analysis 6/20/2017 3 comments
AMD formally announced Epyc, a family of server SoCs using its Zen x86 core, weeks before Intel is expected to debut its 10-nm Skylake Xeon chips.
Alibaba Fuels China's CPU Gambit
News & Analysis 6/20/2017 Post a comment
C-Sky, designer of China’s home-grown 32-bit embedded CPU processing cores, is quite possibly China’s best kept secret. Its CEO explains why its unique tie with Alibaba is C-Sky's ace in the hole in winning China’s IoT market.
Exascale Project Awards $258M
News & Analysis 6/15/2017 1 comment
Six U.S. chip and systems companies will split $258 million in grants to do research toward building an exascale-class supercomputer by 2021.
Riding Mobileye Coattails, MIPS Juices CPU IP
News & Analysis 6/14/2017 1 comment
Imagination Technologies has rolled out a high-performance, multi-threaded MIPS CPU IP, driving MIPS cores further into automotive and industrial applications that require functional safety. The new CPU core is at the heart of Mobileye’s EyeQ5 SoC.