RISC-V Expands its Audience News & Analysis 12/1/2016 2 comments 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.
Open Source SoC Debuts News & Analysis 11/29/2016 Post a comment Startup SiFive released its first open-source SoC based on the RISC-V instruction set and an Arduino development board to go with it.
Macom Buys Applied for Comms News & Analysis 11/21/2016 1 comment Macom has bid $770 million for Applied with plans to sell off its X-Gene ARM server SoC unit but cherish its "gold nugget" of networking chips.
15 Views of Printed Electronics Slideshow 11/21/2016 10 comments Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Intel’s Nervana Attacks GPUs News & Analysis 11/17/2016 5 comments Intel will ship AI accelerators from Nervana next year as part of a broad machine learning strategy that is still waiting on its acquisition of Movidius to close.
Intel Preps its AI Strategy News & Analysis 11/15/2016 3 comments Intel will lay out what one rival said may be a bet the company” strategy on AI this week, spanning Xeon, FPGA, Movidius processors and more.
7nm SRAMs, 10nm SoC at ISSCC News & Analysis 11/14/2016 3 comments The annual International Solid State Circuits Conference will showcase advanced work on 7nm SRAMs, a 10nm SoC and an efficient AI SoC.
Chip Veterans Scan Horizon News & Analysis 11/11/2016 3 comments Three industry veterans gave their views of the semiconductor sector’s future at an event where ASML promised a system to advance chip scaling.
Supercomputer Aims for Exascale News & Analysis 11/10/2016 Post a comment U.S. researchers announced $34 million in software projects as part of their plan to build exascale supercomputers that may include new memory and programming technologies.
ASML Invests $1.9B in Next-Gen EUV News & Analysis 11/3/2016 3 comments ASML will spend a total of about $1.9 billion on a collaboration with Zeiss to build next-generation optics for extreme ultraviolet lithography systems
Hock Tan Carves Up Brocade News & Analysis 11/2/2016 1 comment Broadcom bid $5.9 billion for Brocade in a deal that carves up Fiber Channel and Ethernet parts of the systems company.
Microsoft Speeds Open Hardware News & Analysis 11/1/2016 2 comments Microsoft revealed early specs of ts next-generation data center server and said work on open hardware needs to become as fast and flexible as open source software.
U.S. Convenes Chip Study Group News & Analysis 10/31/2016 8 comments The Obama administration convened top semiconductor executives to make recommendations on what the sector needs to deal with threats from China and a slowing Moore’s law.
EVs Will Innovate on Land, Sea, Air Blog 10/31/2016 1 comment Hybrid and pure electric land, water and air vehicles are becoming one business increasingly served by the same companies, but the vehicles and their components are changing out of all recognition.
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 Hears LTE Calling News & Analysis 10/19/2016 Post a comment Qualcomm said AT&T, Verizon and five module makers will use its chip for Cat-M1 and NB1 trials this year and commercial services in 2017.
CEA-Leti: What Crickets Can Teach Us News & Analysis 10/19/2016 Post a comment Bio-inspired research is picking up momentum. But where CEA-Leti’s approach differs from others, more focused on neuromorphic engineering by mimicking the brain, is that “we take a full system approach,” according to Leti’s science director.
Specs Pave Roads Around Xeon News & Analysis 10/11/2016 3 comments Two groups – CCIX and Gen-Z—announced chip interconnects meant to provide open alternatives for the data center to Intel’s Xeon interfaces.
Lam/KLA Failure Cools M&A News & Analysis 10/6/2016 Post a comment Regulators struck down a proposed merger of Lam Research and KLA-Tencor, signaling collaboration will be the focus in process technology.
5 Challenges for 25G Ethernet Blog 9/28/2016 3 comments Here’s a list of the five biggest challenges facing the new generation of 25G Ethernet products in hopes they will be addressed sooner rather than later.
Baidu Releases AI Benchmark News & Analysis 9/26/2016 2 comments Calling for 100x faster processors, Baidu released DeepBench, a benchmark for how fast processors train neural networks.
Imagination 2.0 Update Ships News & Analysis 9/26/2016 Post a comment Imagination Technologies predicts profits this year with streamlined operations under a new CEO and thoughts of new core IP licensing models.
TSMC Expands its 3D Menu News & Analysis 9/22/2016 15 comments TSMC showed an expanding array of foundry process technologies, packaging options and applications-specific platforms at an event.