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B'com Overhauls Network Switches
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6/14/2017   Post a comment
Broadcom announced its Trident 3, an overhaul of its mainstream Ethernet networking switch that now effectively embeds a packet processor.
Greengrass Embeds Amazon in IoT
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6/8/2017   Post a comment
Amazon rolled out Greengrass, a Linux runtime for running AWS services on GHz-class embedded processors in the Internet of Things.
PCI Express Preps Shift to 32G
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6/7/2017   8 comments
The PCI Express bus will get a doubling to 32 GTransfers/s with a Gen 5 planned in 2019 following the rollout of the first Gen 4 systems this year.
3DXP's Memory Role Unclear
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5/31/2017   7 comments
Customers and analysts have mixed views on the outlook for Intelís 3D XPoint chips as main memories in servers 2018.
Intel to Strike Thunderbolt in CPUs
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5/31/2017   12 comments
Thunderbolt is finally on the path to mass adoption thanks to Intelís move to integrate it in future processors and make licensing it easier.
Google Revs Faster TPU
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5/17/2017   4 comments
Google announced a second-gen TPU packing twice the punch of the first, available as a service to run training and inference jobs for machine learning.
HPE Builds Big Data Server
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5/16/2017   4 comments
Hewlett Packard Enterprise built its first full-scale version of the Machine, a 160-TByte research prototype to test benefits of a big main memory.
Nvidia Rolls Volta GPU For 'AI Revolution'
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5/11/2017   2 comments
Nvidia announced Volta, its latest high-end GPU, in an effort to stay ahead of the fast-moving hunger for processor power to run machine learning.
Marvell's New CTO Wants 'Culture of Innovation'
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5/8/2017   10 comments
Neil Kim, the new CTO at troubled Marvell, spent an hour with EE Times at the end of his first week on the job, sharing his goals and views.
400G Deals Winning Hand for Data Centers
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4/21/2017   1 comment
DellíOro Group predicts that 400G will become the next major Ethernet speed for data centers, providing thereís adequate availability of 400G optics.
Bícom Clocks 10G Ethernet in Real Time
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4/19/2017   Post a comment
Broadcom released Quartz, an embedded 10G Ethernet switch for real-time markets in automotive, industrial automation, cellular base stations, and more.
TPU Beat Intel, Nvidia, says Google
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4/5/2017   Post a comment
Google released a paper describing its Tensor Processing Unit and tests showing that it beat an Intel Xeon and Nvidia GPU on machine-learning jobs.
Google Calls for Switch Chip API
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4/4/2017   2 comments
Google called for a common API for Ethernet switches at the Open Networking Summit where it and AT&T cited progress in software-defined networks.
Silicon Wave Rises in Data Center
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3/30/2017   Post a comment
A golden wave of excitement around merchant Ethernet switch chips for the data center is rising with new investments from traditional suppliers and startups.
Eight Views of Bluetooth World
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3/30/2017   Post a comment
Bluetooth World, coming right after the 5.0 release and before the mesh networking launch in July, focused on startups and new use cases for short-range wireless.
Intel Pumps Up PCs with Optane
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3/27/2017   13 comments
Intel announced two M.2 cards using its 3D XPoint memories, aimed at accelerating hard-disk performance in PCs.
Intel Boots Drives with 3D XPoint
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3/19/2017   22 comments
Intel announced its first solid-state drives using its 3D XPoint memory chips, getting a long-awaited foothold in a market between flash and DRAM.
Startup Tips 12.8-Tbit Switch
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3/14/2017   Post a comment
Startup Innovium aims to leapfrog Broadcom with a 12.8-Tbit/s Ethernet switch chip for data centers as networking competition rises.
ARM Servers ĎCompellingí for Microsoft
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3/9/2017   5 comments
Microsoft said it is testing Cavium and Qualcomm ARM SoCs for its data center at the Open Compute event where Facebook and IBM unveiled new servers.
AMD Describes Zen for Servers
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3/7/2017   Post a comment
AMD will announce at the annual Open Compute Project event that its Zen-based x86 Naples server processor will ship by June.
Startup Taps TSMC to Attack Bícom
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3/6/2017   5 comments
Using InFO packaging from TSMC, a startup spun out of Mediatek aims to attack Broadcomís dominance in Ethernet switch chips.
AMD Fires Volley in x86 War
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2/22/2017   1 comment
AMD will start selling March 2 its first Zen-based x86 processor, Ryzen 7, sporting significant price and performance advantages over CPUs from rival Intel.
Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder
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2/13/2017   1 comment
The founder of startup Kandou Bus was among unintended victims of President Trumpís travel restrictions that prevented him from receiving an award in person.
Data Center Calls for 800GE Spec
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2/9/2017   2 comments
Networking veteran Andy Bechtolsheim called for an 800G Ethernet standard this year based on 112G serdes to serve data centers.
Intel Shows 2.5D FPGA at ISSCC
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2/7/2017   6 comments
Intel described its EMIB packaging in an ISSCC session where AMD showed its Zen 86 fits itís a smaller die than Intelís current 14nm chip.
System-in-Package Gets 100G Link
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2/2/2017   Post a comment
Engineers are paving roads to 100G copper links, including a standard that could open a door for new system-in-package devices.
EUV in Focus at Photonics West
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1/25/2017   3 comments
Researchers at Photonics West will discuss advances in a 250W light source for EUV lithography, new infrared cameras and Li-Fi, data communications using LED lights.
IoT Startup Rides LoRa
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1/18/2017   1 comment
Startup TrackNet got $7 million in funding from two OEMs who aim to help it build and sell IoT systems for consumers and business users.
Google Searches for Better Silicon
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1/11/2017   2 comments
A Google data center executive asked semiconductor executives to speed up work on more optimized processors, memories, and interconnects.
Intel Optane a Poor Fit for PCs
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1/6/2017   10 comments
At CES, Intel made the latest of several attempts to add a flash layer to PCs, an admirable goal but not one well suited to its Optane SSDs.
Silicon Photonics Merging Ahead
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1/4/2017   4 comments
Silicon photonics has made considerable progress in a relatively short time to emerge as an important systems technology whose time has come.
2017 Predictions, Networking Edition
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12/21/2016   9 comments
Itís always interesting (and dangerous) to lay out some predictions for the future of technology, so here are a few visions from my crystal ball for networking.
Qícomm Takes ARM Servers to 10nm
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12/7/2016   14 comments
Qualcomm demoed a 48-core ARM server SoC made in a 10-nm process it is now sampling to web data center giants.
Will China Grab ARM Servers?
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12/1/2016   2 comments
Chinaís data center giants have become the next big hope to give traction to ARMís server initiative.
RISC-V Expands its Audience
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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.
IoT to Get Security, Gateway Benchmarks
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11/29/2016   1 comment
The EEMBC group has started work on benchmarks for Internet of Things security and gateways and has existing work in measuring IoT connectivity.
Open Source SoC Debuts
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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
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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.
Intelís Nervana Attacks GPUs
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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.
Manufacturing PCBs: Ensuring Global Consistency
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11/16/2016   1 comment
If you prototype printed circuit boards in the U.S., how can you ensure that laminates and prepregs you used will match those used in offshore volume production?
Intel Preps its AI Strategy
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11/15/2016   3 comments
Intel will lay out what one rival said may be a bet the companyĒ strategy on AI this week, spanning Xeon, FPGA, Movidius processors and more.
HyperBus Drives Toward Autonomous Vehicles
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11/15/2016   Post a comment
The low-pin interface technology that enables customers to use HyperRAM and HyperFlash together or separately now provides the option of including both in single, low footprint package
Hock Tan Carves Up Brocade
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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.
AI Chip Startup Shares Insights
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11/1/2016   1 comment
After announcing funding, startup Graphcore executives talked about their plans in machine learning and building a company.
Microsoft Speeds Open Hardware
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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.
Samsung, Bosch Bet on AI Chip Startup
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10/31/2016   Post a comment
Startup Graphcore announced a $30 million investment from partners including Samsung and Bosch for its processor designed for machine learning.
16 Views of ARM TechCon
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10/28/2016   3 comments
ARMís annual event was all about building and securing the Internet of Things with help from Softbank and little said about its server initiative.
IBM Weaves New 25G Link
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10/14/2016   5 comments
IBM announced OpenCAPI, a 25G interconnect for processors, accelerators and memories with backing from seven partners.
Broadcom Tips 64x100G Switch
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10/11/2016   Post a comment
Broadcom leapfrogged rivals Barefoot and Cavium by sampling Tomahawk II, a 6.4 Tbit/second Ethernet switch chip for data centers.
15 Views from the Robot Frontier
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9/29/2016   Post a comment
The RoboBusiness conference showed industrial, service and educational robots and ingredients for them as well as an update on robotics research at NASA and DARPA.
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