AI Silicon Preps for 2018 Debuts
News & Analysis 1/22/2018 1 comment
A dozen startups are readying the first merchant chips to accelerate deep neural networks, but the underlying algorithms are still rapidly evolving.
Facebook Likes $1K Base Stations
News & Analysis 11/9/2017 3 comments
Facebook showed its design open source cellular base station that could cost less than $1,000 at a summit of carriers working on software-defined networks.
5 Ways To Navigate Fog IoT
Blog 10/23/2017 8 comments
As fog computing moves toward broad deployment, I offer some tips to those designing, connecting to and using fog-based systems.
12 Views of Drone World Expo
Slideshow 10/5/2017 2 comments
Commercial drones are ready to take off at Airbus, GE, Facebook, Google and elsewhere but air traffic control systems to manage them are still at least a year away.
iPhone 8 Still Packs Q’Comm, NXP
News & Analysis 9/22/2017 6 comments
A teardown of the iPhone 8 by iFixit shows good news for Qualcomm, NXP, Broadcom, and Skyworks, who maintain or expand sockets in Apple’s latest handset.
DDR5 Runs in Rambus’ Labs
News & Analysis 9/20/2017 4 comments
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.
AI Chip Rides Novel Networks
News & Analysis 9/12/2017 1 comment
BrainChip released what it claims is the first hardware accelerator for spiking neural networks and is working on an ASIC that could be available within two years.
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.
NAND Clash Spans Chip to Code
News & Analysis 8/14/2017 4 comments
The Flash Memory Summit saw NAND chips move toward four bits/cell as new options for solid-state drives and software emerged for data centers.
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.
Startup Stacks IoT Chips Cheaply
News & Analysis 8/2/2017 4 comments
Startup zGlue designed a low cost 2.5-D substrate for integrating more than a dozen chips, providing an alternative to SoCs for the Internet of Things.
13 Views of Sensors Expo 2017
Slideshow 6/30/2017 2 comments
Sensors Expo showed the broadening range of motion, environmental, biological and other sensors flooding the emerging Internet of Things and wearables markets.
PCI Express Preps Shift to 32G
News & Analysis 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.
Google Revs Faster TPU
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
Google Calls for Switch Chip API
News & Analysis 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.
Eight Views of Bluetooth World
Slideshow 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.
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