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More chip industry action as Marvell is acquiring Inphi for $10B

More chip industry action as Marvell is acquiring Inphi for B It’s been quite a time for chip industry consolidation, and today Marvell joined the acquisition parade when it announced it is acquiring Inphi in a combination of stock and cash valued at approximately $10 billion, according to the company. Marvell CEO Matt Murphy believes […]

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Kneron launches its new AI chip to challenge Google and others

Kneron launches its new AI chip to challenge Google and others Fresh off a $40 million Series A round, edge AI specialist Kneron today announced the launch of its newest custom chip, the Kneron KL 720 SoC. With funding from the likes of Alibaba, Sequoia, Horizons Ventures, Qualcomm and SparkLabs Taipei (as well as a […]

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Cambricon, once Huawei’s core AI chip supplier, eyes $400M IPO

Cambricon, once Huawei’s core AI chip supplier, eyes 0M IPO One of China’s most valuable artificial intelligence chipmakers Cambricon is one step closer to its initial public offering, and its prospectus reveals a rare snapshot of where Chinese companies stand in relation to their international counterparts in this critical field. Cambricon got the nod in […]

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Ampere announces latest chip with a 128 core processor

Ampere announces latest chip with a 128 core processor In the chip game, more is usually better and to that end, Ampere announced the next chip on its product roadmap today, the Altra Max, a 128 core processor, the company says is designed specifically to handle cloud native, containerized workloads. What’s more, the company has […]

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White House reportedly in talks with Intel, TSMC to build advanced chip foundries in the U.S.

White House reportedly in talks with Intel, TSMC to build advanced chip foundries in the U.S. White House officials are talking to Intel and TSMC about building semiconductor foundries in the United States, according to a Wall Street Journal report. U.S. tech companies and the government have been trying to reduce the country’s dependence on […]

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Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks

Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks Alibaba Group introduced its first AI inference chip today, a neural processing unit called Hanguang 800 that it says makes performing machine learning tasks dramatically faster and more energy-efficient. The chip, announced today during Alibaba Cloud’s annual […]

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Google and Twitter are using AMD’s new EPYC Rome processors in their datacenters

Google and Twitter are using AMD’s new EPYC Rome processors in their datacenters AMD announced that Google and Twitter are among the companies now using EPYC Rome processors during a launch event for the 7nm chips today. The release of EPYC Rome marks a major step in AMD’s processor war with Intel, which said last […]

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Japan will restrict the export of some materials used in smartphones and chips to South Korea

Japan will restrict the export of some materials used in smartphones and chips to South Korea Japan’s trade ministry said today that it will restrict the export of some tech materials to South Korea, including polyimides used in flexible displays made by companies like Samsung Electronics. The new rules come as the two countries argue […]

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Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays

Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays Even before Computex officially launched today, AMD and Qualcomm threw down the gauntlet at Intel with a new chip and a 5G PC, respectively. Today Intel responded in kind during its keynote presentation in Taipei, introducing new […]

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Qualcomm’s Cockpit Platform promises to make cars smarter

Qualcomm’s Cockpit Platform promises to make cars smarter Qualcomm used its CES press conference today to announce the third generation of its Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, its latest AI-centric platform for building in-car experiences that include everything from voice-driven interfaces to good-old navigation systems, all with modern visual interfaces. The platform now comes in three […]

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