SoCs

December is here, and with it comes several technical summits ahead of the holiday break. The most notable of which this week is the annual RISC-V summit, which is being put on by the Linux Foundation and sees the numerous (and ever increasing) parties involved in the open source ISA gather to talk about the latest products and advancements in the RISC-V ecosystem. The summit always tends to feature some new product announcements, and this year is no different, as Imagination Technologies is at the show to provide details on their first RISC-V CPU cores, along with announcing their intentions to develop a full suite of CPU cores over the next few years. The company, currently best known for their PowerVR GPU lineup, has...

United States FTC Files Lawsuit to Block NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition

In the biggest roadblock yet to NVIDIA’s proposed acquisition of Arm, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this afternoon that the regulatory body will be suing...

106 by Ryan Smith 4 days ago

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 9000: Supercharged Flagship SoC on 4nm

Today, MediaTek is re-entering the flagship SoC space with a bang. The Dimensity 9000 is the first Armv9 SoC, with X2, A710 and A510 cores, large new GPU, massive...

146 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/18/2021

NVIDIA Announces Jetson AGX Orin: Modules and Dev Kits Coming In Q1’22

Today as part of NVIDIA’s fall GTC event, the company has announced that the Jetson embedded system kits will be getting a refresh with NVIDIA’s forthcoming Orin SoC. Due...

19 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2021

Samsung Announces First LPDDR5X at 8.5Gbps

After the publication of the LPDDR5X memory standard earlier this summer, Samsung has now been the first vendor to announce new modules based on the new technology. The LPDDR5X standard...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/9/2021

Google's Tensor inside of Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro: A Look into Performance & Efficiency

Today, we’re taking an in-depth look at Google's Tensor SoC, the chip powering their new Pixel 6 family of phones. The Tensor is Google's first custom-designed SoC, and incorporates...

108 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/2/2021

European Union Regulators Open Probe Into NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition

Following an extended period of regulatory uncertainly regarding NVIDIA’s planned acquisition of Arm, the European Union executive branch, the European Commission, has announced that they have opened up a...

39 by Ryan Smith on 10/27/2021

The Arm DevSummit 2021 Keynote Live Blog: 8am PT (15:00 UTC)

This week seems to be Arm's week across the tech industry. Following yesterday's Arm SoC announcements from Apple, today sees Arm kick off their 2021 developer's summit, aptly named...

23 by Ryan Smith on 10/19/2021

An Interview with Intel Lab’s Mike Davies: The Next Generation of Neuromorphic Research

As part of the launch of the new Loihi 2 chip, built on a pre-production version of Intel’s 4 process node, the Intel Labs team behind its Neuromorphic efforts...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/30/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: Machine Learning (Graphcore, Cerebras, SambaNova, Anton)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/24/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: Machine Learning (Esperanto, Enflame, Qualcomm)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

5 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/24/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: New Tech (Infineon, EdgeQ, Samsung)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

8 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/23/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: DPU + IPUs (Arm, NVIDIA, Intel)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/23/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Keynote Live Blog: Designing Chips with AI, Synopsys

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/23/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: CPUs (Alder Lake, Zen3, IBM Z, Sapphire Rapids)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/23/2021

An AnandTech Interview with Jim Anderson, CEO of Lattice Semiconductor

In our coverage of the semiconductor space, we typically think of two main vectors of hardware – the CPU and the GPU. Beyond that, we look at FPGAs, microcontrollers...

9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2021

ASUS Unveils N5105I-IM-A, Intel Jasper Lake in Mini-ITX Form

Back in January, Intel launched its Jasper Lake platform with a range of dual-core and quad-core Tremont Atom-based processors.. Primarily aimed at the notebook and Chromebook market, Intel's Jasper...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/16/2021

JEDEC Publishes LPDDR5X Standard at up to 8533 Mbps

JEDEC and the JC-42.6 Subcommittee for Low Power Memories has announced the publication of the new JESD209-5B standard which now includes improvements to LPDDR5, as well as an extension...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/29/2021

Intel’s First High-Profile IFS Fab Customer: Qualcomm Jumps on Board For 20A Process

Alongside Intel’s sizable announcement today regarding their manufacturing roadmap over the next half-decade, the company is also announcing their first major customer for their third-party foundry service, IFS. And...

59 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2021

Russia To Build RISC-V Processors for Laptops: 8-core, 2 GHz, 12nm, 2025

Russian outlet Vedomosti.ru today is reporting that the conglomerate Rostec, a Russian state-backed corporation specializing in investment in technology, has penned a deal with server company Yadro and silicon...

132 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/14/2021

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