Tag: Intel

Apple’s Acquisition Of Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business Has Been Completed

Earlier this year, Apple announced that they would be acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem business, essentially confirming that the company could eventually start building its own smartphone modems which in turn reduces the company’s reliance and dependence on others, like Qualcomm. Advertising That being said, naturally such acquisitions aren’t instant and it looks like following the […]

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Amazon’s cloud unit has designed a more powerful datacenter chip

(Reuters) — Amazon.com’s cloud computing unit has designed a second, more powerful generation of datacenter processor chip, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, the latest sign that the company is pouring money into custom silicon for its fastest-growing business. The new Amazon Web Services chip uses technology from SoftBank Group-owned Arm Holdings, the […]

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Intel picks MediaTek as 5G PC modem supplier after selling chip unit

Even though it sold its 5G smartphone modem team and IP portfolio to Apple, Intel suggested there was a possibility it would still produce 5G modems for PCs. That doesn’t appear to be the case today, as rival MediaTek announced Intel will use its 5G modem in PCs — a component MediaTek developed itself, and will be […]

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Optane 101: Memory or storage? Yes.

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. By now, you’ve seen the word “Optane” bandied about on VentureBeat (such as here and here) and probably countless other places — and for good reason. Intel, the maker of all Optane products, is heavily promoting the results of its […]

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Nvidia and Microsoft launch Azure supercomputing instance

Nvidia is teaming with Microsoft’s Azure to introduce the NDv2 instance in preview for supercomputing in the cloud. The instance can supply up to 800 Nvidia Tesla V100 chips designed with deep learning in mind via the cloud. CEO Jensen Huang shared the news today onstage at SC19, a supercomputing conference in Denver. Nvidia also […]

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Intel, Lenovo, and others launch Project Everyscale council to advance exascale computing

Lenovo, along with Intel and academic leaders in high performance computing, today jointly announced the launch of Project Everyscale, a council they say will work to drive broader adoption of high performance computing and so-called exascale technology. Their work is slated to kick off in early 2020. “Working with Intel we are now bringing together […]

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Jensen Huang interview — Nvidia can shake off rivals that have complicated and untested AI solutions

Intel just announced its first graphics processing unit (GPU), the Ponte Vecchio, to compete with Nvidia for handling AI in supercomputers. But Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang isn’t worried. I spoke with Huang on a brief call after his company posted $3.01 billion in revenue for the quarter ended October 31. Both gaming graphics chips and […]

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Intel reveals its Ponte Vecchio GPU for the datacenter

Intel has revealed its long-awaited graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture, which would be the heart of graphics chips designed to handle heavy data and artificial intelligence loads in datacenters. The new Ponte Vecchio GPUs would compete with rival offerings from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. And eventually, the Intel architecture could serve as the foundation […]

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Lenovo plans sleek AR glasses that let PC users see multiple workspaces

Nreal captured plenty of attention with the January reveal of its smartphone-tethered Light AR glasses for consumers, and now Lenovo has revealed a similarly small alternative targeted at PC business users. While these glasses won’t be confused with sunglasses, the Lenovo AR Concept Glasses are small enough to carry anywhere and wear — a bit […]

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Former Apple chipmakers form Nuvia to rival Intel and AMD server CPUs

(Reuters) — Three of Apple’s former top semiconductor executives in charge of iPhone chips have founded a startup to design processors for datacenters, aiming to take on current industry leaders Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. Nuvia was founded by Gerard Williams III, Manu Gulati, and John Bruno in early 2019 and is developing a processor […]

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3 emerging memory technologies that will change how you handle data

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. A couple of years back, IDC predicted that by 2025 the average person will interact with connected devices 4,800 times per day. Information pouring in from those sensors will fuel machine learning, language processing, and artificial intelligence, all requiring fast […]

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Intel launches DevCloud for edge AI prototyping with OpenVINO

Intel today announced the launch of the Edge AI DevCloud, a way to prototype and test AI with the OpenVINO toolkit for edge devices like drones and cameras. Developers can use existing tools and frameworks to test and optimize models in OpenVINO for Intel hardware like CPUs or FPGAs for free. “With the launch of […]

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MLPerf releases machine learning inference performance results

The first results of the MLPerf Inference benchmark are out today, a benchmark that audits the performance of 594 variations of machine learning acceleration across a variety of natural language and computer vision tasks. The benchmark is intended to create an industrywide standard way to judge the inference performance. Each system takes a unique approach […]

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Mobileye partners with NIO to develop driverless cars

Mobileye, the autonomous vehicle systems developer that Intel paid $15.3 billion to acquire in March 2017, held its first post-acquisition investor summit today, and it was as eventful as might be expected. The Tel Aviv company unveiled a collaboration with Chinese automaker NIO to develop “highly automated” electric cars for consumer markets, and it laid […]

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Why Klei couldn’t make Hot Lava without its dedicated community

This article is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams. Klei Entertainment takes pride in the way it works with its communities. Its grassroots approach to collecting feedback and engaging with players is a big reason why the Vancouver-based studio has been so successful […]

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EDSFF in action: Flash storage capacity like you’ve never seen

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. It never made sense to me that SSDs held on to the 2.5” form factor borrowed from mechanical disks for as long as they did. NAND chips — the non-volatile memory technology that stores data inside of SSDs — offer […]

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AMD CEO Lisa Su interview — 2020 will be a bigger product year for us

For those who have been around long enough, it’s hard to believe one of Silicon Valley’s great comeback companies is Advanced Micro Devices. AMD CEO Lisa Su has prevailed against a lot of skeptics in the past five years, thanks to the technical advantage her company has gained from its Zen and Zen 2 architectures, […]

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Meet EDSFF: 1PB of flash storage in a single rack

A petabyte of storage isn’t what it used to be, thanks to this radical spec. That’s good news for enterprise datacenters. This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. Back in 2012, one petabyte of storage occupied a full-sized server cabinet measuring more than six feet tall. It […]

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Spellbreak is a chaotic, magic-slinging take on battle royale

This article is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams. The battle royale genre has become crowded over the last few years with hits like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). But indie studio Proletariat thinks its new action-packed multiplayer game, Spellbreak, has a good […]

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AMD sees $1.8 billion in Q3 2019 revenue thanks to high-end processors and GPUs

In the third quarter ended September 30, Advanced Micro Devices reported earnings that roughly matched Wall Street’s expectations for the maker of processors and graphics chips. The big chip maker announced earnings per share was 18 cents on revenue of $1.8 billion. Analysts expected EPS of 18 cents on revenue of $1.81 billion. In after-hours […]

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Micron: Why a memory chip maker is moving into AI processing

I did a double-take last week when Micron Technology, one of the world’s largest memory chip makers, acquired artificial intelligence hardware and software startup Fwdnxt. The move could be very interesting. If it bears fruit, Fwdnxt could bring Micron into direct competition with partners such as Intel and Nvidia, as Micron believes that memory and […]

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Intel CEO: 7nm in 2021 will put us back on Moore’s Law cadence

Intel CEO Bob Swan said in an analyst call that the company is on target to return to a schedule of major manufacturing upgrades every two to 2.5 years. Intel took longer than usual to move from 14-nanometer manufacturing for its chips to 10-nanometer circuitry, causing a disruption to the company’s improvement in cost efficiency […]

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