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BrainChip Aims to Spike Neural Nets
BrainChip specializes in neuromorphic processing that employs spiking neural networks. It offers the technology in an FPGA and is developing an SoC implementation called Akida.
Innovium Delivers 12.8Tbps Switch
Innovium sampled its Teralynx 12.8Tbps data-center switch in March, and investors rewarded it with a new $77 million funding round.
ThunderX2 Strengthens ARM Servers
Cavium’s new 32-core server processor features the most powerful ARM CPU yet to reach production, delivering plenty of performance for data centers and HPC.
10nm Problems Slip Ice Lake to 2019
Intel has delayed its 10nm volume production until next year, pushing out Ice Lake. To fill the hole in the PC-processor roadmap, it added Whiskey Lake, a 14nm product that targets laptops.
MIPS I7200 CPU Dons New Threads
The new MIPS I7200 is a licensable 32-bit CPU optimized for multithreaded real-time control in LTE-Advanced and 5G modems as well as Wi-Fi router and gateway chips.
New Wireless MCUs Bolster IoT
The latest wireless microcontrollers from NXP, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments integrate multiple radios and strengthen security, promising better IoT designs.
Ryzen 2 Is First 12nm PC Processor
AMD’s first Ryzen 2 products, code-named Pinnacle Ridge, offer competitive performance and excellent value in high-end desktop PCs for gamers and content creators.
TI Builds First Automotive-Radar SoCs
Texas Instruments is the first to reach production with automotive-radar SoCs that combine digital signal processing with the RF front end, all in a single 45nm RF-CMOS chip.
Broadcom Switch Blends 4G/5G Radios
Broadcom is sampling Monterey, an Ethernet switch chip that uniquely enables CPRI ports for 4G-cellular fronthaul as well as new Ethernet-based protocols for 5G fronthaul.
Ceva First to Launch 802.11ax IP
Ceva is offering 802.11ax additions to its RivieraWaves Wi-Fi family. Its new RW-AX-series targets a range of products that spans IoT/wearables, mobile devices, access points, and gateways.
Cadence Q6 DSP Merges AI and Vision
The new Vision Q6 core combines computer-vision, image-processing, and neural-network functions. A revamped 13-stage pipeline helps boost performance by 50% over the earlier Vision P6 design.
Efinix Samples Its First FPGAs
The FPGA startup has delivered on its promises of greater gate density and lower power. The initial products target small mobile applications, but larger chips will sample later this year.
Exynos 9810 Shows Powerful New CPU
Benchmarks verify that Samsung has delivered a massive performance boost in the Exynos 9810. The company also announced the Exynos 9610, the industry’s first 10nm processor for mainstream smartphones.
Arm Kigen Aims to Secure Cellular IoT
Arm wants to replace discrete subscriber identity modules (SIMs) in cellular IoT devices with iSIMs that designers can build directly into the main processor, reducing cost and enhancing security.
TSMC 7nm Approaches Intel’s Prowess
As Intel struggles to put its 10nm manufacturing into production, TSMC and other foundries are preparing 7nm processes that match up well against the traditional fab-technology leader.
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