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Movellus Improves Clock Meshes
The startup’s Maestro intellectual property (IP) enhances clocking efficiency by up to 30%, boosting chip performance and saving power. The “virtual mesh” also accelerates timing closure by 5x.
Neoverse V1 Updates Cortex-X1
Arm’s new Neoverse V1 and Neoverse N2 cores boost performance and add new instructions relative to the older Neoverse N1, but they still fall short of the leading x86 CPUs in single-thread performance.
Nvidia Arms Its Data-Center Roadmap
Nvidia aims to accelerate Arm-CPU adoption for cloud computing with the upcoming Grace processor as well as next-generation GPU and networking (DPU) products. The company also rolled out A10 and A30 GPUs for AI.
Cerebras Doubles Down With WSE2
The second-generation Wafer Scale Engine (WSE) fits two trillion transistors on a single piece of silicon, generating unprecedented scientific and AI performance in the 23-kilowatt CS-2 system.
EdgeCortix IP Lowers AI Latency
EdgeCortix is taking aim at the high-end edge market with its custom intellectual property (IP), delivering class-leading efficiency and latency for AI inference through a dual-accelerator approach.
Innatera’s Spiking Neural Processor
The startup has developed a true analog SNN architecture for fixed-function edge applications. It expects the new chip to perform pattern recognition using as little as 100 microwatts.
Arm Aims to Secure Its Realm
The next-generation Arm v9-A ISA is the company’s first full architecture increment in a decade. It includes previously announced Arm v8-A features along with Realm, the successor to TrustZone.
Expedera Tops DLA-IP Charts
The startup’s Origin deep-learning accelerator provides industry-leading performance per watt for mobile, smart-home, and other camera-based devices. Now available for licensing, the design scales to 100 TOPS.
Ice Lake-SP Leaps to 40 Cores
Intel’s 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable processor offers up to 40 cores while upgrading memory and I/O bandwidth, resulting in a big performance gain at the top of the line but modest benefits for mainstream models.
Snapdragon 780G Doubles AI Speed
Compared with last year’s Snapdragon 765G, Qualcomm’s latest mid-premium smartphone processor doubles AI performance and integrates a new CPU cluster that boosts multicore processing by 78%.
Syntiant NDP120 Sharpens Its Hearing
Although mainly for speech recognition, Syntiant’s second-generation chip adds audio processing and can even handle simple object detection. In always-on mode, it consumes less than 500 microwatts.
Ceva Bluebud Streams Wireless Stereo
Bluebud is a turnkey solution for implementing true-wireless-stereo earbuds. It includes several of the company’s licensable cores along with software that supports Bluetooth Classic and the new Low Energy Audio.
IBM Demonstrates New AI Data Types
An IBM test chip can train and inference neural networks with impressive efficiency. It uses smaller data types (8-bit FP and 4-bit integer) than most other AI accelerators yet maintains the same output accuracy.
MediaTek Sets the Smart-TV Standard
A powerhouse in the Android-TV segment, MediaTek has again raised the bar by releasing the MT9638, which features an AI accelerator. The chip can also be used in streaming dongles.
Lightmatter Shines in Data-Center AI
Lightmatter aims to deliver the industry’s first photonic AI processor. After successfully testing the prototype it introduced last year, the startup is scaling the architecture by 16x for its production system.
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