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Coherent Logix Configures Edge AI
The niche embedded-processor supplier is expanding into the commercial edge-AI market. By the end of the year, it plans to tape out its fourth-generation HyperX processor, delivering 6.6 TOPS.
Neoverse Advances SIMD for HPC
Arm’s Neoverse V1 core adopts the Scalable Vector Extension, replacing the venerable Neon core. It’s the company’s first CPU purpose built for high-performance computing.
SiPearl Develops Arm HPC Chip
SiPearl is a little company with a big goal: helping Europe wean itself off of x86-based supercomputers and reduce its dependence of foreign silicon. Its first chip, Rhea, uses Arm’s Neoverse V1 CPU.
Elkhart Lake Has Industrial Aims
Intel’s Atom x6000E moves to 10nm technology and adds embedded features, serving applications beyond those available to its PC-derived predecessors.
Kneron KL720 Boosts Efficiency
Kneron has quickly rolled out its second product, offering a big performance boost to 1.5 TOPS with a power of about 1W, making it well suited to smart cameras and other vision-based edge systems.
Qualcomm Samples First AI Chip
The Cloud AI 100 accelerator provides more than 4x the ResNet-50 inference throughput of an Nvidia T4 card at about the same power. Most initial customers plan to deploy it at the network edge.
Ampere Delivers Big Graphics Boost
The new Ampere graphics cards deliver one of Nvidia’s largest generational performance increases ever and offer a second-generation ray-tracing engine that doubles throughput and improves motion blur.
Qualcomm Rolls More Snapdragon 7s
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 750G reduces the entry price for mmWave 5G phones. Although it offers greater performance than all 7-series chips other than the 768G, it targets phones that sell for just $400.
Xilinx T1 Enables Open RAN for 5G
The T1 Telco Accelerator card uses a pair of UltraScale+ FPGAs to handle fronthaul termination and Layer 1 acceleration in virtualized 5G baseband units.
Cortex-R82 Brings Linux to SSDs
Arm’s first 64-bit Cortex-R adds a memory-management unit for high-level operating systems, enabling computational-storage drives to run Linux. It inherits classic real-time features from the predecessor Cortex-R8.
IBM z15: A Modern Mainframe Chip
The z15 is IBM’s next-generation Z-series processor for mainframes, operating at a 5.2GHz base frequency. Relative to the z14, the company added two CPU cores and a handful of on-die accelerators.
Nvidia Grabs Arm for AI
Nvidia aims to become the world’s leading computing company with its $40 billion acquisition of Arm, but the mismatch between the two businesses will make it a challenge to pull off.
Ambiq Doubles CPU Frequency
The Apollo 4 microcontroller delivers industry-leading energy efficiency while adding a graphics subsystem. Ambiq’s new part also adds location support to its low-power Bluetooth subsystem.
Lightmatter Realizes Photonic AI
Lightmatter emerged from stealth by presenting details of its Mars test chip. The 3D chip stacks photonic and digital die, and it shows that a complete product could quickly follow.
Quantum Computing Seeks Supremacy
Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and other companies are pushing the frontiers of quantum computing, but researchers must reduce the qubit error rate before quantum processors can perform useful tasks.
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