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As the semiconductor industry continues to evolve, Arm stands at the forefront of innovation for its core and IP architecture, especially in the mobile space, by pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver cutting-edge solutions for end users. For 2024, Arm's year-on-year strategic advancements focus on enhancing last year's Armv9.2 architecture with a new twist. Arm has rebranded and re-strategized its efforts by introducing Client Compute Solutions (CSS), the direct successor to last year's Total Compute Solutions (TSC2023) platform. Arm is also transitioning its latest IP and Cortex core designs, including the largest Cortex X925, the middle Cortex A725, and the refreshed and smaller Cortex A520 to the more advanced 3 nm process technology. Arm promises that the 3 nm process node will deliver unprecedented...

AMD Unveils Ryzen Embedded 7000 Series: Embedded Zen 4 for Industrial And Edge Solutions

AMD has announced the Ryzen Embedded 7000 Series processor family at Smart Production Solutions 2023, primarily targeting industrial markets such as automotive, robotics, and edge solutions. Built on the...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/14/2023

AMD's EPYC 7003 "Milan" Receives Extended Lifecycle: Availability To 2026 With 6 New SKUs

AMD has sent word over this morning that the company is extending the product lifecycle for their previous-generation EYPC 7003 “Milan” family of server CPUs. The company will now...

4 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen Mobile 7040U Series with Zen 4c: Smaller Cores, Bigger Efficiency

In May, AMD unveiled their Ryzen 7040U series of CPUs designed for thin and light notebooks, which they codenamed 'Phoenix.' Initially, AMD announced four Zen 4-based CPUs for the...

45 by Gavin Bonshor & Ryan Smith on 11/2/2023

Apple Announces M3 SoC Family: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max Make Their Marks

Capping off a busy month for new processor announcements, Apple this week has announced a new generation of M-series Apple Silicon processors – and with it, a newly refreshed...

55 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2023

The Apple "Scary Fast" Event Live Blog (Starts at 5pm PT/00:00 UTC)

Join us here at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern/00:00 UTC for what should prove to be an interesting event from Apple. The Cupertino, California company is holding an unusual, evening broadcast...

21 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 10/30/2023

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Performance Preview: A First Look at What’s to Come

Last week we saw the announcement of Qualcomm’s first post-Nuvia laptop SoC design, the Snapdragon X Elite. A new brand name being anchored by a new, custom Qualcomm CPU...

52 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2023

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Blog: Compute Spotlight

We're here in sunny Hawaii for day two of Qualcomm's annual Snapdragon Summit. Yesterday, of course, was the company's prime keynote, where they announced their forthcoming Snapdragon X Elite SoC...

8 by Ryan Smith on 10/25/2023

Report: AMD and NVIDIA Set to Offer Arm-Based Processors for PCs

Apple's release of Arm-based system-on-chips for its desktops and laptops three years ago demonstrated that such processors could offer competitive performance and power consumption. On the Windows-based PC front...

43 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

Qualcomm Previews Snapdragon X Elite SoC: Oryon CPU Starts in Laptops

While Qualcomm has become wildly successful in the Arm SoC market for Android smartphones, their efforts to parlay that into success in other markets has eluded them so far...

84 by Ryan Smith on 10/24/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Family: 96 Core Zen 4 for Workstations and HEDT

Having just recently crossed the one-year anniversary of AMD’s first Zen 4 architecture CPUs – the Ryzen 7000 series – we’re now at the point where the final Zen...

48 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/19/2023

Arm Total Design to Facilitate Development of Custom Datacenter SoCs

Arm this week introduced its Arm Total Design initiative, which is aimed at accelerating development of custom datacenter-oriented system-on-chip (SoC) designs using Neoverse Compute Subsystems (CSS). The collaborative ecosystem...

1 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2023

Intel Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K Review: Raptor Lake Refreshed

In what is to be the last of Intel's processor families to use the well-established Core i9, i7, i5, and i3 naming scheme, Intel has released its 14th Generation...

57 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/17/2023

Intel Announces 14th Gen Core Series For Desktop: Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K

Ahead of tomorrow's full-scale launch, Intel this afternoon is pre-announcing their 14th Generation Core desktop processors. Aptly codenamed Raptor Lake Refresh, these new chips are based on Intel's existing...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/16/2023

Samsung Lines Up First Server Customer For 3nm Fabs

Although Samsung Foundry was the first contract fab to formally start mass production of chips on a 3 nm-class process, so far, the company's latest process has largely been...

5 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2023

Tenstorrent to Use Samsung’s SF4X for Quasar Low-Cost AI Chiplet

Tenstorrent this week announced that it had chosen to use Samsung's SF4X (4 nm-class) process technology for its upcoming low-cost, low-power codenamed Quasar chiplet for machine learning workloads. The...

13 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2023

Intel Meteor Lake SoC is NOT Coming to Desktops: Well, Not Technically

Over the last couple of days, numerous reports have revealed that Intel's recently announced Meteor Lake SoC, primarily a mobile platform, would be coming to desktop PCs. Intel has...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/28/2023

Intel High-NA Lithography Update: Dev Work On Intel 18A, Production On Future Node

As part of Intel’s suite of hardware announcements at this year’s Intel Innovation 2023 conference, the company offered a brief update on their plans for High-NA EUV machines, which...

24 by Ryan Smith on 9/20/2023

Intel Announces Panther Lake Client Platform, Built on Intel 18A For 2025

While the primary focus has been on Intel's impending Meteor Lake SoC due by the end of the year, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger unveiled more about their current client...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/20/2023

Intel Demos Lunar Lake Client Processor In Action, Silicon Pulled In To Intel 20A?

As part of Intel’s Innovation 2023 conference, the company is not only showing off their current and soon-to-be-current products like Meteor Lake, but the forward-looking keynote by CEO Pat...

9 by Ryan Smith on 9/19/2023

Intel Unveils Meteor Lake Architecture: Intel 4 Heralds the Disaggregated Future of Mobile CPUs

During the opening keynote at Intel's Innovation event in San Jose, Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger unveiled a score of details about the upcoming Meteor Lake client platform. Intel's...

108 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/19/2023

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