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Today Huawei announced the brand new Nova 5 series of smartphones. The company released the new Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i in China with availability later this month. The new Nova 5 and 5 Pro are particularly interesting because they now represent Huawei’s lowest priced devices with OLED displays, also featuring high-end cameras and SoC options.

AMD and Samsung's GPU Licensing Deal: A New Era of Collaboration?

Back on Monday we saw the surprise announcement from AMD and Samsung revealing a multi-year strategic partnership in which Samsung will license AMD’s graphics IP. Since the announcement, we’ve...

95 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/7/2019

MediaTek Announces 7nm 5G With Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU Coming

Today MedaTek is making quite an unusual announcement: The company is the first to announce a SoC with an integrated 5G modem. Even more interesting is the fact that...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/29/2019

Arm's New Cortex-A77 CPU Micro-architecture: Evolving Performance

2018 was an exciting year for Arm’s own CPU designs. Last year in May we saw the release of the Cortex-A76 and the subsequent resulting silicon in the form...

104 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2019

Arm's New Mali-G77 & Valhall GPU Architecture: A Major Leap

Along today’s announcement of the new Cortex-A77 CPU microarchitecture, the arguably bigger announcement is Arm’s unveiling of the new Valhall GPU architecture and the new Mali-G77 GPU. It’s been...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2019

SiFive Acquires USB 2.0 and 3.x IP Portfolio to Strengthen RISC-V SoCs

SiFive, one of the world’s leading developers of controllers and SoCs based on the RISC-V instruction set, has acquired USB IP portfolio from Innovative Logic, a silicon IP designer...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2019

United States Rules Qualcomm In Violation of Antitrust Laws - Qualcomm To Appeal

The United States Federal Trade Commission’s case against Qualcomm has just taken an important step. In a ruling released last night, the US District Court judge Lucy Koh issued...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Report: Arm Suspends Business with Huawei - Future Chip Development In Jeopardy

In the latest event in the quickly moving saga that is Huawei’s technology export blacklisting by the United States Government, the BBC has published a report this morning claiming...

114 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Marvell to Acquire Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries

Marvell on Monday announced that it had entered into agreement to buy Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries. The acquisition will bring additional chip design capabilities to Marvell and will enable...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2019

Cadence Announces Tensilica Vision Q7 DSP

Last year we saw the announcement of Cadence’s Tensilica Q6 DSP IP which promised a new architecture that brings integration between vision DSP workloads and new optimised machine learning...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/15/2019

Intel to Discontinue First-Gen Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Intel this week initiated an end-of-life plan for its Movidius Neural Compute Stick, which is based on the Myriad 2 VPU. The product will be available for another year...

22 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2019

Ampere Computing: Arm is Now an Investor

The pipeline for Arm based server products has a few companies fighting for as much of the market as they can get – the server market is a big...

8 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

AI On The Edge: New Flex Logix X1 Inference AI Chip For Fanless Designs

A large number of inference demonstrations published by the big chip manufacturers revolve around processing large batch sizes of images on trained networks. In reality, when video is being...

1 by Ian Cutress on 4/10/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 665 & 730 Platforms: 11 & 8nm

Today at Qualcomm’s AI Day in San Francisco we saw the reveal of the new Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 730 SoCs and platforms. The new chipsets represent updates to...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/9/2019

ChipRebel Releases Exynos 9820 Die Shot: M4 CPUs in New Cluster

Every time a new SoC comes one, the one thing we eagerly await is for someone to release a die shot of the new chip. This process is most...

66 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/9/2019

Sizing Up The 5G Modem Market: Qualcomm, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, UniSOC, and Mediatek

It will be very difficult to look at mobile connectivity news in 2019 and not see buzzwords like ‘5G’ being used everywhere. Everyone wants to talk big about 5G...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2019

Pictured: Intel and Qualcomm to offer 5G Modules for M.2 Slots

Last week we reported on Fibocom, an Intel partner, had announced a new M.2 module featuring the Intel XMM8160 5G modem to be used in CPEs as well as...

21 by Ian Cutress on 3/4/2019

Qualcomm Launches the QCA6390 Chipset: 1.8 Gbps Wi-Fi 6 Ready with BlueTooth 5.1

With the upcoming ratification of the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard expected in August, a number of companies are gearing up with Wi-Fi 6 ‘ready’ routers and end-points to get...

8 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Xilinx Announce New RFSoCs for 5G, Covering Sub-6 GHz and mmWave

More often than not, embedded wireless equipment, the infrastructure that powers it, and the systems that test the deployed hardware don’t just use off-the-shelf parts. As with 4G and...

6 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 712: A Higher Bin 710

Today Qualcomm announced a new entry into its “upper mid-range” line-up of SoCs: The Snapdragon 712. The announcement is quite surprising, as it seems the chip might possibly simply...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/7/2019

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