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After a year-long on-and-on search for a suitor, MIPS has finally found its partner. Today the company has announced that it’s being acquired by Wave Computing, an AI startup with close ties to the company, and whom will be using MIPS’ technology to further advance their own AI product portfolio. MIPS sale has been more than a year in the making, going back to 2017 when Imagination Technologies began shopping the division around in the wake of losing Apple as a GPU customer. Imagination opted to focus exclusively on their GPU and related businesses, leading to the company putting MIPS and other non-GPU divisions up for sale. At the time Imagination was unsuccessful in selling off MIPS, and eventually Imagination itself was acquired by Canyon...

USB-IF and Fast Charging: New Standard Logo with Wattage Listed

When discussing industry standards, the sexy ones are involved around performance: if you can breathe PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 5.0 into a sentence, people start listening. One of the...

28 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

Imagination Announces First PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator Cores: AX2185 and AX2145

Since Imagination’s original announcement of the PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) last fall, the machine learning and AI “hype train” has not paused in the slightest. For the...

4 by Nate Oh on 6/8/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 850: A Second Generation For Windows

Qualcomm’s big value-add to the laptop space last year, alongside running Windows on the company’s smartphone-focused Arm processors, was both battery life and mobile connectivity, promising performance, 20+ hours...

30 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ARM Announces Mali-V76 Video Processor: Planning For the 8K Video Future

Alongside today’s 76-series CPU and GPU announcements from Arm, the company also has one last product announcement for the day. Joining Arm’s video processor family is a new encode/decode...

8 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2018

Arm's Cortex-A76 CPU Unveiled: Taking Aim at the Top for 7nm

Another year, another TechDay from Arm. Over the last several years Arm’s event has come as clockwork in the May timeframe and has every time unveiled the newest flagship...

115 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/31/2018

Arm Announces Mali-G76 GPU: Scaling up Bifrost

It’s been two years since Arm announced their first “next-generation” GPU architecture based on Bifrost and alongside with it its first implementation the G71. Following its release in the...

25 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 5/31/2018

Qualcomm Announces XR1 Platform: Dedicated SoC for VR/XR Headsets, Coming Late 2018

For the better part of the past few years now, Qualcomm has been making a serious and concentrated effort to establish themselves as the dominant player in the mobile...

19 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2018

Assessing Cavium's ThunderX2: The Arm Server Dream Realized At Last

A little less than 2 years ago, we investigated the first Arm server SoC that had a chance to compete with midrange Xeon E5s: the Cavium ThunderX. The SoC...

95 by Johan De Gelas on 5/23/2018

MIPS Announces I7200 32-bit CPU With New nanoMIPS ISA

MIPS has been a common name in the computing industry for over 3 decades now, and nowdays it has been able to carve itself a relevant niche in mobile...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/1/2018

CPU Design Guru Jim Keller Joins Intel; Completes CPU Grand Tour

For long-time AnandTech readers, Jim Keller is a name many are familiar with. The prolific microarchitectural engineer has been involved in a number of high-profile CPU & SoC projects...

70 by Ryan Smith on 4/26/2018

Intel Lists New Atom Core: Tremont to Come After Goldmont Plus

Intel has recently updated its developer documentation for instruction set extensions, and in the process has disclosed information on both new instructions for and the codename of its next-generation...

55 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2018

Cadence Announces Tensilica Vision Q6 DSP

Today’s announcement comes from Cadence, and we see the unveiling of a new DSP IP called the new Tensilica Vision Q6. The Q6 succeeds the Vision P6 which as...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/11/2018

Improving The Exynos 9810 Galaxy S9: Part 1

Last week we published our Galaxy S9 and S9+ review. Based on earlier announcements, we had large expectations from the Exynos 9810 as it promised to be the first...

62 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/4/2018

NVIDIA ARM SoC Roadmap Updated: After Xavier Comes Orin

As part of this week’s GTC 2018 keynote address, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang quickly touched upon the future of NVIDIA’s ARM SoC lineup. While the company no longer publicly...

41 by Ryan Smith on 3/29/2018

NVIDIA Pauses Self-Driving Vehicle Testing; Confirms DRIVE Wasn’t In Last Week’s Uber Collision

While not announced as part of this week’s GTC keynote, during the keynote itself word got out via Reuters that the company had suspended their active testing of their...

14 by Ryan Smith on 3/29/2018

Intel’s Last Atom in Smartphones: A 2018 Benchmark

Intel's push into smartphones over the last 10 years has been well documented, as well as the subsequent downfall after its Broxton smartphone SoCs were cancelled in April 2016...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/28/2018

Samsung Exynos 7 9610: Mid-Range With Big Cores

Samsung last week introduced its new Exynos SoC designed for mainstream late 2018/early 2019 smartphones. The Exynos 7 9610 is outfitted with high-performance general-purpose cores, an advanced GPU, a...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2018

Arm Launches New Mali G52, G31 GPUs, New Display And Video IP

Today Arm announces a new Mali Multimedia Suite of products consisting of GPU, display processor and video processor IPs targeting the mainstream and low-end. The announcement comes at a...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/6/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 700 Series Platform: Carving Out A Niche for Sub-Premium

As part of their Mobile World Congress 2018 presentation this morning, Qualcomm is ever so slightly taking the wraps off of a new tier of Snapdragon platform SoCs. Dubbed...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/27/2018

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