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The final presentation of Hot Chips 31 is from Microsoft, who will be lifting the lid of the silicon behind its HoloLens 2.0 product.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Pre-Dive: Going Into Detail on 2019's Flagship Android SoC

Following today’s early-on coverage of the Day 2 coverage of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit event in Maui, Hawaii, we recap the major story of the day: The new Snapdragon 855...

47 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 2: Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

Given the sheer success of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC in so many 2018 flagship smartphones, the next generation Snapdragon 855 has a lot to live up to. Today Qualcomm...

7 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2018

Imagination Goes Further Down the AI Rabbit Hole, Unveils PowerVR Series3NX Neural Network Accelerator

After Imagination first announced their PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) last September, it has become a key part in their ambitions for AI and neural networks on the...

14 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2018

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series9XTP, Series9XMP, and Series9XEP GPU Cores

When Imagination first announced their PowerVR Furian architecture, it was only a month before they announced Apple was to phase out their use of Imagination's GPU IP. The state...

6 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2018

Short Supply of Intel’s Gemini Lake Confirmed by PC Maker

Intel has publicly admitted that demand for its processors exceeds supply, which is why it is currently prioritizes shipments of its higher-end Core and Xeon products over cheaper chips...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/21/2018

Arm Delivers on Cortex A76 Promises: What it Means for 2019 Devices

In the grand scheme of things, it hasn’t been all that long since we first covered Arm’s announcement of the new Cortex A76 CPU microarchitecture. The new CPU IP...

99 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/20/2018

Samsung Announces 8nm Exynos 9820 With Tri-Group CPU Design

Early this morning Korea time, Samsung LSI announced their newest generation flagship SoC, the Exynos 9820. The Exynos 9820 succeeds this year’s Exynos 9810, which we’ve covered extensively both in...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/14/2018

Imagination Launches PowerVR Automotive Initiative, 8XT-A GPU IP

The automotive industry is changing rapidly these days thanks to the influx of computing poweer, and it will continue to consume considerably more CPU and GPU horsepower in the...

5 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2018

ChipRebel Releases Kirin 980 Die Shot: Cortex A76's & Mali G76 in View

When new flagship silicon chips are released, one thing that I always eagerly await is somebody publishing a die shot of said design. Over the past few years this...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/7/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 675 - 11nm Mid-Range Cortex A76-Based

Today we’re seeing a very interesting announcement from Qualcomm: The new Snapdragon 675 chipset is a direct successor to the current generation Snapdragon 670 which was only announced back...

40 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/22/2018

Arm TechCon 2018 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 1pm ET)

We're here at the San Jose Convention Center for Arm's annual developer conference and tech showcase, TechCon. Arm of course needs no introduction, and while the company is an...

0 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2018

Apple iPhone XS Review Addendum: Small Core and NN Performance

Last week we published our iPhone XS and XS Max review, in which went into great depth into the various aspects of the phones, especially into the section regarding...

33 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/12/2018

Intel Launches "Vision Accelerator Design" Products, Based On Movidius Accelerators & Arria FPGAs

Intel on Wednesday introduced a new series of computer vision accelerators powered by a combination of Movidius chips and Arria FPGAs. Dubbed the Vision Accelerator Design series, the new...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2018

Arm Unveils Arm Safety Ready Initiative, Cortex-A76AE Processor

The market of automobiles is changing. Modern cars use more electronics than ever and adoption of electronic components in general and processors in particular is not going to slow...

27 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2018

TechInsights Publishes Apple A12 Die Shot: Our Take

As is custom by now every year, we look forward to TechInsights teardown of the latest new mobile SoCs. This time around we’re delighted to see a new die...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/25/2018

A Quick Look at the Subor Z+ Console/PC Hybrid: A Custom AMD SoC Called FireFlight

One of the most interesting things in August (there were a lot) was that a company in China invested the best part of 400 million RMB / $60 million...

40 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2018

Cadence Announces The Tensilica DNA 100 IP: Bigger Artificial Intelligence

Cadence is an industry player we don’t mention nearly enough as much as we should - they make a lot of IP and specialises in accelerator blocks which augment...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/19/2018

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform for Smartwatches

Qualcomm this week introduced its new platform designed for smartwatches based on Google’s Wear OS. The long anticipated Snapdragon Wear 3100 packs four general-purpose processing cores as well a...

43 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2018

AMD Updates its 25x20 Goal: Progress in a Generation

Last year we published an article detailing AMD’s progress on its self-set 25x20 goal for its processors: 25x more energy efficiency of its chips by the year 2020. In...

47 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2018

Huawei & Honor's Recent Benchmarking Behaviour: A Cheating Headache

Does anyone remember our articles regarding unscrupulous benchmark behavior back in 2013? At the time we called the industry out on the fact that most vendors were increasing thermal...

83 by Andrei Frumusanu & Ian Cutress on 9/4/2018

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