Qualcomm buys silicon design firm Nuvia
Published in News
Thursday, 18 March 2021 09:37

Qualcomm buys silicon design firm Nuvia


Tame Apple Press wets itself

Qualcomm has wrapped up its $1.4 billion acquisition of silicon design firm Nuvia, and the Tame Apple press is terrified.

Qualcomm Nuvia has acquisition automotive angle
Published in Transportation


Analysis: General Motors, Renault, Bosh, Continental, and co.  

Automotive plays a vital role in the Nuvia deal. Nuvia has a data center chip that will tape out first, but what works in a data center can quickly be turned into an automotive chip. An Automotive/self-driving chip is nothing but a data center on wheels designed to be power-aware and process tremendous amounts of data from multiple sensors.

Industry responds to Qualcomm Nuvia acquisition
Published in Mobiles


Analysis: 22 quotes as Qualcomm partner need a custom ARM CPU core

After the initial article about the acquisition of high performance/high-efficiency Nuvia Phoenix core means for Qualcomm, I wanted to address industry quotes and the overwhelming response. It comes down to a single bottom line. Qualcomm will be able to compete with Apple CPU cores in a few years.

Qualcomm acquires Nuvia
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 14 January 2021 10:59

Qualcomm acquires Nuvia


Analysis: Now has an in house custom CPU

Nuvia is a promising two-year-old startup with the outstanding possibility to disrupt the custom ARM-based CPU market. As of yesterday, Qualcomm has agreed to acquire them for around $1.4 billion.

AMD announces plans to acquire Xilinx
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 11:58

AMD announces plans to acquire Xilinx


$35 billion biggest to date

News that AMD might acquire Xilinx was quite a surprise after the Nvidia–ARM consolidation, but not surprising. Using current stock and market value increase, AMD decided to make a strategic decision to play better in the data center, 5G, automotive, and fight against the Intel–Altera alliance.

AMD will most likely buy Xilinx
Published in News
Friday, 16 October 2020 10:45

AMD will most likely buy Xilinx


Data center strategy

It is impossible to get a comment from either AMD or Xilinx on this matter, but as far as we could ask around, AMD is going to attempt to buy Xilinx. The move will help the company’s data center strategy, and it is carefully targeted.

NUVIA raises $240M Series B Funding
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 24 September 2020 16:00

NUVIA raises $240M Series B Funding


Enough to tape out the Orion chip

The future of NUVIA is now brighter as the company managed to secure $240M Series B Funding, money that will be enough tape out the Orion chip. In the light of Nvidia – ARM acquisition times for a custom server architecture could not be better, ensuring NUVIA's great timing and future prove roadmap is the right way forward.

Nuvia Phoenix CPU is faster than all its ARM X86 competition
Published in News


Datacenter power/performance leadership

We have reported that a hot new chip startup founded by ex-Apple and ex-Google engineer rock stars, got funded in the first round of financing with $53 million. Now, Nuvia is ready to share some preliminary performance and power numbers. Both power and performance are beating every mobile and server CPU core that exists on the market.

Huawei working on an AI GPU
Published in AI
Saturday, 11 April 2020 10:41

Huawei working on an AI GPU


As Apple settled with Imagination

Huawei, for the most part, relies on ARM IP. It  uses the ARM Cortex CPU and Mali GPU cores for its SoCs. The company has high AI aspirations with its Ascend series of chips. Now recent rumors point out that the Chinese giant is setting up a GPU research center in South Korea and focuses on AI and datacenter.

Apple spied ex star CPU engineer
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:40

Apple spied ex star CPU engineer


Analysis:
Checked his cloud iMessages

A shocking development occurred as it seems that Apple has hacked Gerard Williams’ phone, and read his iMessages. Gerard Williams’ is an ex-star CPU designed that left Apple and now works as the CEO of Nuvia.  All this to prove that Gerard was daydreaming on his job at Apple and had an idea to launch Nuvia while still at Apple.