Intel Technology Day - all announcements made
Published in PC Hardware


SuperFin 10nm, high-end Xe graphics, new Core, Tiger lake, and more.

Technology Day online can work, and it did work well for Intel. Intel engineering team lead by Chief Architect Raja Koduri and Intel fellows have shown us an incredible amount of news wrapped around six pillars of technology innovation.

Qualcomm wins appeal against FTC claim
Published in News
Thursday, 13 August 2020 13:27

Qualcomm wins appeal against FTC claim


Huge win as Ninth Circuit reverses district court decision

In May 2019, the now prominent Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled that Qualcomm's business practices that she called no license-no chip had strangled the competition. Now a higher court called the Ninth Circuit has reversed Koh's district court decision.

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.

Mars Rover Perseverance runs Xilinx
Published in AI
Friday, 31 July 2020 10:35

Mars Rover Perseverance runs Xilinx


2020 Rover has computer vision and 18X faster performance

Earlier in May 2020, we had a chance to chat with Minal Sawant, Space System Architect at Xilinx, and learned a lot about the top-notch 20 nm Space-Grade Radiation Tolerant (RT) Kintex UltraScale XQRKU060FPGA. Mars Rover Perseverance has just launched onboard on an Atlas V-541, and it is a crucial part of the Mars 2020 mission.

Quick Charge 5.0 tops 50 percent battery in five minutes
Published in Mobiles


Qualcomm ups the charging game

Qualcomm has been stuck with Quick Charge 4 and 4+ for the last few years and let a lot of players, predominantly from China, to surpass its charging speeds by a lot. Now Quick Charge 5 is about to change that as the new standard promises to charge 50 percent battery in five minutes at 100W maximal capability.

Murthy is out of Intel
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:01

Murthy is out of Intel


Sins of the 7nm, fab delays, and 5G

Back in 2015, Intel poached Murthy Renduchintala to help the company with 5G and a forward-looking roadmap, and five years after, Intel announced that Murthy would be leaving on August 3.

24.2 Nanosecond Electronic Trading World Record
Published in Network


Xilinx and LDA Technologies

Time is money, and the recent record set by Xilinx and LDA Technologies in Electronic Trading is a world record

Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge made
Published in AI


Substantial prizes

Xilinx and Hackster.io Team Up For Inaugural Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 10 July 2020 10:44

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake


It always planned a discrete CPU

This article might serve as a short history class about how Apple operates, especially in hardware design. Apple created its first phone SoC the famous A4 in 2010, and it created its first iPad specific A6X chip in 2012.

Apple will develop its discrete GPU
Published in Graphics
Friday, 10 July 2020 09:49

Apple will develop its discrete GPU


Total hardware control

Earlier this week, there were some rumors that Apple will use its graphics IP to build the discrete graphics processors, probably starting with a notebook first, and we can assure you that these plans are real.