Analysis: Rejoins as a CEO after 12 years of absence
Back in mid-September 2009, we were sad to report that Kicking Pat Gelsinger was leaving Intel to take the CEO chair at EMC, later VMware. Now one of the key minds behind Pentium is coming back to the place that he still calls home, Intel.
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.
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.
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.
Four others got significant promotions
The year 2021 seems to be a year of promotions on many fronts. AMD is no exception and it has just announced that it promoted two chaps to an executive vice president role and three more to a senior vice president.
A big win for AI hardware startup
Tenstorrent, a Toronto based hardware startup developing next-generation computers, announced the addition of industry veteran Jim Keller as President, CTO, and board member.
Steve Mollenkopf to Retire as CEO in June
Qualcomm finished strong with Snapdragon 888 and started the first working day of January with its Snapdragon 480 5G announcement. After 26 years at the company, the new big announcement is that Steve Mollenkopf will retire as a CEO. He was CEO since March 2014.
Enables affordable 5G headsets in Q1 2021
Qualcomm is enormously benefiting from fast 5G deployment around the globe. Two years after introducing its first 5G device in the 8 series, the company announced an affordable Snapdragon 4 series chipset for affordable 5G devices.
Double-digit IPC confirmed
Intel’s John Bonini, Intel VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming, has already confirmed a few juicy details about the Intel 11th Generation desktop part codename Rocket Lake-S. Now the latest leak reveals a healthy 5.3GHz speed.
Ready in Q3 2021 for Intel and AMD
It was rumored for a while that the Alder Lake platform expected in the latter part of 2021 has support for DDR5. Team Group is now reporting that they have successfully developed consumer-grade DDR5 memory validation. The company announced the beginning of validation.