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.
One arm of the US government is helping Apple, China, and Korea
The FTC and a coalition of tech giants, led by Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Intel, and LG, are fighting Qualcomm, more specifically, against the chipmaker’s licensing model and business practices.
Analysis: Qualcomm IP must say American
A shocking development in the ongoing attempt by Broadcom to takeover Qualcomm in a hostile way has finally been put to rest. The US government's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) advised the President Donald Trump to put a stop to it. The reaction was swift, as the US government ordered both Broadcom and Qualcomm to put an end to the matter, immediately.
Industry veteran journalist Kyle Bennet wrote back in December that Intel might launch a CPU powered by Radeon technology. This happens in the middle of the last quarter when Nvidia and Intel's cross licensing GPU deal is about to expire.
Nvidia was confident that it could pressure Samsung and Qualcomm into some kind of licensing dea and started a legal battle in September 2014. However not it appears that the battle is over and with a disappointing result.
Ensigma provides complete IoT suite
Chipmaker Imagination has launched a new suite of Ensigma IP solutions which cover Wi-Fi/Bluetooth software, MAC baseband, AFE and RF for the Internet of Things.
No place for new IP this late in the cycle
British court wades in
Prepared to be blackmailed