Tag: Chips

Apple Working on Apple TV Models With A12 and A14 Chips, New Controller, and More

Several rumors have indicated that Apple is working on a refreshed Apple TV, and Fudge, a leaker who goes by @choco_bit on Twitter, today shared some new information on what we can expect.

In a tweet, Fudge claims that Apple is preparing multiple new Apple TV set-top boxes, with a model featuring a variant of the A12 chip and one with an “A14X-like” chip. Fudge also mentions that a new controller is in the works, but it is unclear if the tweet is referencing an updated Siri Remote or a new, Apple-designed game controller.

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Intel wins second phase of contract to help Pentagon develop chips

CHANDLER, Arizona – (Reuters) – Intel Corp on Friday said it has won a second-phase contract in a project aimed at helping the U.S. military make more advanced semiconductors within the United States.

Under the project, Intel will help the military develop prototypes of chips using its semiconductor packaging technology at factories in Arizona and Oregon. The packaging technology allows pieces of chips called “chiplets” from different providers to be combined into one package, helping cram more features into a smaller finished product while lowering its power consumption.

“As more and more semiconductor manufacturing has moved offshore, the (Department of Defense) is very interested in ensuring that they have advanced microelectronics for national security manufactured here in the U.S.,” Bob Swan, Intel’s chief executive, told Reuters in an interview as he toured a recently completed $7 billion factory expansion in Arizona, where Intel’s workforce totals 12,000.

“As a U.S.-based company,

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Nvidia Teams with VMware to Make Mellanox’s Chips More Versatile

Five months after closing its $7 billion purchase of networking interconnect and chip developer Mellanox Technologies, Nvidia  (NVDA) – Get Report is teaming with VMware  (VMW) – Get Report to expand the capabilities of Mellanox’s silicon.

On Tuesday — the start of VMware’s annual VMworld conference — Nvidia and VMware announced a pair of partnerships.

One of the partnerships involves the Nvidia GPU Cloud (NGC), a set of software tools and pre-trained deep learning models meant to help developers quickly get AI projects relying on Nvidia GPUs up and running. The other involves Mellanox’s SmartNICs, networking cards that (with the help of Mellanox’s BlueField data processing units, or DPUs) can offload networking, security and storage processing from a server’s CPUs.

The second partnership, arguably the more important of the two, will allow many of the tasks handled by VMware’s core Cloud Foundation platform — it covers

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AMD To Strongly Benefit From New AI And Gaming Chips From Nvidia And AMD (NASDAQ:AMD)

Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) investors know well that Zen 2 CPU core has brought the Company to the pole position of the x86 world – in servers, desktops, and laptops. AMD has been gaining market share rapidly since the introduction of Zen 2 family products. In addition to raw performance, one of the significant advantages of Zen 2 family products is a less known feature called PCIe 4.0.

PCI Express, or PCIe, is the technology that facilitates moving information between various components of PCs, workstations, and servers. PCIe specification, which was first introduced in 2003, has been stagnant at 3.0 level from 2010 to 2017 until PCIe 4.0 specification was ratified. As can be seen from the table below (image from Wikipedia article), PCIe 4.0 doubles the rate at which data can be moved between various components of PCs and servers.

As these standards go, there is typically a lag

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Ethernet Switch Chips Market : Rising Trends with Top Countries Data, Technology and Business Outlook 2020 to 2026

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Sep 25, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Ethernet Switch Chips Market” is valued at 3071.4 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 3365.5 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 1.3% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Ethernet Switch Chips Market by Types (10G, 25G-40G, 100G, 100G above), Applications (Networking, Database, Other) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 115 Pages and in-depth TOC on Ethernet Switch Chips Market.

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Jellyfish and chips? Diners urged to switch to sustainable alternatives

Diners have been urged to consider sustainable alternatives including jellyfish and chips. (Getty)
Diners have been urged to consider sustainable alternatives including jellyfish and chips. (Getty)

Fish lovers have been urged to switch to sustainable alternatives – including jellyfish and chips – after a survey found critically endangered species being sold and eaten.

Researchers from the University of Queensland warned that 92 endangered species and 11 critically endangered species were being industrially fished in oceans around the world.

Jellyfish is eaten in several Asian countries, including in jellyfish salads and even ice cream. The scientists also proposed increased use of shellfish such as abalone.

This research is published in Nature Communications.

Many consumers in Australia wrongly eat industrially-produced fish thinking it has been produced sustainably, researchers said.

Researchers say it's difficult to know what you are eating – and it could be endangered. (Getty)
Researchers say it’s difficult to know what you are eating – and it could be endangered. (Getty)

They write: “Industrial-scale harvest of species at risk of extinction is controversial and usually highly regulated on land

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Huawei says Qualcomm applied for a license to sell it chips and the Chinese giant will use them if allowed

  • Huawei has been restricted from procuring chips for its smartphones due to U.S. sanctions.
  • American firms looking to sell to Huawei must get a license from the U.S. government in order to do so. 
  • Huawei said that Qualcomm has applied for a license to sell it chips and the Chinese giant will use them in smartphones if permission is granted by the U.S. government. 

a close up of a sign: The logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main U.K. offices in Reading, west of London, on January 28, 2020.

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The logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main U.K. offices in Reading, west of London, on January 28, 2020.

Huawei said that Qualcomm has applied for a license to sell it chips and the Chinese technology giant will use them in smartphones if permission is granted by the U.S. government. 


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China’s Huawei was put on a U.S. blacklist last year that restricted American businesses from selling products to the Chinese phonemaker. U.S. companies, including Qualcomm, were required to get

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Why I implanted computer chips in my hands

I have computer chips in my hands.

The tiny (two millimetre by 12 millimetre) glass ampules are nestled just under the skin on the back of each of my hands and were implanted by a local body piercer several years ago.

The chip in my right hand is a near-field communication device that I scan with an app on my smart phone to access and rewrite the information I have stored on it. It can contain a minuscule 888 kilobytes of data storage and only communicates with devices less than four centimetres away. In my left hand is a chip designed as a digital verification device that uses a proprietary app from the developer Vivokey.

The implant procedure is neither difficult nor extremely painful. I can feel the bump of the chips under my skin and often invite others to feel it. The bump does not protrude from the back

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Nvidia Deal Threatens Arm’s Status as the Switzerland of Chips

(Bloomberg) — Nvidia Corp.’s record deal to buy Arm Ltd. will encounter major hurdles from regulators in countries sparring over trade and customers concerned the transaction will limit competition and unfairly favor Arm’s future owner.


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After announcing the $40 billion agreement on Sunday, Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang and his counterpart at Arm, Simon Segars, defended the combination in briefings spanning several times zones. They both acknowledged their work is just beginning.

“Jensen is probably in for the battle of his life,” said Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon. “They will need approvals from virtually everywhere given Arm’s ubiquity. And we would imagine the bulk of Arm’s current licensees will be (no pun intended) up in arms.”

Arm’s chip designs and instruction set, the code used by chips to communicate with software, are a key part of smartphones, autonomous vehicles and billions of sensors. They are also

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Silicon Labs’ CEO: We’re a One-Stop Shop for Wireless IoT Chips

With the help of new products and a recent acquisition, Silicon Labs  (SLAB) – Get Report is uniquely well-positioned in the fast-growing market for IoT wireless connectivity chips, its CEO argues.

Like rivals such as NXP Semiconductors  (NXPI) – Get Report, Analog Devices  (ADI) – Get Report and Infineon, Silicon Labs has a pretty diverse product line. Along with wireless connectivity chips, the company sells (among other things) radio chips, standalone microcontrollers (MCUs), sensors, power management ICs and signal timing and isolation chips.

But unlike many of its rivals, Silicon Labs doesn’t own chip manufacturing plants. Rather, it relies entirely on foundries such as Taiwan Semiconductor  (TSM) – Get Report to manufacture its chip designs.

Earlier this week, in tandem with the start of a developer conference focused on the company’s IoT/smart home offerings and partnerships, Silicon Labs unveiled the BGM220S,

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