chips

Qualcomm launches its new vision intelligence platform for IoT devices

Qualcomm’s chips already power virtually every Android smartphone on the market, but the company has long set its sights beyond this core market and is increasingly looking at IoT as one of its

Lightmatter aims to reinvent AI-specific chips with photonic computing and $11M in funding

It takes an immense amount of processing power to create and operate the "AI" features we all use so often, from playlist generation to voice recognition. Lightmatter is a startup that is looking to c

Former Intel president launches new chip company with backing from Carlyle Group

Ampere, a new chip company run by former Intel president Renee James, came out of stealth today with a brand-new highly efficient Arm-based server chip targeted at hyperscale data centers. The company

Intel does its best to tamp down impact of Spectre and Meltdown in earnings call

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was delighted to report that Intel had a record year in the company’s quarterly earnings call with analysts yesterday. Of course, he also had to acknowledge the Spectre

Qualcomm to appeal $1.23B fine from EU over LTE chip dominance in the iPhone

Qualcomm’s longstanding dominance in LTE chipsets for smartphones, and specifically with Apple’s iPhone, is getting a major hit today. The European Commission today announced that it would

Crunch Report | A Telegram ICO Would Be Huge

Telegram is planning a multi-billion-dollar ICO, Uber taps Nvidia for self-driving chips and DraftKings launches single-game NFL fantasy contests. All this on Crunch Report.

Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can

Google says its custom machine learning chips are often 15-30x faster than GPUs and CPUs

It’s no secret that Google has developed its own custom chips to accelerate its machine learning algorithms. The company first revealed those chips, called Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), at its

Crunch Report | DOJ Accuses Four People of 2014 Yahoo Hack

DOJ accuses four people of a 2014 Yahoo hack, Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft's board of directors, a new process for visualizing chips and solving Uber's navigation problem. All this on Crunch Report.

Intel confirms 15% stake in mapping business Here to work on autonomous car tech

Here, the mapping and location services company once owned by Nokia and sold for €2.5 billion to a car-maker consortium of Audi, BMW and Daimler in 2015, is picking up a new investor today. Chipmak

South Korea fines Qualcomm $850 million for its patent licensing practices

American chipmaker Qualcomm is in trouble in South Korea. The country’s antitrust regulator has fined the company roughly $850 million (1.03 trillion won) for its patent royalty activities in South

Broadcom acquires Brocade in $5.9 billion deal

Broadcom, Ltd bought Brocade Communications Systems today for $5.9 billion, giving the company a strong offering in networking storage business. It’s quite a nice deal for Brocade shareholde

SoftBank is reportedly bidding to buy chip giant ARM for $31 billion

SoftBank is bidding to buy chip giant ARM, one of the world's most influential technology companies, according to multiple media.

One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware

It's been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming driver of innovation in the technology industry. Many components have made stunning

Intel announces it’s slashing 12,000 jobs

Intel just announced it was slashing its workforce by 11 percent, calling it in all its corporate press-speak glory "a restructuring to accelerate its transformation." Sure. What it means in real h

Intel-Altera Deal Marks Second Big Chip Company Merger In Less Than A Week

This morning Intel confirmed it had bought Altera, maker of programmable chips, for $16.7 billion. That may seem like a big number until you consider that Avago Technologies Ltd. bought wireless-chi

Qualcomm’s Got The Cash And The Market Share, But All It Really Wants Is To Be Noticed

Poor little Qualcomm: $100 billion in market cap but nobody knows your name. At least that's the song the company is singing in a new MIT Technology Review article today, which features Qualcomm Chief

ARM CEO Warren East Is Stepping Down And Getting Replaced By President Simon Segars

Warren East, the executive who has seen UK semiconductor juggernaut <a target="_blank" href="http://www.arm.com">ARM Holdings</a> through some of its most explosive growth, fuelled by deals with compa

Ericsson Will Take A $1.2B Hit On Decline Of ST-Ericsson Chip JV; Confirms It Won’t Buy STMicro’s Stake

Earlier this week European Commissioner Neelie Kroes <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/18/europe-72-of-homes-are-now-broadband-connected-online-reading-is-users-favorite-pastime/">spoke in

Apple Reportedly Looking Into Switching From Intel To In-House Chips For Macs

Apple is reportedly looking into ways to replace its Intel processors in Macs with new chips based on the designs it uses for its iOS-based devices. The company has previously been rumored to be conte
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