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Today Qualcomm is announcing an update to its extremely successful Snapdragon 865 SoC: the new Snapdragon 865+. The Snapdragon 865 had already seen tremendous success with over 140 different design wins, powering some of the best Android smartphone devices this year. We’re past the hectic spring release cycle of devices, and much like last year with the S855+, for the summer and autumn release cycle, Qualcomm is providing vendors with the option for a higher-performance binned variant of the chip, the new S865+. As a bit of a arbitrary, but also important characteristic of the new chip is that this is the first ever mobile silicon to finally pass the 3GHz frequency mark.

SiFive Acquires USB 2.0 and 3.x IP Portfolio to Strengthen RISC-V SoCs

SiFive, one of the world’s leading developers of controllers and SoCs based on the RISC-V instruction set, has acquired USB IP portfolio from Innovative Logic, a silicon IP designer...

7 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2019

United States Rules Qualcomm In Violation of Antitrust Laws - Qualcomm To Appeal

The United States Federal Trade Commission’s case against Qualcomm has just taken an important step. In a ruling released last night, the US District Court judge Lucy Koh issued...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Report: Arm Suspends Business with Huawei - Future Chip Development In Jeopardy

In the latest event in the quickly moving saga that is Huawei’s technology export blacklisting by the United States Government, the BBC has published a report this morning claiming...

115 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Marvell to Acquire Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries

Marvell on Monday announced that it had entered into agreement to buy Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries. The acquisition will bring additional chip design capabilities to Marvell and will enable...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2019

Cadence Announces Tensilica Vision Q7 DSP

Last year we saw the announcement of Cadence’s Tensilica Q6 DSP IP which promised a new architecture that brings integration between vision DSP workloads and new optimised machine learning...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/15/2019

Intel to Discontinue First-Gen Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Intel this week initiated an end-of-life plan for its Movidius Neural Compute Stick, which is based on the Myriad 2 VPU. The product will be available for another year...

24 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2019

Ampere Computing: Arm is Now an Investor

The pipeline for Arm based server products has a few companies fighting for as much of the market as they can get – the server market is a big...

12 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

AI On The Edge: New Flex Logix X1 Inference AI Chip For Fanless Designs

A large number of inference demonstrations published by the big chip manufacturers revolve around processing large batch sizes of images on trained networks. In reality, when video is being...

4 by Ian Cutress on 4/10/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 665 & 730 Platforms: 11 & 8nm

Today at Qualcomm’s AI Day in San Francisco we saw the reveal of the new Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 730 SoCs and platforms. The new chipsets represent updates to...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/9/2019

ChipRebel Releases Exynos 9820 Die Shot: M4 CPUs in New Cluster

Every time a new SoC comes one, the one thing we eagerly await is for someone to release a die shot of the new chip. This process is most...

66 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/9/2019

Sizing Up The 5G Modem Market: Qualcomm, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, UniSOC, and Mediatek

It will be very difficult to look at mobile connectivity news in 2019 and not see buzzwords like ‘5G’ being used everywhere. Everyone wants to talk big about 5G...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2019

Pictured: Intel and Qualcomm to offer 5G Modules for M.2 Slots

Last week we reported on Fibocom, an Intel partner, had announced a new M.2 module featuring the Intel XMM8160 5G modem to be used in CPEs as well as...

21 by Ian Cutress on 3/4/2019

Qualcomm Launches the QCA6390 Chipset: 1.8 Gbps Wi-Fi 6 Ready with BlueTooth 5.1

With the upcoming ratification of the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard expected in August, a number of companies are gearing up with Wi-Fi 6 ‘ready’ routers and end-points to get...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Xilinx Announce New RFSoCs for 5G, Covering Sub-6 GHz and mmWave

More often than not, embedded wireless equipment, the infrastructure that powers it, and the systems that test the deployed hardware don’t just use off-the-shelf parts. As with 4G and...

6 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 712: A Higher Bin 710

Today Qualcomm announced a new entry into its “upper mid-range” line-up of SoCs: The Snapdragon 712. The announcement is quite surprising, as it seems the chip might possibly simply...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/7/2019

Intel Considers $11 Billion Fab in Israel

Late last year Intel announced massive plans to increase its global chip production capacities by upgrading, expanding, and equipping four of its fabs. As it turns out, the company...

37 by Anton Shilov on 1/29/2019

BIOSTAR Goes Carrizo: A10N-8800E Mini-ITX Motherboard with Integrated FX-8800P

BIOSTAR has just introduced a mini-ITX motherboard with a built-in mobile processor, called the A10N-8800E. This Carrizo chipset based model uses an AMD FX-8800P quad-core processor, integrated Radeon R7...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/24/2019

Intel Discontinues Quark SoCs and Microcontrollers

Intel has announced that it will discontinue all of its Quark-series SoCs microcontrollers. Intel’s partners will have to make their final orders for the chips this summer, whereas the...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2019

The Snapdragon 855 Performance Preview: Setting the Stage for Flagship Android 2019

As we get ever closer to the releases of various Android vendor’s newest generation devices, Qualcomm continues its tradition of showcasing the performance of its newest generation SoC ahead...

136 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/15/2019

Investigating NVIDIA's Jetson AGX: A Look at Xavier and Its Carmel Cores

Today’s piece is a bit of an unusual review; NVIDIA’s new Jetson AGX embedded system kit isn’t really a device platform we’re expecting the average reader to think about...

51 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/4/2019

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