SkyWater works on technology for night vision on cars
Published in Transportation


Premium car makers are potential customers. 
 
One of the things that caught my attention talking with Tom Sonderman, the president of SkyWater - a US owned and operated semiconductor foundry - was some developments it does for the automotive industry.

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:35

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79


Qcom refused us at $82, let's offer less

The $82 per share offer from Broadcom is off the table, now the company is offering $79. This was initiated after Qualcomm reached an agreement to pay more for NXP.

Intel CEO talks about Spectres, meltdowns, drones and cars
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CES 2018 keynote

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is not avoiding talking about the Spectre and Meltdown bugs. At his opening keynote at CES 2018 Krzanich tackled the issue from the start.

Nvidia Xavier sampling in Q1 18
Published in News
Monday, 08 January 2018 18:43

Nvidia Xavier sampling in Q1 18


Volta graphics, eight custom cores for automotive

Nvidia CEO announced that Drive Xavier world's first autonomous machine processor is up and running as the silicon got back from the Fab two weeks ago, and of course, it works flawlessly.

Intel flattens inside the box
Published in News
Friday, 27 October 2017 16:25

Intel flattens inside the box


Spins things a different way

Chip giant Intel always looks on the bright side. Or, to put it another way, it spins the news to pretend things are better than they actually are.

Nvidia Xavier almost taped out
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:19

Nvidia Xavier almost taped out


CEO confirms

Nvidia Xavier, the next generation Tegra focused on self-driving, is almost taped out.

AMD Vega helped launched Nvidia to be a $100 billion company
Published in Graphics


AI, Robots, self-driving and GPUs

Last night after the New York Stock Exchange closed for trading, Nvidia passed a mind-blowing milestone being valued at $100.198 billion dollars. This happened on the same day AMD launched Vega high end architecture.

Formula 1 champion talks about Qualcomm tech
Published in Transportation


How Qualcomm wireless helped him win

At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Qualcomm took us by surprise inviting us to a Mercedes AMG Petronas / Qualcomm Formula One F1 event where none other than Nico Rosberg, the actual Formula 1 champion, took the stage to talk about how Qualcomm technologies helped him win the championship. We have the full discussion on video, below. 

Nvidia announces Mercedes self-driving deal
Published in Transportation
Sunday, 08 January 2017 20:10

Nvidia announces Mercedes self-driving deal


Gets Audi too

Who would have thought that people who are covering computer graphics would start writing about the automotive industry. Each car of the future is going to get a self-driving ADAS system, powered by a SoC that is wrapped around a strong CPU and GPU. Nvidia announced at CES 2017 that it just scored both Mercedes and Audi automotive deals. 

Qualcomm gets the Volkswagen automotive deal
Published in Transportation


Scores world’s biggest car manufacturer

One of the most surprising announcements at the CES 2017 show was the announcement from both Volkswagen and Qualcomm that these two companies will work together on the connectivity of VW cars as well as on the way to implement the Qualcomm self-driving Snapdragon 820A platform in future cars.