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.
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.
Surfing on a non-existing car wave
It looks like AMD is on schedule to finally show all the cards about Summit Ridge, the Ryzen - Zen desktop part but we found interesting that the famous Elon Musk largely built Tesla's success on the same strategy Lisa and her team used for AMD.
Fully integrated solution in Q1 2017
Nvidia has already announced that its integrated automotive solution won the hearts of Tesla and Volvo, while Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 820A for automotive in early 2016. Now MediaTek has announced a plan to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning in Q1 2017.
On the rise
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) issued its sales figures for semiconductors in September, and they’re clearly on the up and up
It will leave connectivity to others
Jensen sparked our imagination by mentioning that a self-driving car will have a SoC or a small computer inside a car that will essentially talk with the cloud, and share the information with the system.
$30 billion deal
NXP Semiconductors is exploring selling itself to Qualcomm in a deal that could be valued at more than $30 billion.
Created with automotives in mind
Danny Shapiro, Nvidia's Senior Director of Automotives, has revealed a few details about the "Parker", Nvidia’s Newest SOC for Autonomous Vehicles.
Ends in a divorce
Tesla just ended its long term relations with Israeli based Mobileye. This comes as a rather sudden and unexpected shock as Mobileye is the company behind Tesla’s now very famous autopilot.
Digital mapping service and 82.9% stake in AutoChips
Rumors that MediaTek might acquire Intel’s mobile division spiked a lot of conversations all over tech industry which, as we said, were wrong. But MediaTek did announce a strategic partnership with NavInfo which is a Chinese-based digital mapping service provider and now an automotive chip manufacturer.