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.
Nvidia's automotive future is bright
After 23 and a half years of trying, Nvidia finally became a 5 billion dollar revenue company. This is a great result considering that all PC-oriented companies are suffering from the PC market decline. Now the company has 20 to 25 million cars that will ship with Nvidia technology inside.
NXP writes $12 billion cheque
NXP has completed its nearly $12 billion deal to buy Freescale and become the world's top maker of automotive electronics.
Thanks to VR, gaming, deep learning, cloud, automotive and AMD snoozing
Nvidia has announced record revenues in the third quarter for fiscal 2016 as a few long play strategies are starting to work out. Nvidia is diversifying beyond PC gaming .
Acquisitions possible, seeking Japanese partners
The market is definitely changing. MediaTek made a lot of money on its smartphone SoC sales, but the company is looking beyond that. They now have clear IoT and Automotive market aspirations.
Nvidia CEO drives on about automotive
Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed in company's financial Q2 conference call that the Tegra found its way under the bonnet of 30 million cars.
Modems are not enough
We had a chance to speak with the head of Qualcomm’s automotive business unit, and we had a chance to see a prototype of a Cadillac powered with a lot of Qualcomm technology.
President Derek Aberle confirms
Qualcomm had an IoT event in San Francisco yesterday and the company wanted to talk a bit more about IoT, also known as Internet of Things. They started off with a catchy phrase - Internet of Hype to Internet of Everything.
European Civic models available now
The infotainment market is a big opportunity for Nvidia Tegra. The company is getting a lot of high-profile design wins and most notable are among them are Audi, VW and BMW - select models have Nvidia Tegra infotainment systems inside.