Qualcomm and SSW Partners reach definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer
Published in Transportation


Analysis: Superior value to Veoneer shareholders

Two months ago, Veoneer was still in talks with Magna to accept its acquisition offer of $31.25 per share in cash, however yesterday, Qualcomm and SSW Partners reached a definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer in an all-cash transaction valued at $37.00 per share.

Amazon EC2 VT1 Instances for Live Multi-stream Video Transcoding
Published in Cloud


Powered by Xilinx Alveo U30 media accelerator card

One of the key announcements of the Xilinx Adapt 2021 event was the new Amazon EC2 VT1 instance featuring Xilinx Alveo U30 media accelerator card. Amazon is a big customer when it comes to video transcoding, and it also offers these services through its AWS Amazon EC2 VT1 instances.

Nvidia's acquisition of ARM still uncertain
Published in News


Analysis: Strong opposition in the UK, EU, and especially China  

It has been 54 weeks since Nvidia announced its ambitions to acquire ARM for approximately $40 billion. We intentionally use the term ambition as things are still far from looking good more than a year later. More and more voices in the industry and regulatory bodies are against it.

Xilinx and Motovis Introduce Further Automotive Forward Camera Innovation
Published in Transportation


Complete Hardware and Software Solution

The forward-facing camera market is a growing market, and according to Strategy Analytics, it is poised to grow to a $2.4B market. Most new cars are equipped with a forward-facing camera that keeps the vehicle in lane, helps systems such as adaptive cruise control or low speed follow, detect cars, objects, pedestrians, and many more.

Xilinx announces Versal AI Edge ACAP
Published in AI


Smart vision, medical, automotive beats Nvidia

Xilinx is enjoying the multiple line of Versal ACAP adaptive compute acceleration platform roll out and adding an adaptive edge product certainly enlarges the leadership portfolio and adds some trouble for the competition, including Nvidia.

Intel comes up with an aggressive manufacturing roadmap
Published in PC Hardware


Analysis: Intel 7, Intel 4 Intel 3, and Intel A20 angstrom

The nanometer branding has been quite an inaccurate way to describe the transition size and the performance. After maintaining desktop and especially mobile leadership for the most part with 14nm, Intel is happy to report that the second-generation 10 nm is in heavy volume. 10nm is now represented more than 14nm volume, but Intel decided to change the way it calls its manufacturing processes.

Nvidia fails to submit paperwork to the European Commission
Published in News


EC needs at least six months to decide

North Americans always wonder how much vacation Europeans take, and it looks like this behavior will affect Nvidia's attempt to acquire ARM for $40 billion. It is starting to look like this acquisition will take much longer than Jensen promised, and the European Commission regulatory body has to be very concerned about the potential Nvidia antitrust position. The matter has been addressed before

Windows 11 won't update on Snapdragon 8CX
Published in News


Update: now it does Galaxy Book S doesn't automatically gets it

I always like to play with the next generation of Windows and have been an active part of the Windows Insider program for years. Out of curiosity, after Intel-powered devices, I wanted to update Galaxy Book S powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX. I was surprised to see that Microsoft currently doesn't offer this feature, at least not automatically.

5G Technology shift arrives in automotive
Published in Transportation


Qualcomm remains committed to helping Europe

A week ago, Alex Rogers, executive vice president and president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), was one of the keynote speakers at the Beyond the Mobile Phone virtual conference.

Xilinx Introduces Kria Portfolio of Adaptive System-on-Modules
Published in AI


For Accelerating Innovation and AI Applications at the Edge

Xilinx has been massively expanding its portfolio, and it wants to address a new market with Kria branded adaptive system on modules (SOMs). These modules can save a lot of time to market and enable partners to bring their products to the end customers.