$53M series A to disrupt the data center
Nuvia is a relatively new name in the datacenter field, and the startup just got $53 million series A funding to re-imagine silicon design for the datacenter market. $53 million series A funding is a great deal for a startup, but the story gets an edge since it involves three key names in the tech industry.
Xilinx plays with 3D packaging since 2008
Victor Peng, the CEO of Xilinx, has just announced that the 35 billion transistor Versal is a monolithic chip. Without saying the exact number, he did mention that at 7nm, the Versal 7nm 35 billion transistor chip is smaller than traditional GPUs.
Datacenter Accelerator against theft
Xilinx and SK Telecom announced that SK Telecom had adopted Xilinx Alveo Datacenter Accelerator cards. The cards have an important job to power a real-time AI-based physical intrusion and theft detection service.
The optical sensor as vulnerable as ultrasonic
There has been some coverage over the under-display fingerprint with Samsung S10 / Note 10 issue. Samsung officially stated:
Codename DG1 is alive CEO confirms
Intel’s CEO Bob Swan has provided the financial community an update on its good Q3 2019 financial performance and mentioned a few recent milestones. In this quarter, Q3 19, Intel achieved power on exit for the first discrete GPU.
$513 shipping October 30
Intel announced that Core i9 9900KS would ship at the end of the month, and today, week 44 and the last days of October, has revealed all new cores to 5GHz CPU. The CPU will be available on October 30 and sell for $513. The new 9900KS CPU should be an ultimate gaming powerhouse as all eight cores work at 5GHz and base clock of 4 GHz. Europeans will have to count out 550 Euro for the KS.
And upgradable NEO J50C-4 with Pentium J5005
Minix has released two very interesting systems, one fanless with a 6W TDP Celeron and one with a Pentium J5005 both from the Gemini Lake generation, and both now come with 64GB storage out of the box and support M2 SSDs.
Chief architect: 2X area efficiency vs. ARM, 3.1 X faster from U7 gen
SiFive is a company founded by the inventors of RISC-V, and the company of now 550 employees is focusing on providing commercial RISC-V Processor IP and Silicon Solutions has just announced its next generation microarchitecture.
Snapdragon 8CX yet to ship
Samsung was the first to announce a Snapdragon 8CX design and promised to ship the system this fall, but so far, we haven’t seen any preorders taking place.
Chief architect: Expect 30 to 40 percent uplift
Intel has shared a few more details about the Intel Tremont low power Microarchitecture at the Linley Fall Processor Conference in Santa Clara and we had the chance to chat with Stephen Robinson, Senior Principal Engineer and Intel Tremont Chief Architect.