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Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform scores Honda
Published in Transportation


One of the big ones

Part of today's Qualcomm CES Automotive focused keynote CEO Cristiano Amon and Nakul Duggal, SVP & GM, automotive, announced that Honda chose 3rd generation Snapdragon Automotive cockpit solutions for its upcoming US and Worldwide cars.

Dimensity 9000 fails to prove its premium chipset
Published in Mobiles


Lacks in GPU, 5G, imaging, features 

MediaTek Dimensity 9000 got a lot of coverage, and the marketing machine is trying to promote this chipset as a premium. Guess what? Dimensity 9000 is not a premium chipset as it suffers from stitched stock Cortex IP, stock Mali GPU, lack of premium phone design wins, and, most importantly, too optimistic SoC clocks. The clocks, especially the mid-cluster, might get the company in trouble due to the high energy drain. 

Cristiano Amon CEO kick-starts Snapdragon Tech Summit
Published in Mobiles


Snapdragon Gen 1, new brand, faster uploads, HDR 4K video, 8K

After two years of absence of in-person events due to the covid19, Qualcomm has kick-started its Snapdragon Technology in person. Many things have changed in the last two years, but we will pick two when it comes to Qualcomm.

Xilinx announces Alveo U55C most powerful accelerator card
Published in AI


HBM2 Purpose-built for HPC and big data

Xilinx has introduced the most powerful accelerator card ever purpose-built for HPC and big data workloads. It will launch with the Alveo U55C to target even bigger big data workloads from its predecessor. The new card uses new HBM2 memory, doubles the capacity, and uses a new form factor.

Intel CEO expects shortages until 2023
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 22 October 2021 15:06

Intel CEO expects shortages until 2023


Hits Nvidia, Intel, AMD, car manufactures

Back in late 202, Nvidia told us that shortages should be the thing of the past at some point in Q1 2021. In early 2021, Nvidia and its CEO adjusted the statement, telling the world that shortages are expected throughout most of 2021.

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
Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:37

Nvidia's acquisition of ARM still uncertain


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
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 14:27

Xilinx announces Versal AI Edge ACAP


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.