Intel, Qualcomm, Google, Microsoft
The four above are just the tip of the iceberg and probably the companies that will most suffer from the ban, but ISV like Adobe, antivirus makers, any US-based software maker on Android or Windows selling to Huawei will be affected too.
Pixel own in house SoC dream dies
Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform. Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.
28X improvement in deep leering
It is easy to forget about the software behind the hardware that everyone gets excited about, but without drivers, OS, and general API support, there would not be any platform.
GPU only strategy, or tiny software ecosystem
As a part of its software update and a One API strategy announcement Raja Koduri, the SVP of Intel architecture, graphics and software took time to mention two main competitors and used green for the company that has a GPU centric strategy and red for the company that has both a CPU and GPU.
Intel foldables and detachable CPU in late 2019
We had a chance to see the Lakefield up and running in December 2018, and it was the first time Intel showed a 10nm Hybrid CPU running a 7-Zip and taking full advantage of the AES 256 instruction. This was enough to run 75 percent faster than any other Intel Core processor.
7nm data center GPU confirmed
Intel has provided a financial analyst community update about its 10nm and, it even mentioned 7nm for 2021, touching beyond that. The first 7nm from Intel seems to be a 7nm general purpose GPU.
Ice lake 10nm on shelves for holidays
Unless you have been living under a rock, you were aware that Intel is years behind its original 10nm transition. Luckily, Intel’s Murthy has confirmed that the 10nm CPU will start shipping in June.
Lifetime achievement award finalist
Qualcomm Engineer Dr. Marta Karczewicz has been nominated for a lifetime achievement award from European patent office.
Apple and Intel now need Qualcomm
The last few weeks were very active for Qualcomm, Apple, and Intel and the first two have finally settled their licensing differences. Intel decided to leave the 5G smartphone business due to the delays and business-related decisions, but FTC judge Koh is still expected to reach a verdict on the Qualcomm-FTC case.
CEO Victor Peng made the difference
Xilinx announced that at the end of its fiscal year 2019 the company reached record revenues of $3.06 billion for the fiscal year 2019, up 24 percent from the previous fiscal year. The three pillar strategy is playing out, with the data center first but it is clear that the company has AI, networking and 5G well embedded in its roadmap.