Qualcomm and SSW Partners reach definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer
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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.

Xilinx is number two in car cameras
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Monday, 25 June 2018 18:04

Xilinx is number two in car cameras


Make driving safe again

Computers made it to cars a long time ago. Assisted driving that most people know from Tesla, started with premium brands like Mercedes, BMW and Audi in 2016 and brands like Honda even got it to the masses in 20.000 Euro/USD cars. These cars must have front cameras, and Xilinx is clearly number two there

Porsche gets 10 percent of Rimac
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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:59

Porsche gets 10 percent of Rimac


High voltage battery and power trains

Porsche AG officially announced that it acquired 10 percent of Rimac automobile for an undisclosed sum.

Safety is why Intel acquired MobileEye
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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:54

Safety is why Intel acquired MobileEye


27 million car market share helped too

A year ago, Intel acquired Mobile Eye for $15.3 billion and Intel's CEO has expained why it happened. Safety is in the company’s mind, but Brian Krzanich was honest enough to recognize that Mobile Eye solves a large gap that Intel had before the acquisition.

Software failed in Uber pedestrian fatality
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NTSB confirms

The USA National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a preliminary report about the first Uber pedestrian fatality. In short, the sensors worked and the software failed.

Wozniak goes after Tesla self driving ambiguities
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We are developers 2018: Don't trust Elon Musk

Last week at the We are developers 2018 Vienna conference, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had the chance to address 4,000 attendee’s life and almost all of the 8,000 attendees were watching the keynote via a video link overflow. What caught our eye was that Wozniak has a lot of disagreements with Musk.

Rimac confirms no mainstream car
Published in Transportation
Sunday, 20 May 2018 10:37

Rimac confirms no mainstream car


At the Vienna We Are developers 2018 conference

Mate Rimac, the CEO of the new 400 people Rimac automobiles company, confirmed at the "Vienna We are" developers' conference that you should not expect a mainstream car from the company anytime soon.

Nvidia announces Mercedes self-driving deal
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Sunday, 08 January 2017 20:10

Nvidia announces Mercedes self-driving deal


Gets Audi too

Who would have thought that people who are covering computer graphics would start writing about the automotive industry. Each car of the future is going to get a self-driving ADAS system, powered by a SoC that is wrapped around a strong CPU and GPU. Nvidia announced at CES 2017 that it just scored both Mercedes and Audi automotive deals. 

MediaTek is jumping the automotive semi business
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Fully integrated solution in Q1 2017

Nvidia has already announced that its integrated automotive solution won the hearts of Tesla and Volvo, while Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 820A for automotive in early 2016. Now MediaTek has announced a plan to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning in Q1 2017.

Nvidia is finally not just a GPU company
Published in Graphics
Saturday, 12 November 2016 11:15

Nvidia is finally not just a GPU company


There is more to life than pixels

Nvidia just announced its fiscal Q3 2017 (not a typo Ed.) and the company reported record revenue of $2 billion, up 54 percent from a year ago. This is finally proof that Nvidia is more than a GPU outfit, as it finally expanded beyond its core business - gaming and professional graphics.