Aussie grocer wants to save a billion dollars
Published in News


Using AI and other tech to see off competition

Australia's second-biggest grocery chain Coles revealed its intention to cut A$1 billion in costs through more deliberate use of technology. It reflects the new imperative for supermarkets looking to stay competitive amidst pressure from deep discounters and online retailers.

First customers getting Versal ACAP
Published in AI
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:59

First customers getting Versal ACAP


7nm first adaptive compute platform


Xilinx has confirmed that the Versal, product developed under Everest condemned was taped out last year, and today the company has confirmed that the first tier-one customers are getting the first Versal AI core products.

Renesas develops AI accelerator
Published in News
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 12:54

Renesas develops AI accelerator

 
For super fast AIs

Renesas has announced it has developed an AI accelerator that performs CNN (convolutional neural network) processing at high speeds and low power.

Israeli outfit releases AI training processor
Published in AI


Habana Gaudi is four times faster than GPU based systems

Israeli AI processor outfit Habana Labs has created an AI training chip which it says works four times faster than systems built around the same number of GPUs.

British AI experts teach machines to team up and kill
Published in AI


What could go wrong?

A British artificial intelligence company has designed AI agents which have taught themselves Quake III Arena, and became so good they consistently beat human beings.

Intel expects 7nm in 2021
Published in AI
Thursday, 09 May 2019 12:29

Intel expects 7nm in 2021


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.

Microsoft spruces up AI and blockchain tools
Published in Cloud


Making them easier for businesses

Software King of the world Microsoft announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as AI  and blockchain easier for businesses to use.

Xilinx made $3.06 billion in 2019
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 02 May 2019 10:17

Xilinx made $3.06 billion in 2019


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.

Gyrfalcon Technology offers IP licensing
Published in AI
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 10:52

Gyrfalcon Technology offers IP licensing


GTI AI technology to your SoC

Gyrfalcon Technology is a chip innovator targeting the industry densest AI inference accelerators on a custom SoC design. Now it's opened to IP licensing modem for greater customization for AI chips from edge to cloud. The company own the IP making it more attractive that some of the other players in the market. 

Qualcomm announces AI datacenter Cloud AI 100 SoC
Published in AI


Series of products in 2020

Last week Qualcomm announced a Cloud AI 100 data accelerator targeting future AI loads in big data centers. Facebook and Microsoft seem to be interested as they presented  at the Qualcomm AI events in San Francisco.