Surface Pro X is the tweaked Snapdragon 8CX
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 18 October 2019 12:54

Surface Pro X is the tweaked Snapdragon 8CX


Tuned up and rebranded

A Microsoft hardware event revealed the latest Intel, ARM and AMD based products and Surface Pro X based on ARM caught a lot of attentio. To set things straight, the Microsoft SQ1 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX.

LG launched phone powered by Gyrfalcon AI chip
Published in AI


First big customer

Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) is one of the hot names in AI startups, and the company managed to score a big customer for its AI chip.

AMD server win squeezes ARM
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 10 October 2019 19:23

AMD server win squeezes ARM


Ampere on life support?

The recent success of AMD’s 7nm 64 core Rome powerhouse is very bad news for ARM's server efforts. Over time, Calxeda and many others failed, and Cavium by Marvell and Ampere don’t seem to be better either. AMD is just jeopardizing last chances for all existing ARM players to make any meaningful footprint on the data center and server market.

It cost one billion dollars to tape out 7nm chip
Published in News


Economy of scale

After months of investigation and multiple conversations with several fellow engineers, and super C level executives in multiple organizations, we learned that it costs over one billion dollars to tape out a 7nm chip.

AMD's Rome voltage is high
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:54

AMD's Rome voltage is high


But it is allowed by TSMC

Remember our original Rome story where we wrote that AMD is exceeding TSMC's recommended voltage It turns out that the story is true, but at the same time, AMD has a special deal with TSMC where the company optimized and allowed a  higher voltage for AMD’s Rome.

Xilinx CEO shows off its Versal board
Published in News
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 18:58

Xilinx CEO shows off its Versal board


7nm up and running

Last year Victor Peng CEO of Xilinx announced a 7nm ACAP platform and today we had a chance to see the chip as well as the development board on the stage.

Microsoft to announce Snapdragon 8CX Surface Pro
Published in Mobiles


AMD powered 15-inch Surface and Intel-powered 13- and 15-inch

Rumor has it that Microsoft will show an updated Surface Pro based on the Snapdragon 8CX Compute Platform, steering away from the usual Intel-only update. There will also be a 15 inch AMD version so Microsoft is definitely opening up to diverse manufacturers.

Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon speaks on global 5G
Published in Mobiles


2.2B covered by the end of 2020

Part of the recent chat we had with Cristiano Amon president of Qualcomm and Executive Vice President of BMW, Dr. Christoph Grote, included Cristiano’s confirmation that by the end of 2020 2.2 billion people will have 5G coverage.

BMW EVP talks to us about 5G, level 2+, Lidar, V2X and HD maps
Published in Transportation


Automotive connected Vision powered by Qualcomm
   

It is not every day that you get to meet the Executive Vice President of BMW, Dr. Christoph Grote and the President of Qualcomm QTI, Cristiano Amon. People following our work do know that we meet Cristiano, but Dr. Grote shared a very insightful vision of connected and self-driving vision at BMW.

Pixelworks scores Nokia 7.2 and 6.2
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 26 September 2019 15:53

Pixelworks scores Nokia 7.2 and 6.2


Powered by PureDisplay technology

Pixelworks is the company behind remarkable mobile display processing technology that led to a ISV agreement with Qualcomm, and is now part of the latest HDM global Nokia and TCL phones.