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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Analysis: Intel 7, Intel 4 Intel 3, and Intel A20 angstrom
The nanometer branding has been quite an inaccurate way to describe the transition size and the performance. After maintaining desktop and especially mobile leadership for the most part with 14nm, Intel is happy to report that the second-generation 10 nm is in heavy volume. 10nm is now represented more than 14nm volume, but Intel decided to change the way it calls its manufacturing processes.
EC needs at least six months to decide
North Americans always wonder how much vacation Europeans take, and it looks like this behavior will affect Nvidia's attempt to acquire ARM for $40 billion. It is starting to look like this acquisition will take much longer than Jensen promised, and the European Commission regulatory body has to be very concerned about the potential Nvidia antitrust position. The matter has been addressed before.