$35 billion biggest to date
News that AMD might acquire Xilinx was quite a surprise after the Nvidia–ARM consolidation, but not surprising. Using current stock and market value increase, AMD decided to make a strategic decision to play better in the data center, 5G, automotive, and fight against the Intel–Altera alliance.
Up to 7,400/6,800 MB/s of sequential performance
Silicon Motion announced three new PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD controllers, including the high-end 12nm SM2264 controller, capable of hitting 7.400MB/s and 6.800MB/s sequential read and write performance.
Worried they will lose access to tech
Huawei and several other Chinese tech firms have raised concerns to local regulators about chipmaker Nvidia deal to buy UK-based chip designer ARM.
Data center strategy
It is impossible to get a comment from either AMD or Xilinx on this matter, but as far as we could ask around, AMD is going to attempt to buy Xilinx. The move will help the company’s data center strategy, and it is carefully targeted.
If the world is still there
Mobile chipmaker ARM has decided that its high-end smartphone and laptop-grade Cortex-A processor cores will be 64-bit only by 2023.
Exclusive: Few others, Apple maybe
Multiple well-informed sources have informed us that there is a big uprising in Silicon Valley against the proposed Nvidia–ARM acquisition. We have spoken with people from multiple technology companies, and everyone - outside ARM and Nvidia - believes that this is bad for the industry.
Making sure that it can do 64 bit
Microsoft is officially revealing it’s working on x64 app emulation support for Windows on ARM.
Analysis: Bad for everyone else
Nvidia will take over ARM, at least it has announced its intention and the market and the stock skyrocketed, demonstrating that this looks like it is an excellent move for Nvidia. Still, a semiconductor company taking over what used to be an independent API provider doesn't resonate well.
Provided it's quarantined
Semiconductor analyst Malcolm Penn told Fudzilla today that if Nvidia plays its cards right with the ARM acquisition, people would be thinking in 10 years' time what a bargain the $40 billion buy was.
Hauser wants Boris to interfere
One of ARM's co-founders has started a campaign to get the UK government to interfere in the deal to flog the outfit to Nvidia.