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Xilinx starts 8-megapixel automotive camera era
Published in Transportation


OMNIVISION Demonstrates Industry’s First 8-Megapixel LFM Image Sensor

If you ask Elon Mask, cameras are the most important sensor in order to get to the full self-driving. We believe that a combination of radar, camera, and lidar, if price permits, is the best way, but this is just us. In that light, Xilinx, in partnership with OMNIVISION has demonstrated the Industry’s First 8-Megapixel LFM Image sensor system for forward-looking automotive camera systems. In plain words, an 8-megapixel camera will make the car see much further, clearer, and get more detail, directly increasing the security of the vehicle and its passengers.

Qualcomm and SSW Partners reach definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer
Published in Transportation


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 and Motovis Introduce Further Automotive Forward Camera Innovation
Published in Transportation


Complete Hardware and Software Solution

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.

Xilinx announces Versal AI Edge ACAP
Published in AI
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 14:27

Xilinx announces Versal AI Edge ACAP


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.

Apple’s car division losing managers
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 03 June 2021 12:18

Apple’s car division losing managers


Of course, they know the truth

Flying in the face of Tame Apple Press free publicity about Apple’s super new game-changing car vapourware, it seems that Apple’s transport division is haemorrhaging staff.

Qualcomm Nuvia has acquisition automotive angle
Published in Transportation


Analysis: General Motors, Renault, Bosh, Continental, and co.  

Automotive plays a vital role in the Nuvia deal. Nuvia has a data center chip that will tape out first, but what works in a data center can quickly be turned into an automotive chip. An Automotive/self-driving chip is nothing but a data center on wheels designed to be power-aware and process tremendous amounts of data from multiple sensors.

Xilinx scores Subaru design win
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 20 August 2020 09:46

Xilinx scores Subaru design win


The stereo camera powered by Zync MPSoC

Xilinx is number two in automotive cameras, and the company just scored a significant Subaru design win being the choice for the latest generation Subaru EyeSight.

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.

Nvidia GTC 19 Keynote failed to impress
Published in AI
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 13:39

Nvidia GTC 19 Keynote failed to impress


AI is the elephant in the room

First of all, I want to apologise to all the hard-working people that worked so many hours on the production and material of the keynote, this is not about you. Everyone did a great job, but the content picked was mostly just utterly boring.

Apple worker charged with stealing its car secrets
Published in Transportation


A product no-one wanted which was not seen by the Chinese

The US government has charged an Apple hardware engineer for trying to steal the secrets of Apple’s driverless car technology.