Instinct, artificial intelligence first
Lisa Su has announced Vega 7nm as a machine learning "instinct part" first. AMD is quite clear that this is for machine learning first and don’t want to comment on our curiosity whether Vega 7nm can make it to the market as a gaming product soon.
Without pointing any fingers and naming any names, Fudzilla had confirmation that Raja Koduri's successor to run the graphics side of the business will come from outside of AMD.
Volta graphics, eight custom cores for automotive
Nvidia CEO announced that Drive Xavier world's first autonomous machine processor is up and running as the silicon got back from the Fab two weeks ago, and of course, it works flawlessly.
Europeans have to upgrade or be throttled
It is impressive how easily Apple shuts up journalists. Jobs' Mob managed to convince the tame Apple Press that it was not evil for throttling old iPhones by dropping the cost of battery replacement – but it seems only English and American Apple fanboys will be given the discount.
Victor Peng is now in charge
Xilinx has named Chief Operating Officer Victor Peng as its new CEO and President from 28 January.
Coming in 2018
Qualcomm is doing well in the high end market, owning almost all of it and grabbing a lot of attention in the mainstream too.
Remains the president of QCT
Two months ago, Fudzilla had a chance to interview Cristiano R. Amon a president of QCT and Alex Katouzian the SVP and general manager of the mobile business unit at Qualcomm. As of January 4th, Cristiano has been promoted to be the president of Qualcomm and continues its role of president of QCT.
H8266 with 4GB RAM
Sony will have at least four new phones coming in early 2018 and the H8266 version with the Snapdragon 845 just got benchmarked. It shows a big improvement over the predecessor.
Sony is working on a successor to the Z1 series, and it is Snapdragon 845 based. We expect this phone to launch at the Mobile World Congress in the last days of February 2018.
Intel's 10nm is two years late
Intel hasn't announced its 10nm processors, despite us expecting them before the end of 2017. While there is a good indication that we shall see 10nm from Intel in 2018, it means that Chipzilla is two years behind with 10nm.