Elon Musk says Lidar is fool’s gold
Lidars are unnecessary
Tesla has shared a vast amount of details about its FSD (Full Self Driving) dual SoC 14nm computer and said that the 12 ARM core chip has a modest GPU, a custom neural network compute part, while the SoC packs 250 million gates, 6 billion transistors at 260 mm2. More importantly, Elon addressed Tesla’s apparent desire to stay away from Lidars.
AMD hires ex-Nvidia man + 1 to replace Raja Koduri
Rayfield runs the RTG, David Wang engineering
Before anyone jumps the gun claiming that Mike Rayfield, the newly promoted Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) is ex Micron, we wanted to point out that he used to run Tegra for Nvidia before. The man who will replace Raja Koduri’s engineering talents comes from ATI and Synaptics. David Wang is now Senior Vice President of Engineering at RTG.
Microsoft wanted Nvidia for Windows 10
To make Windows on ARM
Qualcomm might not be the only sheriff in town when it comes to an upcoming Windows 10 on Snapdragon, or Windows 10 on ARM. Nvidia was asked too.
Tegra powered oven drops to $999 for PRIME Day
What's cooking, Jensen?
For those of you who have been waiting to bring an NVIDIA-powered product into yet another room in your house, today is the day Amazon has Tegra K1-powered smart oven on sale.
Second Nvidia Shield portable shows up in FCC filing
Shorter, thicker console with larger display
Over the weekend, a new Nvidia Shield portable device was uncovered from some FCC listings appearing back in July, showing a device using the same controller and flip screen as the original with a few minor revisions.
Tesla model 3 has Nvidia Drive PX2
Xavier is the future of all models
A few days ago, Nvidia announced that its highly anticipated Tesla model 3 comes with Nvidia Drive PX2 hardware and that the car will have all it needs for complete autonomous self-driving.
Uber self-driving Volvos use Nvidia Tegra
Incredibly important win
Back in January, Nvidia revealed that it had a two Parker SoCs on a board that it calls Drive PX 2 and that the Volvo XC90 will be the first car to use it. A few days back, Uber revealed that customers in down town Pittsburg will be able to use Volvo XC90 cars for their Uber rides.
By ex ATI, AMD now Nvidia engineer at Hot Chips
The Hot Chips conference that takes place in the last weeks of August will be a fun place to be. Among many others topics, Nvidia plans to talk about its Tegra-Next System-on-Chip.
Nvidia has 20 to 25 million powered cars in the pipeline
Nvidia's automotive future is bright
After 23 and a half years of trying, Nvidia finally became a 5 billion dollar revenue company. This is a great result considering that all PC-oriented companies are suffering from the PC market decline. Now the company has 20 to 25 million cars that will ship with Nvidia technology inside.
Nvidia enters Game of Drones with K1
DJI drone gets Nvidia embedded computer
Consumer drone maker DJI has announced that Nvidia’s K1 chip will be brains behind its Matrice 100 drone.