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Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks

Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks Alibaba Group introduced its first AI inference chip today, a neural processing unit called Hanguang 800 that it says makes performing machine learning tasks dramatically faster and more energy-efficient. The chip, announced today during […]

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Google and Twitter are using AMD’s new EPYC Rome processors in their datacenters

Google and Twitter are using AMD’s new EPYC Rome processors in their datacenters AMD announced that Google and Twitter are among the companies now using EPYC Rome processors during a launch event for the 7nm chips today. The release of EPYC Rome marks a major step in AMD’s processor war with Intel, […]

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Japan will restrict the export of some materials used in smartphones and chips to South Korea

Japan will restrict the export of some materials used in smartphones and chips to South Korea Japan’s trade ministry said today that it will restrict the export of some tech materials to South Korea, including polyimides used in flexible displays made by companies like Samsung Electronics. The new rules come as the […]

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Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays

Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays Even before Computex officially launched today, AMD and Qualcomm threw down the gauntlet at Intel with a new chip and a 5G PC, respectively. Today Intel responded in kind during its keynote presentation in […]

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Chipmaker Renesas goes deeper into autonomous vehicles with $6.7B acquisition

Chipmaker Renesas goes deeper into autonomous vehicles with .7B acquisition Japan-based semiconductor firm Renesas — one of the world’s largest supplier of chips for the automotive industry — is scooping up U.S. chip company IDT in a $6.7 billion deal that increases its focus on self-driving technology. Renesas produces microprocessor and circuits that power […]

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Qualcomm launches its new vision intelligence platform for IoT devices

Qualcomm launches its new vision intelligence platform for IoT devices Qualcomm’s chips already power virtually every Android smartphone on the market, but the company has long set its sights beyond this core market and is increasingly looking at IoT as one of its next major growth areas. Earlier this year it launched […]

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Lightmatter aims to reinvent AI-specific chips with photonic computing and $11M in funding

Lightmatter aims to reinvent AI-specific chips with photonic computing and M in funding  It takes an immense amount of processing power to create and operate the “AI” features we all use so often, from playlist generation to voice recognition. Lightmatter is a startup that is looking to change the way all that […]

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Former Intel president launches new chip company with backing from Carlyle Group

Former Intel president launches new chip company with backing from Carlyle Group  Ampere, a new chip company run by former Intel president Renee James, came of stealth today with a brand-new highly efficient Arm-based server chip targeted at hyperscale data centers. The company’s first chip is a custom core Armv8-A 64-bit server […]

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Intel does its best to tamp down impact of Spectre and Meltdown in earnings call

Intel does its best to tamp down impact of Spectre and Meltdown in earnings call  Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was delighted to report that Intel had a record year in the company’s quarterly earnings call with analysts yesterday. Of course, he also had to acknowledge the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities revealed […]

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Crunch Report | A Telegram ICO Would Be Huge

Crunch Report | A Telegram ICO Would Be Huge Telegram is planning a multi-billion-dollar ICO, Uber taps Nvidia for self-driving chips and DraftKings launches single-game NFL fantasy contests. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source: techCrunch

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