‘Intel wants to acquire Tower Semiconductor for 5.3 billion euros’
Intel wants to acquire Tower Semiconductor for 5.3 billion euros (6 billion dollars). This is reported by the Wall Street Journal based on anonymous sources.
Chip giant Intel has set its sights on Tower Semiconductor, an Israeli chip manufacturer. Anonymous sources told the Wall Street Journal t... Read more
AMD’s acquisition of Xilinx has been greenlit
AMD announces that its proposed acquisition of Xilinx will be finalized on February 14. Every necessary authority and regulator has greenlit the acquisition.
Now that the acquisition is definitive, AMD stands to gain a specialist in the field of FPGAs and ASICs. Xilinx' processors are mainly use... Read more
Intel unveils its multi-chiplet Sapphire Rapids CPU with HBM
Intel confirmed that the 4th Generation Xeon Scalable ‘Sapphire Rapids’ processors will have on-package HBM memory in late 2020. However, the company has never demonstrated an actual CPU equipped with HBM or given details of the DRAM configuration.
The company finally showcased the processor... Read more
Google is reportedly developing laptop chips as Chromebooks ship more units
A report by Nikkei Asia reported that Google is developing customer central processing units for Chromebooks. The report cited three sources familiar with the matter, who also dished out more details about the search giant’s hardware ambitions.
The most notable piece of information has to be t... Read more
Samsung unveils an industry-first DRAM module based on the CXL interface
Samsung has unveiled a new DRAM module it made, based on the CXL (Compute Express Link) interface. The company is touting this as an industry-first. The CXL-based DDR5 memory module is presented in the EDSFF form factor and will be used in server systems to scale bandwidth and memory capacity by a ... Read more
Apple’s Silicon M1 Macs can now run Ubuntu Linux
Users of Apple Silicon Macs running the Apple M1 chip, like the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, and Mac mini, will now be able to boot into and natively run Linux, for the first time. The Linux iteration available here is Ubuntu, with Corellium credited with developing the port.
It... Read more
Researchers find power leakage attacks that threaten Intel CPUs
A multinational team of security researchers have identified a new threat to machines using Intel CPUs.
An international team of security researchers from TU Graz, CISPA and the University of Birmingham are presenting new side-channel attacks. These are attacks which use fluctuations in software... Read more
Arm launches new chip designs for use in autonomous systems
Arm announced on Tuesday that it is launching a new set of solutions for autonomous systems in industrial and automotive applications. The chips include the Mali-G78AE GPU, the Arm Mali-C71AE image signal processor, and the Arm Cortex-A78AE high-performance CPU.
The highlight of these chips is t... Read more
MSI launches a new line of business-class laptops named Summit series
MSI's past laptops for gaming have performed well, and now, it is time to see what their business-class laptop series will offer. Just last week, MSI hosted a virtual summit where they announced several new machines, driven by the 11th generation of Intel CPUs.
Most of what was discussed t... Read more
‘Nvidia wants to deliver a complete data center portfolio’
Nvidia will be focusing more on the data center solutions and wants to deliver a complete portfolio for that market. This was revealed in a recent interview with Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang in the Financial Times.
The interview in the business newspaper shows that Nvidia wants to become the leadin... Read more