AMD announces next-generation EPYC data center chips
Chipset manufacturer AMD has announced the second generation of its EPYC data center processing chips. The new chips are being used by Google, Microsoft and HPE, among others.
The new EPYC processors are built using new technology from contract manufacturers, which improves performance and reduces e... Read more
QualPwn vulnerabilities in Qualcomm chipsets affect Android phones
In this month's Security Bulletin, Android has rolled out security updates that solve two dangerous vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities are contained in Qualcomm chips and affect every device that is equipped with these chipsets.
The two vulnerabilities are called QualPwn together, writes ZDNet.... Read more
Apple now makes everything but the memory and Mac processors themselves
With Apple taking over much of Intel's smartphone modems business, the manufacturer is making virtually all the parts for its devices itself. Only the memory chips for the iPhone and iPad and the processors for the Macs are still designed and made by third parties.
Apple acquired Intel's smartpho... Read more
Supercomputing infrastructure Nvidia gets support for Arm-based chips
Chip manufacturer Nvidia has announced that its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing infrastructure will soon support Arm-based CPUs. The support should be there before the end of the year.
Nvidia's CUDA-X AI and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI frameworks and software devel... Read more
“U.S. chip suppliers are protesting against ban on Huawei.
American chip manufacturers, including Qualcomm, Xilinx and Intel, would quietly put pressure on the American government to relax the ban on selling to the Chinese manufacturer. That's what sources who are familiar with the situation against Reuters say.
Huawei was blacklisted in the US in May, so ... Read more
Infineon acquires Cypress Semiconductors for EUR 9 billion
Infineon acquires Cypress Semiconductors for EUR 9 billion, says Reuters. Cypress Semiconductors develops microchips that are used in cars and electronic devices. The German company Infineon makes power management chips that are used in cars, smartphones and windmills.
"With the addition of Cypress,... Read more
Intel makes progress in development of optical chips that accelerate AI
Chip manufacturer Intel has made progress in the development of optical chips specifically designed for artificial intelligence (AI) workloads. Scientists at the company have developed techniques that bring optical neural networks closer to reality, reports Venturebeat.
Photonic integrated circuits... Read more
Samsung invests 116 billion dollars in developing its own chipsets
Samsung is investing 116 billion dollars in the development of semiconductor chips over the next ten years. With this, the company wants to compete with Intel and Qualcomm. The investment is divided into research and production infrastructure.
As part of the now extensive investments, the company i... Read more
Researchers find and abuse new feature in Intel chipsets
Positive Technologies security researchers announced at the Black Hat Asia 2019 security conference that they had discovered a feature in Intel chipsets. The function was previously unknown and not documented.
This is Intel Visualization of Internal Signal Architecture (VISA), reports ZDNet. Accord... Read more
Samsung launches fastest flash storage ever: 512GB eUFS 3.0
Samsung has started mass-producing what they say is the fastest flash storage ever. These are the 512 GB eUFS 3.0 chips, which must be twenty times faster than a typical microSD card. That's what ZDNet reports.
The chip will be the first 512 GB eUFS 3.0 chip for mobile devices, which is twice as fas... Read more