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Intel Gets Low-Power Vision Technology From Movidius Acquisition

09/06/2016, Intel is acquiring Movidius, a chip-maker known for the Myriad series of SoC specialized in vision and deep learning inference workload at low power. Intel’s main stated reason for buying Movidius is to strengthen its Intel Realsense technology which...

AMD A-Series Processor Gen7 Launched

05/31/2016, At Computex 2016, AMD has just launched its latest A-Series PC processors with integrated graphics. Known under the codename “Bristol Ridge”, the new line of products has been designed with a TDP (thermal design point) of 15W and tuned to deliver a...

ARM Mali G71 Graphics Processor Revealed

05/29/2016, At Computex 2016, The ARM Mali line of graphics processors (GPU) is getting a new addition in the high-end. With the Mali G71, ARM introduced a new premium GPU design that can is scalable enough to power handset to laptops In 2011, ~50M chips featured a...

ARM Cortex A73 CPU Core To Power 2017 Mobiles

05/29/2016, Alongside its Mali G71 GPU design, ARM is also introducing the ARM Cortex A73, a new CPU core design to be used for premium SoC designs in 2017. At the core of this new design is the continuous drive to obtain higher performance per Watt, and a higher...

Movidius Fathom: A USB Stick A.I Supercomputer

04/28/2016, Movidius has just launched the Fathom Neural Compute Stick, a computer dedicated to using Deep Learning training on ultra-mobile, low-power, platforms such as drones other embedded applications where every milliwatt of power, and every gram of weight,...

NVIDIA’s Tesla P100 Aims To Dominate A.I Datacenters

04/05/2016, In 2012, NVIDIA started to make promising inroads in Cloud computing environments, thanks to its Kepler architecture. Fast forward to April 2016, more developers are using GPUs for non-graphics purposes than ever, 2015 was a corner year for A.I, with...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Speed & Features

01/14/2016, As we head towards Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the onslaught of smartphone designs using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 SoC (processor) is going to hit. Now is a good time to refresh your mind about what this chip is about, and how it is compared...

Snapdragon 820 Will Reach Qualcomm’s Partners In H2 2015

03/02/2015, Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 820, the company’s next high-end processor (or SoC) would start “sampling” in the second half of this year (H2 2015). “Sampling” means that the first processors will be produced in limited quantity for engineering...

NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmarks: Unmatched Performance

01/05/2015, As it is customary for NVIDIA at this time of the year, it has announced a new mobile SoC called Tegra X1. While the announcement was not a surprise in itself, the performance of Tegra X1 was stunningly high and shows that NVIDIA remains one of the few...

Myriad 2, Movidius’ Next-Gen Vision Processor

07/30/2014, Earlier this year, Movidius came out with Myriad-1, its first “Vision Processing Unit”. It was adopted by Google for its Project Tango initiative, which has generated a lot of interest worldwide. Today, Movidius announces Myriad-2, its next-generation...

MediaTek MT6795 8-Core Processor For Mobiles

07/15/2014, MediaTek has launched the MT6795, their new high-powered offering for smartphone makers around the world. Has you may have heard before, MediaTek has been pushing 8-core processors very aggressively, to the point that other chip makers felt compelled to...

Project Skybridge Is AMD’s Breakout Moment

05/05/2014, Earlier today, AMD introduced Project Skybridge, a game-changing framework that will allow the AMD ecosystem to use X86 or ARM based chips without redesigning the rest of the system. To make this happen, AMD will create powerful ARM-based chips that are...

Snapdragon 610, 615: Up To Octo-Core Snapdragon

02/23/2014, At Mobile world Congress 2014, Qualcomm is introducing two new system on chip (SoC): the Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615, that are designed to capture the “Super” mid-range Android phone market, which is a category that is rising very quickly thanks...

What is The Snapdragon 801 Processor?

02/23/2014, If you are following the mobile news today (and it looks like you are…), you will see that a number of new devices are being released with a Snapdragon 801 chip. At first, I was wondering if they were referring to the rumored Snapdragon 810, but...