Semiconductor

Qualcomm Revs Its Engines At Its Automotive Redefined Event

When you think of mobile semiconductors, one company that’s always top-of-mind is Qualcomm. While its silicon powers many if not most of the world’s phones and tablets, the company has not been content to rest on its laurels. In recent years it has begun to extend its mobile technology into other emergent fields, such as …

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Dell Elevates The Work From Home Experience At CES 2021

Dell has a history of making big product launches at CES, across multiple product segments in its client product portfolio. This year, Dell’s new products center around commercial clients, new productivity displays and gaming. Dell’s core business has always been commercial client, be that desktops or laptops. This year, though, the company leaned more heavily …

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Dell’s New Enterprise PC’s, Displays, And Software Shows Commitment To Collaboration

The first-ever entirely virtual CES came and went. At the first of the year, the Consumer Electronics Show is always a popular time for companies to launch new products, and Dell took full advantage of the opportunity. Dell stepped up its game the past three to four years and it seemed like it was a …

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Lenovo Launches A Plethora Of Innovative Consumer And Enterprise Devices At CES 2021

CES is officially came and went. It’s always exciting to watch companies launch new, innovative tech products each year at the show. Although this year’s CES may look a bit different, companies like Lenovo show no signs of letting up.  Lenovo took this year’s CES as an opportunity to launch a plethora of new innovative …

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Intel Cranks CES 2021 To 11 With Massive Slew Of 11th Gen Core Processors

Intel had its ups and downs in 2020 and this year’s CES 2021 marked an opportunity for the company to turn a new leaf. Had the company not replaced its CEO during CES, I think this year’s CES accomplishments would have popped a bit more.  Intel is still the unit and revenue leader in the …

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NVIDIA Turns Up The Ampere At CES 2021

With this year’s CES happening virtually, I, unfortunately, did not get a chance to tour NVIDIA’s suite and tour NVIDIA’s latest gaming innovations. In past years, NVIDIA has used CES to launch the latest in gaming notebooks and display technologies. This year was no different, except I could not check out the latest in gaming …

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AMD Expands Zen 3 Into Laptops At CES 2021

AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, was back again this year delivering the company’s CES 2021 Keynote, which the entire industry watched intently. 2020 was an excellent year for AMD, and that started at CES 2020 with the announcement of the Ryzen 4000 series in laptops. While AMD has not fully reported 2020 year financials, expectations …

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Intel Labs Moving Mountains With Neuromorphic Computing And Photonics Technologies

While the industry loves to combine “R&D” and we see this in every tech company’s P&L, research and development are very different. Research is high risk, market making investments and discoveries that are unattached to products. Development is applying that research and other’s IP to create an end product or services. Development is less risky. Very few companies do …

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Intel Labs Moving Mountains With Neuromorphic Computing And Photonics Technologies

While the industry loves to combine “R&D” and we see this in every tech company’s P&L, research and development are very different. Research is high risk, market making investments and discoveries that are unattached to products. Development is applying that research and other’s IP to create an end product or services. Development is less risky. Very few companies do …

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Lattice Semiconductor Launches New FPGA For Cyber-Resilient Systems

Earlier this week, Lattice Semiconductor announced its newest product built on the Lattice Nexus FPGA platform, the Mach-NX. The Mach-NX FPGA product family addresses the growing threat of firmware hacking attempts on systems, leading to the loss of customer IP. Moor Insights & Strategy has written a lot about this growing threat, funded by nation-states …

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Intel Announces Gold Release Of OneAPI Toolkits And New Intel Server GPU

Intel has had many new irons in the fire to serve its customers and position the company for financial growth. Two of those growth areas were discrete graphics and machine learning training. Its “six pillar strategy” outlined the six things the company would focus on, two of those being expanding the definition of compute and …

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What The Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processor Reviews Say About Its Performance

In October, AMD launched its newest lineup of desktop CPUs, the Ryzen 5000 Series. The Ryzen 5000 Series, codenamed “Vermeer,” is the first CPU line to use AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture. AMD has made massive strides in IPC performance with each generation of Ryzen, and I expected this launch to be no different. On …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Comprehensive Silicon Lifecycle Management

While the global semiconductor industry has matured on many fronts, producing faster, cheaper and more power-efficient devices in vast quantities, lifecycle management for silicon remains lacking. Until now, there has been little thought given to the need for and benefits of an end-to-end, data-centric solution. Hopefully, this situation is about to change. You can download …

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NVIDIA Outperforms Itself Once Again

When the only company you can beat is yourself, what do you do? After all, you are the leader, right? And nobody else is even suited up and on the court. Some companies might rest on their laurels, saving money and slowing down R&D. NVIDIA is not one of those companies.  Two years ago, the …

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AMD Goes After NVIDIA With New GPU For The Datacenter

Today AMD announced its first data center GPU to compete in high-performance computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Last year, the company announced that it would bifurcate its GPU technology into two architectures: CDNA for computation and RDNA for graphics. This approach is now coming to fruition and should allow the company to optimize chips …

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The Good, Bad And The Ugly Of Apple’s Mac Launch With M1 Processors

In my over 30 years in tech, I’ve spent approximately an equal amount of time as a hardware OEM, a chipmaker, and now, as industry analyst. So you can imagine how much interest I would have with Apple (an OEM) using a new processor (M1) in their new line of Macs. I have been impressed …

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No More Batteries, No More Cords: The Perks Of IoT Energy Harvesting

Connected devices—if you look around, they’re everywhere. Every year, more and more devices become intelligent through connection to the Internet, from smart thermostats in homes to multitudes of sensors in large industrial environments. As we march towards a brave new world, such as smart cities, autonomous vehicles, telehealth, building automation, agricultural IoT and more, this …

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Lenovo Releases Fresh New Fall Lineup Of Innovative Consumer And Business Devices

It has been quite a busy fall tech season with many announcements from most PC OEMs following Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processor with Xe graphics announcement. Lenovo’s products span a broad array of devices, from convertible laptops to the world’s first foldable PC and even ultra-thin gaming laptops and smart hubs. These products span …

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HP’s New Fall Laptop Lineup Embraces Intel’s New 11th Gen Processors And Evo Program

As we approach the holiday buying season, many of the world’s leading PC vendors are announcing their latest PCs based on Intel’s newest 11th Gen Core processors. I covered Intel’s latest 11th Gen Tigerlake processors and Evo platform and the benefits they bring to the market, including the new Evo experience program. With HP’s latest premium line …

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Startup NUVIA Rakes In $240M B Round To Extend Server Silicon Play

It is an exciting time to be covering semiconductors as a tech analyst, with more players on the scene than ever before, developing custom and general-purpose silicon for increasingly specific use cases. That silicon activity is a direct response to the explosion of the data processed by businesses and ultimately processed and delivered to consumers. …

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