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New Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon On The Future Of Qualcomm, Tech And 5G

Years from now, when we look back at the technologies that shaped and impacted us the most, on a grand and magnificent scale, I believe we will recognize the importance of the push and adoption of wireless technologies like 5G. Qualcomm had been involved in virtually every major 5G launch globally, helping with the swift …

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Lattice Semiconductor Launches CertusPro-NX FPGAs For The Edge And Updates Core Application Software

This week Lattice Semiconductor launched its newest general-purpose FPGA family based on its popular Nexus platform, the CertusPro-NX. As Lattice is the market share leader in FPGAs, when the company announces anything new , people notice. And here I am. Lattice’s Nexus platform isn’t entirely new, as the company has been developing general-purpose FPGAs on …

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Lattice Semiconductor Increases Guidance, Introduces New Products And Goes After New Markets At Its Analyst Day

Yesterday, Lattice Semiconductor hosted its 2021 Investor Day conference. The conference is always an excellent time for the company to pause and reflect on past promises, recent products, financial performance, and touch on new product plans and markets. The last time we saw Lattice host an Investor Day was  in 2019. During that time, the …

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Big Blue Goes Tiny With World’s First 2nm Nanosheet Chip Tech

A fact of life in the tech industry is that you can never stay still. It’s a never-ending arms race, with businesses big and small attempting to outpace each other for a piece of the pie. The highly competitive semiconductor sector has seen several pieces of big news over the last month, both involving industry …

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What Users Have To Look Forward To With Chromebooks Powered By Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of large display devices like notebooks and Chromebooks took center stage. Tens of millions of students, businesspeople, and government workers had to be productive outside of their physical offices and learning centers – quickly hunkering down in their homes, for instance. We saw a tripling of Chromebook sales, and …

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Intel Plays To Its Strengths With 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processors

Yesterday Intel launched its 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable datacenter processor. While the part was much later than expected as it relies on 10nm tech, Intel still holds a commanding 90% server unit processor share. This is an impressive feat given the ferocious competition from AMD and home-grown alternatives from the likes of AWS.  Intel’s incredibly …

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Why I’m Not Surprised That IBM And Intel Are Collaborating On Chip Tech

Last month IBM and Intel shared that they would be partnering to advance research in next-generation logic and packaging technologies. You can find the big Intel IDM 2.0 update here. Separately, the two companies have long been at the forefront of research and engineering, spanning the early days of computing to today’s cutting-edge technologies, such …

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ON Semi Brings LiDAR To Automotive Sensor Portfolio With New SiPM Array

As a tech analyst, I follow ON Semiconductor closely. The semiconductor company, known for its niche in power and signal management, discrete, logic and other custom devices, has become a significant player in the growing automotive electrification market over the last several years. As vehicles are getting more intelligent, more efficient, more autonomous and generally more complex, …

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GlobalFoundries And Bosch Partner On MmWave Radar, Reinforcing Silicon Is Strategic

For a tech industry analyst like me, the automotive market is interesting given the electrification, safety and self-driving intelligence added to today’s models as well as commitments by automakers to aggressive roadmaps. Cars of the future will be datacenters on wheels, software-defined, connected by 5G, and with gobs of compute, storage and networking silicon. Given …

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Lattice Semiconductor Updates Solutions Stack With MVision 2.0 And Sentry 2.0

As I said when I first wrote about Lattice Semiconductor and its new management team at its May 2019 Financial Investor Day here, one of CEO Jim Anderson’s many goals was to increase velocity of new products, provide more of a solution, and leverage key market trends like the need more increased security and improved machine …

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HP Inc. Acquires HyperX PC Gaming Accessories Maker For $425M

I had the chance to chat last night with HP Inc. Personal Systems President Alex Cho about its acquisition of HyperX for $425M. Cho, before Covid-19, called the PC “essential” and forecasted industry growth based on end user research the company conducted. And he was right. HP has seen growth this year driven in part …

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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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