2021-03-05 - Junko Yoshida

Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Optimizes Wireless Audio Quality

Qualcomm unveiled “Snapdragon Sound,” proprietary software and hardware technologies designed to optimize wireless quality in an entire audio chain.

2021-02-25 - Don Scansen

ISSCC 2021: Focus on the SoCs

There were three papers with impact on SoC technology: one on AI vision, one on nanosheets, one looking at power…

2021-02-23 - Don Scansen

ISSCC 2021: We Can See Clearly Now

There is no reason good reason that imaging sensors should always emulate human vision...

2021-02-19 - Mike Feibus

Nvidia-Arm Deal: Wrong on So Many Levels

Here’s why so many tech companies believe Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s proposed acquisition of Arm is bad for business...

2021-02-18 - Don Scansen

The SoCs in ISSCC 2021

As for SoC, there are three invited papers at ISSCC 2021, one from each of Microsoft, Baidu, and Nvidia...

2021-02-17 - George Leopold

The Promise & Pitfalls of Open Hardware Development

The democratization of hardware design may be upon us.

2021-02-09 - Don Scansen

ISSCC 2021 Preview: What to Expect

ISSCC 2021 runs February 13-22. A few things will be different this year as the conference joins a long list…

2021-02-04 - Kevin Krewell

Open Source RISC-V Hardware Changes the Game

The RISC-V open-source hardware effort started as a project at UC Berkley, where the first RISC design happened to have…

2021-01-28 - Jon Peddie

Open Source GPU for RISC-V: The Rise of RV64X

Advantages of fused CPU-GPU ISA include the ability to implement a standard graphics pipeline in microcode, provide support for custom…

2021-01-18 - Colin Barnden

From In-cabin AI to Apple C1 Processor

Let's just name upcoming Apple's automotive-grade applications processor, “C1.” Let me suggest a C1 design template, a tier one for…

2021-01-18 - Tibbo

Tibbo Collaborates with Sunplus on Linux Processor for IIoT Applications

Sunplus Technology and Tibbo Technology set out to develop a Linux-grade chip that would directly address the market demands...

2021-01-15 - By Jim McGregor

Former Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger Returning as New CEO

Intel appointed VMware CEO and former Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger to be the new CEO. The transition appears to have…