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With CES 2024 fast approaching, AMD has announced two new products designed to enhance user's experience in the automotive sphere. The first is the XA Versal AI Edge series, their first 7 nm device to be automotive qualified, with a new AI engine and vector processor array designed to drive safety and improve LiDAR, radar, and cameras, all while driving more AI inferencing within a vehicle. The second is the AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000A series of processors, designed to deliver a paradigm shift in digital cockpits, enhance driver experience, improve in-car entertainment, and have higher levels of media focused performance. Both AMD's XA Versal AI Edge and the Ryzen Embedded V2000A series promise to deliver a much more enhanced user experience, whether that be drivers...

Intel Releases Core Ultra H and U-Series Processors: Meteor Lake Brings AI and Arc to Ultra Thin Notebooks

Intel has released their first mobile processors based on their highly anticipated Meteor Lake platform, the Core Ultra H and the Core Ultra U series. Available today, the Ultra...

89 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/14/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen 8040 Mobile Series APUs: Hawk Point with Zen 4 and Ryzen AI

Although CES 2024 is happening next month in Las Vegas, AMD has lifted the lid on their latest Zen 4 mobile processors, the Ryzen Mobile 8040 series. Codenamed Hawk...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/6/2023

AMD Widens Availability of Ryzen AI Software For Developers, XDNA 2 Coming With Strix Point in 2024

Further to the announcement that AMD is refreshing their Phoenix-based 7040HS series for mobiles with the newer 'Hawk Point' 8040HS family for 2024, AMD is set to drive more...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/6/2023

Intel Discloses New Details On Meteor Lake VPU Block, Lays Out Vision For Client AI

While the first systems based on Intel’s forthcoming Meteor Lake (14th Gen Core) systems are still at least a few months out – and thus just a bit too...

17 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2023

Hot Chips 2020 Live Blog: Alibaba's Hanguang 800 NPU (5:00pm PT)

Hot Chips has gone virtual this year! Lots of talks on lots of products, including Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, and a special Raja Koduri Keynote...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/18/2020

Hot Chips 32 (2020) Schedule Announced: Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, Raja Koduri Keynote

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again – the best industry conference I go to every year is Hot Chips. The event has grown over...

65 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/8/2020

Arm Announces Ethos-N78 NPU: Bigger And More Efficient

Yesterday Arm released the new Cortex-A78, Cortex-X1 CPUs and the new Mali-G78 GPU. Alongside the new “key” IPs from the company, we also saw the reveal of the newest...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2020

Arm Announces New Ethos-N57 and N37 NPUs, Mali-G57 Valhall GPU and Mali-D37 DPU

Today Arm is announcing four new products in its NPU, GPU and DPU portfolio. The company is branding its in-house machine learning processor IPs the Ethos line-up detailing more...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/23/2019

Huawei Announces Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G: Dual SoC Approach, Integrated 5G Modem

For the last 3 years, Huawei has announced its next generation SoC at the IFA technology show here in Berlin. In every occasion, the company promotes its hardware, using...

153 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/6/2019

Honor Set to Enter TV Market with New Honghu 8K CPU

Not being shy to take some gambles, this one appears to be its biggest yet: Honor is going to be developing both TVs and display scalers for the consumer...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/30/2019

Imagination Goes Further Down the AI Rabbit Hole, Unveils PowerVR Series3NX Neural Network Accelerator

After Imagination first announced their PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) last September, it has become a key part in their ambitions for AI and neural networks on the...

1 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2018

IFA 2018: Honor Play Launch, a Live Blog

After some meetings this morning, the next event on our list is the western launch of the Honor Play: a Kirin 970 smartphone that focuses on AI. Honor is...

3 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Cambricon, Makers of Huawei's Kirin NPU IP, Build A Big AI Chip and PCIe Card

Cambricon Technologies, the company in collaboration with HiSilicon / Huawei for licensing specialist AI silicon intellectual property for the Kirin 970 smartphone chipset, have gone solo and created their...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2018

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Launch on October 16th, More Kirin 970 Details

Riding on the back of the ‘not-announced then announced’ initial set of Kirin 970 details, Huawei had one of the major keynote presentations at the IFA trade show this...

14 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

Huawei Shows Unannounced Kirin 970 at IFA 2017: Dedicated Neural Processing Unit

A surprise at this year’s IFA is the previously unannounced Kirin 970 SoC hitting the show floor. Normally Huawei announces a new SoC with plenty of press details, and...

11 by Ian Cutress on 9/1/2017

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