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How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market How did Intel manage to spend up to $10 billion dollars and have so little show for it?Three of these companies — GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and TSMC — are known as pure-play foundries or merchant foundries.

ARM announces new Artemis CPU core, first 10nm test chip, built at TSMC

ARM announces new Artemis CPU core,  first 10nm test chip, built at TSMC As of yesterday, ARM is announcing that it has successfully validated a new 10nm FinFET design at TSMC.The unnamed multi-core test chip features a quad-core CPU from ARM, codenamed Artemis, a single-core GPU as a proof of concept, and the chip’s interconnect and other various features.

ARM announces new Cortex-A73 CPU, Mali G71 GPU

ARM announces new Cortex-A73 CPU, Mali G71 GPU The Mali-G71 is based on ARM’s Bifrost GPU architecture (the company’s previous products were built on the Midgard GPU architecture).Bifrost is designed to be the most scalable Mali design ARM has built to date, as well as implementing full coherency.

Microsoft confirms Surface 3 production will end this year, has no public plans for a follow-up

Of the three non-Pro Surface tablets, the Surface 3 was by far the best-received of the bunch, which makes Microsoft’s cancellation with no word of a successor a bit of a surprise.You can say good-bye to x86 2-in-1’s at $400 – $500 price points if OEMs have to move to Core M processors.

Qualcomm announces top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 mobile processor

Qualcomm announces top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 mobile processor Last year was an uncharacteristic miss for the company as the Snapdragon 810 was constantly dogged by overheating issues.Matters improved with the release of the Snapdragon 820, and now it’s looking to strengthen its position with the 821.

Japan’s SoftBank offers ARM a $32 billion buyout

Japan’s SoftBank offers ARM a $32 billion buyout UK-based ARM Holdings has dominated the cell phone industry for decades, with an estimated 50 billion ARM processors built by the year 2014.Now the company has been acquired by Japan’s SoftBank in a deal worth $32 billion (£24.

Intel acquires deep learning company, will focus on next-generation AI

Intel acquires deep learning company, will focus on next-generation AI Now, Intel is tossing its own hat into the ring by buying the deep learning software and hardware developer Nervana Systems.The company’s third product hasn’t actually launched yet, but it might be the principle reason why Intel bought this company in particular.

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node Now Intel announced that it would begin building 10nm hardware for companies that want to license standard ARM cores.According to ARM, this deal will cover future ARM products, dubbed ARM POP technology (POP is not an acronym).

IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds

IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds Today, IBM wants to reverse that trend — and it thinks POWER 9 is the chip to do it.Some of the variants will also support IBM’s Centaur memory buffer technology to improve performance and implement an L4 cache.

Intel reportedly wooing Apple as a customer for its ARM foundry business

Intel reportedly wooing Apple as a customer for its ARM foundry business The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Apple is already trying to nick Apple from TSMC, for all the obvious reasons.Pulling in Apple’s business would give Intel’s custom foundry division instant credibility and establish it as a force to be reckoned with.

Intel launches new Apollo Lake silicon, but new Goldmont CPU architecture may draw significantly more power

Intel launches new Apollo Lake silicon, but new Goldmont CPU architecture may draw significantly more power Earlier this year, Intel announced that its next-generation Atom architecture, Goldmont, would be confined to netbooks and the low-end of the desktop market.We still don’t know what Intel changed or how Goldmont differs from Airmont — but this plays into the TDP considerations we mentioned above.

The iPhone 7’s new A10 Fusion: quad-core, high-efficiency, and a more powerful GPU

The iPhone 7’s new A10 Fusion: quad-core, high-efficiency, and a more powerful GPU What we do know is that the new A10 is a quad-core, 3.3-billion transistor CPU (the A9 CPU contained more than two billion transistors) with an estimated 40% performance advantage over A9 (according to Apple).

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors But the $649 and $769 price points for the Pixel (5-inch screen) and Pixel XL (5.The company has reportedly poured significant resources into building a hardware design team.

Intel launches Stratix 10: Altera FPGA combined with ARM CPU, 14nm manufacturing

Intel launches Stratix 10: Altera FPGA combined with ARM CPU, 14nm manufacturing When Intel bought Altera last year, there was speculation on how we’d see future FPGA products fit within Intel’s existing product lines.The new Stratix 10 family does contain a microprocessor — but it’s an ARM-based design, not an Intel chip.

Imagination’s I6500 CPU adds heterogeneous compute, multi-clustering, will power self-driving cars

Imagination’s I6500 CPU adds heterogeneous compute, multi-clustering, will power self-driving cars It’s been nearly four years since Imagination Technologies acquired MIPS Technologies, the developers of the MIPS architecture.The I6500 could change that, and the core has already been tapped to drive the future (pun-intended) of self-driving car technology.

New PC industry consortium to develop next-gen memory interconnect

New PC industry consortium to develop next-gen memory interconnect The entire computing industry has a memory problem, and a new consortium of industry partners, dubbed Gen-Z, hopes to solve it.What’s needed is a new memory interface that can tie these various components together, and that’s where Gen-Z comes in.

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 835 and fully spec-compliant Quick Charge 4

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 835 and fully spec-compliant Quick Charge 4 Features like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge mean you can get a substantial power boost with just a little time on the charger.Past versions of Qualcomm Quick Charge have been based on its own standard, which is somewhat at odds with the USB specification.

x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10

x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10 Ever since Microsoft released the Surface RT, people have wondered whether the company would build an x86 emulator to allow ARM chips to run x86 Win32 applications.Decades of legacy x86 support had made Windows and x86 synonymous in many people’s minds, and a Windows tablet that couldn’t actually run what people thought of as “Windows” software wasn’t terribly useful.

New teardown reveals Surface Studio packs ARM CPU core, upgradable storage

New teardown reveals Surface Studio packs ARM CPU core, upgradable storage iFixit’s recent teardown of the Surface Studio found some expected downsides, but a few intriguing details and user-friendly options as well.The cooling solution appears quite robust — Microsoft is using a multi-heatpipe system with dual fans, one for the CPU and one for the GPU.