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Nowadays many cloud service providers design their own silicon, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) started to do this ahead of its rivals and by now its Annapurna Labs subsidiary develop processors that can well compete with those from AMD and Intel. This week AWS introduced its Graviton4 SoC, a 96-core ARM-based chip that promises to challenge renowned CPU designers and offer unprecedented performance to AWS clients. "By focusing our chip designs on real workloads that matter to customers, we are able to deliver the most advanced cloud infrastructure to them," said David Brown, vice president of Compute and Networking at AWS. "Graviton4 marks the fourth generation we have delivered in just five years, and is the most powerful and energy efficient chip we have ever...

Arm Acquires Minority Stake in Raspberry Pi

Arm Holdings has acquired a minority stake in Raspberry Pi Ltd, reinforcing a partnership that began in 2008. This strategic investment is designed to support development of Raspberry Pi's...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/3/2023

Apple Announces M3 SoC Family: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max Make Their Marks

Capping off a busy month for new processor announcements, Apple this week has announced a new generation of M-series Apple Silicon processors – and with it, a newly refreshed...

55 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2023

Report: AMD and NVIDIA Set to Offer Arm-Based Processors for PCs

Apple's release of Arm-based system-on-chips for its desktops and laptops three years ago demonstrated that such processors could offer competitive performance and power consumption. On the Windows-based PC front...

43 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

Qualcomm Previews Snapdragon X Elite SoC: Oryon CPU Starts in Laptops

While Qualcomm has become wildly successful in the Arm SoC market for Android smartphones, their efforts to parlay that into success in other markets has eluded them so far...

84 by Ryan Smith on 10/24/2023

Arm Total Design to Facilitate Development of Custom Datacenter SoCs

Arm this week introduced its Arm Total Design initiative, which is aimed at accelerating development of custom datacenter-oriented system-on-chip (SoC) designs using Neoverse Compute Subsystems (CSS). The collaborative ecosystem...

1 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2023

Arm's Clients and Partners Signal Interest to Invest $735 Million Ahead of IPO

According to fresh SEC filings from Arm, the chip IP designer has secured a slew of industry investors ahead of the company's impending IPO. Aiming for a strong start...

5 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2023

Arm to Be Public Once More, Files for IPO on Nasdaq

The ongoing saga of ownership of Arm appears to be finally nearing its end, as Arm has announced this afternoon that the company has made its long-awaited filing for...

16 by Ryan Smith on 8/21/2023

The Apple WWDC 2023 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with...

21 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2023

Arm Unveils 2023 Mobile CPU Core Designs: Cortex-X4, A720, and A520 - the Armv9.2 Family

Throughout the world, if there's one universal constant in the smartphone and mobile device market, it's Arm. Whether it's mobile chip makers basing their SoCs on Arm's fully synthesized...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/28/2023

Intel IFS Partners Up With Arm To Develop Improved Arm IP Designs for Intel's 18A Node

In 2016, Intel's now-defunct Custom Foundry business and Arm teamed up to bring Arm's Artisan Physical IP and POP IP for its ARM Cortex-A processor cores to Intel's 10nm...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/13/2023

Fujitsu Preps Monaka Datacenter CPU to Succeed A64FX: Greater Efficiency and More Features

Fujitsu has revealed that the company is prepping the successor for its A64FX processor for high-performance computing. The company's second-generation Arm-based server CPU is slated to offer considerably higher...

21 by Anton Shilov on 3/10/2023

Arm Announces Neoverse V2 and E2: The Next Generation of Arm Server CPU Cores

Just under four years ago, Arm announced their Neoverse family of infrastructure CPU designs. Deciding to double-down on the server and edge computing markets by designing Arm CPU cores...

39 by Ryan Smith on 9/15/2022

The Apple WWDC 2022 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with...

32 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 6/6/2022

Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Announced: Setting Standards For The Chiplet Ecosystem

If there has been one prominent, industry-wide trend in chip design over the past half-decade or so, it has been the growing use of chiplets. The tiny dies have...

25 by Ryan Smith on 3/2/2022

Lenovo Announces The ThinkPad X13s Laptop, Powered By Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3

During the MWC 2022 trade show in Barcelona, Lenovo unveiled the first laptop powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip, the ThinkPad X13s. Using a passively-cooled design...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/1/2022

NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition Officially Nixed, SoftBank to IPO Arm Instead

NVIDIA’s year-and-a-half long effort to acquire Arm has come to an end this morning, as NVIDIA and Arm owner SoftBank have announced that the two companies are officially calling...

108 by Ryan Smith on 2/8/2022

Vulkan 1.3 Specification Released: Fighting Fragmentation with Profiles

Khronos this morning is taking the wraps off of Vulkan 1.3, the newest iteration of the group’s open and cross-platform API for graphics programming. Vulkan 1.3 follows Khronos’s usual 2...

12 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2022

United States FTC Files Lawsuit to Block NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition

In the biggest roadblock yet to NVIDIA’s proposed acquisition of Arm, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this afternoon that the regulatory body will be suing...

175 by Ryan Smith on 12/2/2021

Qualcomm x Nuvia: Silicon Sampling in Late 2022, Products in 2023

One of the more curious acquisitions in the last couple of years has been that of Nuvia by Qualcomm. Nuvia was a Silicon Valley start-up founded by the key...

51 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/18/2021

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