To ensure that ARM or other alternative architectures don’t gain ground in the data center, Intel is launching a customizable chip that marries its Xeon CPUs with an FPGA.
Microsoft has been experimenting with its own custom chip effort in order to make its data centers more efficient, and these chips aren’t centered around ARM-based cores, but rather FPGAs from Altera.
Cavium is latest company to launch an ARM-based server chip for the data center, but the networking chip specialist is doing so with an entire family of ARM-based chips for compute, storage and networking.
Imagination, the holder of the MIPS architecture license, and several other big-name chip firms have created prpl — a foundation to make sure MIPS can compete when it comes to software resources and support.
AMD has unveiled what it calls its ambidextrous computing roadmap — a strategy to combine both the x86 and ARM architectures to build products that are substantially different than what any other vendor can offer.
Amazon is building a chip design center for its Amazon Web Services cloud business in Austin, Texas according to sources, job listings and LinkedIn profiles.
Bringing everyday physical objects online is going to shake up the chip industry in a major way. There are new opportunities for startups and even Intel knows it has to change.
Like many of its chipmaking competitors, Texas Instruments is really stoked about the promise of connected devices. It all boils down to more chips sold. So TI has built out a partner program for the internet of things to help manufacturers link together devices and services from different companies. Participants in TI’s ecosystem include 2lemetry, ARM, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, LogMeIn (Xively), Spark, and Thingsquare. Basically if a company buys TI chips they’ll work with software, hardware or cloud offerings from the above vendors.
Qualcomm is bringing 64-bit computing to high-end devices but not until the first half of 2015. The newest Snapdragons also support LTE-Advanced and 4k displays, making them potential silicon choices for tablets and even some laptops next year.
Right now the wearables market is hot. But how much hotter could it get if hardware designers had access to a ready-made radio core that consumed less than half the power?