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After months of searching for a buyer, troubled U.K.-based AI processor designer Graphcore said on Friday that it has been acquired by SoftBank. The company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank and will possibly collaborate with Arm, but what remains to be seen what happens to the unique architecture of Graphcore's intelligence processing units (IPUs). Graphcore will retain its name as it will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank, which paid either $400 million (according to EE Times) or $500 million (according to BBC) for the company. Over its lifetime, Graphcore has received a total of $700 million of investments from Microsoft and Sequoia Capital, and at its peak in late 2020, was valued at $2.8 billion. Nigel Toon will remain...

AMD Plans Massive Memory Instinct MI325X for Q4'24, Lays Out Accelerator Roadmap to 2026

In a packed presentation kicking off this year’s Computex trade show, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su spent plenty of time focusing on the subject of AI. And while the...

3 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2024

Computex 2024 Keynote Preview: The Great PC Powers Convene

The annual Computex computer expo kicks off in Taepei this weekend. And this year’s show is shaping up to be the most packed in years. Computex rivals CES for the...

30 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2024

Lenovo Unveils Yoga Slim 7x 14 Gen 14 and ThinkPad T14 Gen 6 Notebooks Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite

While we've been expecting the availability of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor to be around the middle of this year, Lenovo has announced two new 'AI-powered' notebooks for...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/20/2024

Intel Teases Lunar Lake At Intel Vision 2024: 100+ TOPS Overall, 45 TOPS From NPU Alone

During the main keynote at Intel Vision 2024, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger flashed a completed Lunar Lake chip off, much like EVP and General Manager of Intel's Client Computing...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/11/2024

Intel Introduces Gaudi 3 AI Accelerator: Going Bigger and Aiming Higher In AI Market

Intel this morning is kicking off the second day of their Vision 2024 conference, the company’s annual closed-door business and customer-focused get-together. While Vision is not typically a hotbed...

21 by Ryan Smith on 4/9/2024

Intel Announces Expansion to AI PC Dev Program, Aims to Reach More Software & Hardware Devs

Today, Intel announced that it is looking to progress its AI PC Acceleration program further by offering various new toolkits and devkits designed for software and hardware AI developers...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/26/2024

Micron Sells Out Entire HBM3E Supply for 2024, Most of 2025

Being the first company to ship HBM3E memory has its perks for Micron, as the company has revealed that is has managed to sell out the entire supply of...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2024

Marvell's 2nm IP Platform Enables Custom Silicon for Datacenters

Marvell this week introduced its new IP technology platform specifically tailored for custom chips for accelerated infrastructure made on TSMC's 2nm-class process technologies (possibly including N2 and N2P). The...

0 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2024

Tenstorrent Licenses RISC-V CPU IP to Build 2nm AI Accelerator for Edge

Tenstorrent this week announced that it had signed a deal to license out its RISC-V CPU and AI processor IP to Japan's Leading-edge Semiconductor Technology Center (LSTC), which will...

22 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2024

MLCommons To Develop PC Client Version of MLPerf AI Benchmark Suite

MLCommons, the consortium behind the MLPerf family of machine learning benchmarks, is announcing this morning that the organization will be developing a new desktop AI benchmarking suite under the...

2 by Ryan Smith on 1/24/2024

The Intel CES 2024 Pat Gelsinger Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 5pm PT/01:00 UTC)

This evening is the biggest PC-related keynote of CES 2024, Intel's "prime" keynote with CEO Pat Gelsinger. Part of Intel's "AI everywhere starts with Intel" campaign for the show...

1 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2024

Intel Unveils First SDV SoC Family For The Automotive Market at CES 2024

Further to Intel's AI-related announcements surrounding their Meteor Lake SoC and its integrated NPU, the automotive market is another market where Intel expects that AI can make a big...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2024

Microsoft Swaps Menu Key For Copilot AI Key on Windows Keyboards, Directs OEMs To Do The Same

Microsoft is betting big on artificial intelligence and generative AI at all levels of the company, from servers and Azure down to individual Windows PCs. And that big bet...

30 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2024

AMD Unveils XA Versal AI Edge and Ryzen Embedded V2000A For Automotive

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...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2024

ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX 8040 and NUC(S) Ultra 100 BOX Series Bring Accelerated AI to Mini-PCs

ASRock Industrial maintains a lineup of ultra-compact form-factor machines in the NUC BOX (Intel-based) and 4X4 BOX (AMD-based) series. These systems have gained significant market acceptance (evidenced by the...

10 by Ganesh T S on 12/23/2023

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

The AMD Advancing AI & Instinct MI300 Launch Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/18:00 UTC)

This morning is an important one for AMD – perhaps the most important of the year. After almost a year and a half of build-up, and even longer for...

10 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 12/6/2023

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