Mythic has raised $70 million to fund the analog-based AI processors it plans to launch later this year. Mythic has spent nine years coming up with a patented, potentially disruptive way to compete with other makers of artificial intelligence chips. The company emphasizes energy efficiency and lower cost with its design that focuses on analog technology integrated with dense flash memory,Read More
The Arm Neoverse V1 is a server chip microarchitecture that Arm’s customers — the big chip makers of the world — can design chips around for servers in big datacenters that power the internet. The V1 supports Scalable Vector Extension (SVE) and delivers more than 50% performance increases for high-performance computing machine learning workloads.Read More
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivered a keynote speech this week to 180,000 attendees registered for the GTC 21 online-only conference. And Huang dropped a bunch of news across multiple industries that show just how powerful Nvidia has become.Read More
Arm, the leader in chips used in everything from mobile devices to supercomputers, has unveiled Armv9, the company’s first major architectural change in a decade. The new designs should result in 30% faster performance over the next two chip generations.Read More
Creo has unveiled its BioBulb technology platform that allows businesses to create appealing indoor plant walls with automated water and nutrient systems. The system uses AI to create a smart, green living system that allows nature to grow in environments with scarce resources, such as inside office building lobbies.Read More
Nvidia reported revenues of $5.0 billion for its fourth fiscal quarter ended January 31, up 61% from a year earlier. The revenues and non-GAAP earnings per share of $3.10 beat expectations as new gaming hardware and AI products generated strong demand.Read More
Former Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz has started a new company called Sun and Thunder to focus on AI characters and interactive storytelling. In an interview with GamesBeat, Abovitz said the company represents a fusion of technology, intellect, and art. The aim is to create “synthetic beings” and tell stories within worlds made possible by “spatial computing,” or the kind of mixed reality experiences that Abovitz has tried to create in his prior company Magic Leap. Abovitz will talk about his new startup today at our GamesBeat Summit: Into the Metaverse conference in a session entitled Notes From Our Science Fiction Future.Read More
AlphaICs has raised $8 million in funding for artificial intelligence processors for edge computing. The round was led by Emerald Technology Ventures and Endiya Partners. The Milpitas, California-based company was started in 2016 by Vinod Dham, a former Intel executive known as the “father of the Pentium.”Read More
Ambarella has unveiled the CV5 AI Vision Processor to handle 8K image processing for car, consumer, crone, and robot cameras. The new 5-nanometer camera system on chip (SoC) is the latest in the company’s CVflow family, and it consumes under 2 watts of power. The chip is about 4 times more powerful than the previous-generation chip.Read More
Fable Studio has announced two new conversational AI virtual beings, or artificial people. Their names are Charlie and Beck, and they will be able to hold conversations as if they were real people. The new characters are a blend of storytelling and artificial intelligence, a marriage that Fable is pioneering in the belief that virtual beings will become a huge market as people seek companionship and entertainment during the tough climate of the pandemic.Read More
Nvidia’s Inception program is tracking more than 7,000 AI startups, up 25% in a year. That’s a lot of growth for AI companies in a very tough year.
Nvidia business development VP Jeff Herbst said in a blog post that crisis breeds opportunity and that AI startups are stepping up with AI, machine learning, and data science to help address the worldwide emergency of the pandemic.
Nvidia reported revenues of $4.73 billion for its third fiscal quarter ended October 25, up 57% from a year earlier. The revenues and non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.91 a share beat expectations as new gaming hardware and AI products generated strong demand.Read More
Chip designer Ambarella has announced a new computer vision chip for processing artificial intelligence at the edge of computer networks, like in smart cars and security cameras.
The new CV28M camera system on chip (SoC) is the latest in the company’s CVflow family. It combines advanced image processing, high-resolution video encoding, and computer vision processing in a single, low-power chip.
Intel reported earnings that matched Wall Street’s expectations during what was another tumultuous quarter for the world economy. For the third quarter ended September 30, the big PC chipmaker posted non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $1.11 a share on revenue of $18.3 billion, compared with non-GAAP EPS of $1.42 a share on revenue of $19.2 billion a year earlier.Read More
The Identifier for Advertisers, also known as IDFA, seems like an unlikely candidate for causing an apocalypse in mobile games, advertising, and the iPhone ecosystem. But the obscure tracking technology, which anonymously profiles a user, seems like Death riding in on a pale horse.Read More
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivered the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) keynote address this morning to spotlight the company’s platforms that span all of computing, from a $59 Jetson Nano robot brain to massive data processing units that are part of its datacenter-on-a-chip strategy.Read More
Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) kicks off Monday, the now virtual conference will highlight an ecosystem with millions of developers. More than 200 new AI startups will appear at GTC in some form.Read More
Chip startup Nuvia has raised $240 million to design Arm-based processors for datacenters in a bid to balance energy efficiency and high performance. The funding is huge for a company that was formed just 18 months ago, but it’s a sign of how big a bet Nuvia is making as it challenges rivals in the datacenter.Read More
Nvidia confirmed that it is acquiring processor architecture firm Arm from Softbank for $40 billion. The deal is confirmed after weeks of speculation, as well as a report yesterday by the Wall Street Journal.Read More
SoftBank took Arm private in 2016 for $32 billion. At the time, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he was preparing for the Singularity, the predicted day when AI collectively becomes more intelligent than human beings. But SoftBank has run into a cash crunch as it is losing billions of dollars during the pandemic and bad bets on Uber and WeWork.Read More