NVIDIA announces acquisition of ARM for $40 billion

Back in July, a Bloomberg report said that NVIDIA was interested in acquiring in the technology giant ARM from its owner, Softbank. NVIDIA has officially announced that a deal has been struck between the two companies, where NVIDIA will acquire the entirety of ARM Limited for a sum of $40 billion.

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Arm Cortex-A76AE 7nm ‘autonomous-class’ car processor announced; Safety Ready Program initiative unveiled

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Arm today has announced Safety Ready Program that is aimed to develop solutions for self-driving cars and has also launched the Cortex-A76AE; its first processor IP designed specifically for autonomous vehicles. The  Cortex-A76AE processor comes integrated with redundancy and can compute complex relies on up to 16 Cortex-A76 cores.  Continue reading “Arm Cortex-A76AE 7nm ‘autonomous-class’ car processor announced; Safety Ready Program initiative unveiled”

ARM unveils CPU roadmap for 2019 – Deimos and Hercules Cores with 7nm and 5nm nodes incoming

ARM Road MapARM today is giving a  rare peek at the performance expectations for its future processor. The company, in fact, says that the recently launched Cortex-A76 CPU which is capable of delivering an unprecedented 35% gain in performance compared to the previous generation. It is also saying that the foundational CPU IP for the first 7nm SoCs expected to be in production later this year. Continue reading “ARM unveils CPU roadmap for 2019 — Deimos and Hercules Cores with 7nm and 5nm nodes incoming”

Samsung and ARM partner to power 3GHz+ Cortex A76 processors based on 7nm LPP process technology

Samsung Electronics today announced that it is expanding its strategic collaboration with Arm to 7/5-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology with an aim to remain a step ahead in the era of high-performance computing. Continue reading “Samsung and ARM partner to power 3GHz+ Cortex A76 processors based on 7nm LPP process technology”

ARM announces Cortex-A76 CPU, Mali-G76 GPU and Mali-V76 VPU

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ARM today announced the Cortex-A76 CPU, Mali-G76 GPU, and the Mali-V76 Video Processing Unit. The Cortex-A76 CPU is a new microarchitecture enabling 35 percent more performance year-over-year for increased productivity and ARM-G76 GPU offers untethered gaming and on-device machine learning (ML) with 30 percent higher efficiency and performance over previous generations. Continue reading “ARM announces Cortex-A76 CPU, Mali-G76 GPU and Mali-V76 VPU”

ARM introduces Mali-G52, G31 GPUs, Mali-D51 DPU and Mali-V52 VPU

ARM today announced the Mali-G52 and G31 GPUs and Mali D51 Display processor and Mali-V52 video processor. The new set of IP seamlessly integrates with the existing DynamIQ-based CPUs and other Arm IP. The Mali-V52 VPU enables 2X decode performance, real-time 4K60 video performance. Continue reading “ARM introduces Mali-G52, G31 GPUs, Mali-D51 DPU and Mali-V52 VPU”

ARM introduces iSIM that can be integrated into the SoC

ARM today introduced a new Kigen technology with integrated SIM identity to IoT SoC designs and an integrated component called an iSIM that’s built into the same chip as the processor. The traditional take about 12.3 x 8.8mm in size and the additional hardware space to house them, while the iSIM will take up a fraction of a millimeter. Continue reading “ARM introduces iSIM that can be integrated into the SoC”

ARM announces Project Trillium machine learning and neural network IPs

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ARM today announced the Project Trillium IP including the new highly scalable processors that are capable of delivering enhanced machine learning and neural network functionality. These new technologies are focused on the mobile market which will enable a new class of ML-equipped devices with advanced computing capabilities and object detection. Continue reading “ARM announces Project Trillium machine learning and neural network IPs”

Arm announces Mali-D71 display processor, MMU-600 and Assertive Display 5 for 4K VR and HDR

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Arm today at the Arm Taipei Tech Symposium has introduced new advanced display processor; the Mali-D71 and two new IP blocks; the CoreLink MMU-600 and Assertive Display 5 focusing on VR and HDR capabilities and implementations.

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Samsung might ditch ARM in favour of Nvidia or AMD for GPU technology

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It has been rumoured for quite a while that Samsung is planning to make its own GPUs for their Exynos chipset lineup. This was supposed to be ready in time for the Note5 launch, however things did not materialise.

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SoftBank to buy ARM Holdings for $32 billion

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SoftBank has agreed to buy chip giant ARM Holdings for a whopping 23.4 billion pounds ($32 billion), according to a latest report from the Financial Times. The deal is touted to be the largest ever acquisition of a European tech company.

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ARM’s first 10nm chip enters test production at TSMC

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ARM is about to receive its first multicore 64-bit 10nm FF test chips. The company on Wednesday announced that the test chip based on TSMC’s 10FinFET process technology shows impressive power reduction of up to 30% at same frequency and efficiency gains of 11-12% in comparison to 16FinFET+ process technology. Continue reading “ARM’s first 10nm chip enters test production at TSMC”

Elephone set to announce P9000 in October – World’s first deca-core smartphone powered by Mediatek MT6797

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Elephone is apparently working on a new phone called the P9000 which is set to become the first smartphone that is powered by a deca-core processor, namely the Mediatek Helios X20 MT6797 and it will be released later this year.

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ARM and Samsung sign long-term agreement to provide next-level visual experiences to customers

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ARM has signed a long-term deal with Samsung that is aimed at providing next-level visual experiences to customers. The deal includes ARM’s GPUs namely Mali T820, 830, 860 and the recently announced T880 as well as all future Mali GPUs.

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ARM announces ‘IoT Subsystem’ for Cortex-M processors

ARM has introduced a new ‘IoT Subsystem’for its Cortex-M processors at the ongoing Computex 2015. The new hardware subsystem will enable fast and efficient development of highly customized chips for smart connected devices.

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