Graphics and AI specialist nVidia has been confirmed as the buyer of Arm from Softbank Vision Fund in a transaction worth up to $40bn, with the fund retaining a 10 per cent share in Arm if the deal completes.
Arm has put together a program based on its existing Flexible Access model that is intended to provide early-state startups with a broader list of cores they can prototype before needing to take out a full licence.
High-level synthesis is playing another important role in the matching of AI algorithms to necessarily application-specific designs.
Six papers, a dedicated automotive sessions and demos including the use of the Nucleus for RISC-V are among highlights in Mentor's Embedded World agenda.
Mythic will use the Mentor tools for its analog-targeted intelligence processing units.
Arm has launched a pair of cores intended to bring acceleration for machine learning to its Cortex-M series of processors.
Tessent test suite targets automotive, AI and IoT projects that need embedded non-volatile memory.
Xilinx has released the first version of its Vitis development environment as the company aims to capture a user base that is more used to software than hardware tools.
The IEDM has chosen a theme based around technologies for connected devices for its upcoming conference in December.
Mentor has a host of tools - some public, some not - that leverage AI and ML. EVP Joe Sawicki has been describing the strategy behind their development.
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