Imagination Technologies has launched a new generation of GPU IP aimed at multitasking compute acceleration.
The US Quantum Economic Development Consortium is looking to stimulate a supply chain and technology infrastructure for quantum computing, with more about its efforts due to come out in the next few days.
The company is also bundling its new CPU and GPU cores in a premium IP platform that can be tuned for next generation applications and devices.
Synopsys' line-up at next week's ARM TechCon includes joint presentations with Huawei and Nvidia.
Hit by the loss of major client Apple, Imagination Technologies plans to sell off its MIPS and Ensigma divisions. The move signals a shift away from previous plans to diversify out from graphics processors.
StratoM hardware has 2.5B-gate capacity and can scale to 15B gates. Throughput claimed at 5X faster than earlier Veloce generation.
SoftBank cites IoT as its main reason for buying ARM, but could it change the relationship between customers and the processor designer?
Deep pipelines and dynamic memory sharing may provide the key to the development of faster and more efficient server-farm blades as the focus in hardware design moves to augmenting conventional processors with specialized accelerators.
ARM is combining a new high-end 64bit Cortex-A core with a reworked Mali graphics processor to support high-throughput applications such as virtual reality and machine learning.
Mentor Graphics' recent deal with ARM illustrates how proliferation in design is influencing deals between tool and IP vendors.
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