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Qualcomm and Foxconn Introduce New On-Premises AI Edge Box thumbnail

The Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 accelerator. (Image courtesy of Qualcomm.) Wireless technology solutions developer Qualcomm Technologies recently unveiled the new Gloria AI Edge Box alongside Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn Industrial Internet. The two companies were involved in the design, manufacturing and launch of the new product. The new on-premises system will be equipped with …

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Cerebras Extends AI System to ‘Brain-Sized’ Algorithms thumbnail

Cerebras showed off a new memory extension scheme during the Hot Chips event aimed at its second-generation CS-2 AI accelerator, allowing a single wafer-scale chip to train 120-trillion parameter models. By comparison, the capacity of the human brain is around 100 trillion parameters. “Our space has undergone some extraordinary transformations in the past two years,” …

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EdgeQ Samples 5G Basestation-on-a-Chip thumbnail

EdgeQ, the startup making basestation-on-a-chip silicon and software for 5G deployments, is now sampling its chip and phy software. The company has also released a few more details about its silicon and software stack. According to EdgeQ CEO Vinay Ravuri, the company has had its chip back in the lab for “about six weeks”. “Within …

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ST Further Extends 150mm SiC Wafer Agreement with Cree thumbnail

STMicroelectronics this week again expanded its agreement with Cree for the supply of 150mm silicon carbide (SiC) wafers over the next few years. Over the last two years, ST has successively increased the value of its multi-year agreement to source SiC wafers from Cree, starting as a $250 million deal in January 2019, and doubling …

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Foxconn Enters Chip Production with Macronix Deal thumbnail

Foxconn, the world’s largest assembler of consumer devices such as Apple’s iPhone, is entering semiconductor production as part of a plan to expand into electric vehicles. Foxconn recently announced it will acquire a 6-inch silicon wafer plant and equipment from Taiwan-based Macronix International for NT$2.52 billion ($90 million). For Foxconn, it’s a first step toward …

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Edge Vision SoC Serves Driver-Monitoring AI Dashcam thumbnail

Driver monitoring systems have become an essential part of the conversation in automotive safety. While much of the driver-monitoring discussion has been around its use for individuals in passenger cars, there’s a huge market in the commercial vehicle sector for monitoring drivers in their trucks to ensure safety and try to prevent accidents, as well …

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Facebook Open Sources Time Appliance For Data Center Networks thumbnail

Facebook engineers have built a time appliance for network synchronization and open-sourced the entire specification, which should drive the price of the function down significantly. The Open Compute project is based on a time card the company invented in a PCI Express (PCIe) form factor that can turn almost any commodity server into a time …

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