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While we've been expecting the availability of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor to be around the middle of this year, Lenovo has announced two new 'AI-powered' notebooks for the Windows on Arm platform. Announced is the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x Gen 14 and the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 both feature Qualcomm's latest 12-core Snapdragon X Elite processor, ushering in a new era for Microsoft's Windows on Arm platform. Lenovo aims to target content creators and business professionals with these new models. Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X Elite processor looks set to try to change the adoption of the Windows-on-Arm devices, with a critical focus on providing AI capability on device, which promises up to 45 TOPs of performance solely from the Hexagon NPU. Powered...

Apple Announces M4 SoC: Latest and Greatest Starts on 2024 iPad Pro

Setting things up for what is certainly to be an exciting next few months in the world of CPUs and SoCs, Apple this morning has announced their next-generation M-series...

66 by Ryan Smith on 5/7/2024

Samsung Tapes Out Its First 3nm Smartphone SoC, Gets A Boost From Synopsys AI-Enabled Tools

This week Samsung Electronics and Synopsys announced that Samsung has taped out its first mobile system-on-chip on Samsung Foundry's 3nm gate-all-around (GAA) process technology. The announcement, coming from electronic...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2024

Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon X Plus, Details Complete Snapdragon X Launch Day Chip Stack

As Qualcomm prepares for the mid-year launch of their forthcoming Snapdragon X SoCs for PCs, and the eagerly anticipated Oryon CPU cores within, the company is finally shoring up...

50 by Ryan Smith on 4/24/2024

NVIDIA's GPU IP Drives into MediaTek's Dimension Auto SoCs

MediaTek this week has introduced a new lineup of Dimensity Auto Cockpit system-on-chips, covering the entire market spectrum from entry-level to premium. And while automotive chip announcements are admittedly...

6 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2024

Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3: Pushing GenAI Into Premium Smartphones

Proving the adage “ask, and you shall receive”, Qualcomm is back this week for a second Snapdragon SoC announcement for mobile phones. This time, the company is announcing the...

9 by Ryan Smith on 3/21/2024

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8s Gen 3: A Cheaper Chip For Premium Phones

With the launch of their flagship Snapdragon 8 SoC firmly behind them now, Qualcomm this morning is turning their collective head towards the premium market with the launch of...

8 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2024

Marvell's 2nm IP Platform Enables Custom Silicon for Datacenters

Marvell this week introduced its new IP technology platform specifically tailored for custom chips for accelerated infrastructure made on TSMC's 2nm-class process technologies (possibly including N2 and N2P). The...

0 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2024

Arm Announces Neoverse V3 and N3 CPU Cores: Building Bigger and Moving Faster with CSS

A bit over 5 years ago, Arm announced their Neoverse initiative for server, cloud, and infrastructure CPU cores. Doubling-down on their efforts to break into the infrastructure CPU market...

26 by Ryan Smith on 2/21/2024

Report: NVIDIA Forms Custom Chip Unit for Cloud Computing and More

With its highly successful A100 and H100 processors for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) applications, NVIDIA dominates AI datacenter deployments these days. But among large cloud service...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2024

AMD Unveils Their Embedded+ Architecture, Ryzen Embedded with Versal Together

One area of AMD's product portfolio that doesn't get as much attention as the desktop and server parts is their Embedded platform. AMD's Embedded series has been important for...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/6/2024

Intel Unveils First SDV SoC Family For The Automotive Market at CES 2024

Further to Intel's AI-related announcements surrounding their Meteor Lake SoC and its integrated NPU, the automotive market is another market where Intel expects that AI can make a big...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2024

CES 2024: Intel Briefly Shows Lunar Lake Chip; Next-Gen Mobile CPU Uses On-Package Memory

As part of the final segment of Intel’s "Intel Client Open House Keynote" at CES this afternoon, Intel EVP and GM of the Client Computing Group, Michelle Johnston Holthaus...

14 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2024

Intel Announces non-K 14th Gen Core Desktop Processors: Raptor Lake in 65 W to 35 W Flavors

We typically see the flagship K-series chips first whenever Intel launches a new family of desktop processors. These show the maximum potential for improvement in generational performance, such as...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2024

Intel Intros Core (Series 1) U-Series Mobile Chips: Raptor Lake Refreshed for Thin & Light

Alongside Intel’s bevvy of 14th Generation Core product announcements for desktop and mobile today, the company is also releasing a collection of new SKUs under their new Core (Series...

1 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2024

Apple Announces M3 SoC Family: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max Make Their Marks

Capping off a busy month for new processor announcements, Apple this week has announced a new generation of M-series Apple Silicon processors – and with it, a newly refreshed...

55 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2023

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Performance Preview: A First Look at What’s to Come

Last week we saw the announcement of Qualcomm’s first post-Nuvia laptop SoC design, the Snapdragon X Elite. A new brand name being anchored by a new, custom Qualcomm CPU...

52 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2023

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Blog: Compute Spotlight

We're here in sunny Hawaii for day two of Qualcomm's annual Snapdragon Summit. Yesterday, of course, was the company's prime keynote, where they announced their forthcoming Snapdragon X Elite SoC...

8 by Ryan Smith on 10/25/2023

Qualcomm Previews Snapdragon X Elite SoC: Oryon CPU Starts in Laptops

While Qualcomm has become wildly successful in the Arm SoC market for Android smartphones, their efforts to parlay that into success in other markets has eluded them so far...

84 by Ryan Smith on 10/24/2023

Intel Meteor Lake SoC is NOT Coming to Desktops: Well, Not Technically

Over the last couple of days, numerous reports have revealed that Intel's recently announced Meteor Lake SoC, primarily a mobile platform, would be coming to desktop PCs. Intel has...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/28/2023

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