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What is a GPU?
Graphics processing unit, or GPU, is a specialized chip that provides 2D or 3D images. Display adapters contain one or more GPUs to allow fast graphics rendering.
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2009-11-13 Coming soon: x86 core with integrated graphics
Advanced Micro Devices has provided rough outlines of two new x86 cores as well as its first 32nm Fusion chips that integrate x86 and graphics cores.
2011-06-09 China startup crafts 'unified' multicore processor
A China fabless startup, ICube Corp., is challenging Google's Android mobile processor with its own version of a multicore processor architecture.
2015-11-18 China dominates top 500 list of supercomputers
China spent huge money at its MilkyWay-2 housed by the National Super Computer Centre, using twice as many U.S.-made Intel Xeon and Xeon-Phi processors as its nearest competitor.
2013-02-20 Ceva, Tensilica battle it out in imaging IP core space
A year after Ceva's introduction of its programmable, low-power imaging and vision platform, Tensillica has rolled out the IVP, an imaging and video data plane processor unit.
2012-02-01 CEO outlines Globalfoundries' future plans
Globalfoundries did not disclose its 2011 revenues, but after its challenges with yields on AMD chips and a restrictive wafer supply agreement, there is speculation in financial circles that the firm may well have missed its 20 percent growth projection.
2012-07-11 Bridge software and hardware to speed up SoC validation
Understand how the integration of hardware and software debug views can lead to faster and more efficient debug of the entire system.
2012-04-03 Breakthroughs in computer vision seen by DARPA
The Mind's Eye program from the agency aims to develop breakthrough algorithms for automatically recognizing and describing human activities.
2007-11-08 Biggest Linux-run computer debuts
Supercomputer designer Cray has announced a system it says will be the biggest computer to use the Linux open-source OS.
2012-04-27 BGI collaborates with Nvidia on cloud DNA sequencing service
Sequencing DNA enables the faster discovery of unique issues, and prescription of treatments and medicines.
2014-10-23 ARM-based SoCs, IoT core take centre stage
The rollout of LTE gave a boost last year to slowly growing embedded markets where Intel's x86 is the leading architecture, but multiple vendors are migrating to ARM-based SoCs.
2012-06-20 ARM's GPU doubles performance of Utgard products
ARM's new GPU provides a graphics solution in a variety of smart-TVs and android-based tablets.
2011-08-22 ARM struggles with silicon, battery tech
ARM's Simon Segars says the company is facing big hurdles in silicon scaling and developments in battery technology, which is standing in the way of opportunities in mobile systems.
2013-06-05 ARM processors geared for mid-range mobile devices
ARM took the stage at Computex 2013 in Taiwan to unveil its CPU, GPU and video cores, which it claims fuses area- and cost-efficiency for the mid-range smartphone and tablet computer market.
2011-11-03 ARM moves to 64bit space
The next-gen ARMv8 architecture combines 32bit and 64bit instruction sets, featuring backward compatibility and high-end server applications.
2009-12-15 ARM invasion moves past mobile market
ARM claims 15 new processor licenses, including four next-generation processors, for a broad range of markets including digital TV, MCUs, HDDs and networking applications.
2010-11-15 ARM GPU cuts memory bandwidth use by 30%
ARM debuted a graphics processing unit that the company claims delivers five times better than its predecessor.
2012-03-16 Are you ready for OMAP 5?
The OMAP 5 platform changes what's possible in mobile computing and delivers a superior user experience leveraging TI's mobile-optimized 28nm process, the company said.
2014-07-01 Application architectures for image processing
Here's a discussion on the architectural choices that need to be made and the high level language tools approach to software-to-hardware compilation.
2014-09-16 Apple-Samsung rivalry expands to 20nm chips
The two prominent smartphone makers are set to ship their latest smartphone models powered by their own mobile processors in the 20nm node, which Apple and Samsung used in radically different ways.
2008-06-19 Apple tips OpenCL for parallel programming
Apple Inc. has submitted the Open Compute Language (OpenCL) to an ad hoc industry group that aims to define a programming environment for applications running across both x86 and graphics chips.
2013-02-22 Analysts: Will there be an Apple designed GPU?
Two technology analysts discusses what's in store for Apple's A-series processor family.
2013-01-04 Analyst: iPad 3 GPU mismatched with high-end display
As rumours linking TSMC and Apple start to swirl, tech watcher David Kanter stated that Apple's quick move in ushering in the fourth generation iPad is due to the third generation's unbalanced design.
2008-09-02 Analysis: AMD's three-year reorganization
Even though its financial results have not reflected it, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has changed in numerous and quite significant ways after several years of restructuring.
2010-01-13 An EDA company's take on 2010 growth sectors
P.V. Srinivas at Mentor Graphics takes you for a spin of crystal ball gazing, predicting growth sectors for 2010 and processes that will feed enabling technologies into electronics products.
2009-11-20 Amimon brings WHDI to notebook PCs
After losing a spot in the latest Sony model, Amimon makes a strategic change in product focus from living-room TV to PCs, and in its business model.
2008-06-18 AMD, Nvidia take graphics duel to TFlops
Archrivals Nvidia and AMD have announced their competing next-gen graphics processors, both claiming their massive multicore chips can deliver a TFlops for graphics and video.
2013-01-10 AMD to churn out quad-x86 chips for tablet-notebooks
Advanced Micro Devices has demonstrated applications and games running on a Kabini-based ultrathin notebook and on a Temash convertible tablet-notebook.
2007-11-12 AMD tips stream processor, SDK for HPC market
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has launched a stream processor with double precision floating point technology, the first of its kind.
2008-02-04 AMD teraflop GPU pushes game realism beyond HD
AMD 18179 has released the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 GPU, expanding the visual boundaries of PC gaming beyond the 1,080p HD threshold.
2015-06-04 AMD reveals power capabilities of Carrizo
While made in a 28nm process, AMD hopes Carrizo and the lower-tier Carrizo-L will sport power and performance advantages for mainstream notebooks compared with Intel's 14nm FinFET Broadwell chip.
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