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Chinese chipmaker Zhaoxin to launch a GPU this year

A big area of focus for China in recent years has been growing the semiconductor industry, with a goal to be able to develop and manufacture CPUs and GPUs within the country without needing to rely on companies from other regions of the world. We’ve seen plenty of progress here …

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Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC

Qualcomm has announced the next iteration of its smartwatch platform, the Snapdragon Wear 4100. The Snapdragon Wear 4100 is said to bring 85% better performance than the previous generation, alongside increased battery life. This new SoC from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon Wear 4100, utilises 12nm low-power process technology and is “designed …

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Amazon EC2 instances feature 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

Towards the end of 2019, Amazon mentioned that new AMD-powered instances were in the works, and these have now finally debuted in form of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC-run instances. Amazon’s 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors run at frequencies of up to 3.3GHz and are the sixth instance family at AWS powered …

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Intel announces 10th Gen desktop CPUs

Today, Intel is announcing its 10th generation desktop processors, starting with cheap dual-core Celeron processors and ranging all the way up to the Core i9-10900K with 10-cores and 20-threads.  The Core i9-10900K is going to take over from its predecessor, the 9900K, as ‘the world’s fastest gaming processor’. Under the …

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Chinese chipmaker SMIC getting closer to 7nm

The Chinese government is working on phasing out all foreign hardware from Chinese institutions within the next three years. Domestic Chinese companies are working hard on improving their manufacturing technology in order to reach the goal of independence from imported hardware. Now, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation – or SMIC – has …

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