Advanced Micro Devices, under the direction of its President and CEO Lisa Su, garnered some big headlines in 2018 for both its technology advances as well as its growing stock price.
First came the disaggregation of software from hardware. Now comes the disaggregation of functions on a chip.
The news comes as other manufactures including TSMC race to bring their next-gen silicon to market — and challenge Intel’s long-standing chip dominance in the data center.
The networking-focused hardware is built for the Open19 Foundation infrastructure platform.
Luxtera’s technology integrates high performance optics directly with silicon electronics, bringing what it calls “fiber to the chip” connectivity to speed the transfer of data between servers.
The big hyperscalers use field programmable gate array technology on standard servers in their data centers. But there’s a trend for other enterprises to emulate these hyperscalers.
The year-old startup, founded by former Intel president Renee James, is also partnering with Packet, Cloudflare, and other companies on 5G and edge computing proof of concepts.
This is Barefoot’s second generation release of its P4-programmable Tofino Ethernet switch ASIC family.
Qualcomm will use the fund to invest in startups building AI for autonomous cars, robotics, and machine learning platforms.
The deal would be a major win for TSMC as it challenges Intel’s dominance in the data center.
The chip design is unique in the market because it supports legacy 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, and the various 5G specifications on one module.
Xilinx is renown for its field programmable gate array (FPGA), which the company's founder invented. A purchase of Mellanox could give it additional products to sell into the data center.
Broadcom closed on its $18.9 billion acquisition of CA earlier this week.
The chipmaker expects to release the new class of Intel Xeon Scalable processors in the first half of 2019.
The chip giant’s third-quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $19.2 billion was an all-time record, up 19 percent year over year, with all business groups posting record revenue.