MIPS Returns to Silicon Valley, Eyes Burgeoning AI Market

The custom CPU manufacturer MIPS has returned to its roots in Silicon Valley, and it’s already plotting its comeback. Can the small CPU firm still find a place at the AI table?

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Cray ARMs its Supercomputers for War, HPC Workloads

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The venerable supercomputer manufacturer announced it’s partnering with Cavium to build supercomputers featuring the ThunderX2 CPU.

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Noctua Unveils Cooler Designs With Improved Midrange Performance

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Cooler manufacturer Noctua was at Computex this week, talking up new cutting-edge fan designs meant to boost performance at midrange decibel levels.

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Realdoll builds artificially intelligent sex robots with programmable personalities

Sex doll manufacturer Realdoll is dipping its toe into the world of AI and robotics with a new concept for a robot sex assistant that will form a “real bond” with its, erm, users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/06/realdoll-builds-artificially-intelligent-sex-robots-with-programmable-personalities.html

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Airbus intends to test flying car before the end of the year, CEO says

Airbus Group, the world’s second largest aircraft manufacturer is serious about flying cars and will test a prototype in 2017, says its CEO. The urban air mobility division is studying concepts for flying carshare services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/17/airbus-intends-to-test-flying-car-before-end-year-ceo-says.html

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Broadcom Sews Up $5B Deal for Brocade

Chip manufacturer Broadcom has announced a deal to buy Brocade Communications, a major supplier of fiber channel storage area networking technology to data centers, for $5.5 billion in cash and the assumption of Brocade’s $400 million debt. That represents a 47 percent premium over Brocade’s closing share price last week, said Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney. The “architecture, algorithms, software [and] semiconductor chips embedded in Brocade’s fiber channel systems are what’s valuable to Broadcom,” Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan told investors.

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Logitech expands audio portfolio with $50M Jaybird acquisition

Article Image Accessories manufacturer Logitech on Tuesday announced an agreement to purchase Utah-based earbud maker Jaybird, known for its “active” style wireless headphone designs, in a deal worth some $50 million in cash.

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Drones may one day save your life: European responders to use drones for rescue missions

Staring very soon, DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, will be supplying drones to the European Emergency Number Association for use in high-impact situations like rescue missions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/11/drones-may-one-day-save-your-life-european-responders-to-use-drones-for-rescue-missions.html

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ARM, TSMC partner on 7nm manufacturing process possibly destined for 2018 'iPhone 8'

Article Image Apple chip manufacturer TSMC is reportedly partnering with chip design firm ARM on a new, 7-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process, likely to be used in producing iPhone and iPad processors within the next few years.

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Purported 'iPhone 7' case supports rumors of no 3.5mm headphone jack

Article Image Whether or not it’s based on an accurate design, at least one third-party case manufacturer is already producing a product assuming Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 7” will indeed ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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Apple A9 chip fab TSMC reports record earnings, casting further doubt on 'Peak iPhone'

Article Image Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chip fab and a manufacturer of Apple’s A9 chips used in iPhone 6s models, has posted earnings that beat analysts estimates for the quarter and established the company’s highest annual earnings in 29 years.

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Asetek demands AMD suspend sales of Fury X, goes after Gigabyte

Water cooler manufacturer Asetek is flexing its muscle and demanding that both AMD and Gigabyte cease selling hardware that it claims violates its patents. AMD, at least, is disputing that claim and shows no interest in pulling the Fury X off the market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/218987-asetek-demands-amd-suspend-sales-of-fury-x-goes-after-gigabyte

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Rumor claims Apple seeking second supplier for next-gen Apple Watch

Article Image Apple is looking to pick up a second manufacturer for the next-generation Apple Watch apart from Quanta Computer, a Chinese report said on Thursday.

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TSMC rumored to be exclusive manufacturer for Apple 'A10' CPU in 2016

Taiwan’s TSMC is set to become the exclusive manufacturer of an Apple “A10” processor for next-generation iPhones, cutting Samsung out of the loop, according to a new rumor.

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Thermaltake accused of ripping off multiple rivals, stealing designs

Longtime hardware manufacturer Thermaltake has been accused of stealing multiple designs from its rivals and passing them off as its own.

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Foxconn posts record first-quarter profits on strong sales of Apple's iPhone 6

Asian manufacturer Hon Hai — better known as Foxconn — on Friday reported its highest first-quarter profit growth in a decade with a 56 percent jump year-over-year, driven at least in part by strong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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