Japanese carmaker taps Xilinx for driver assisted hands free car driving experience

In a joint statement, Japanese carmaker Subaru Corp and chip maker Xilinx Inc said, the Japanese automaker will use Xilinx’s chip to power a new driver-assistance system which will enable drivers to go hands-free during traffic jams, among other new features. Subaru’s upcoming midsized hatchback Levorg will use Xilinx’s “Zynq” chips to provide a new…

IBM rolls out Power 10 data center centric chip

On Monday, in a significant development, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) announced a new processor for data centers that can handle three times the workload of its predecessor. IBM’s Power10 chip will be manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The Power10 will benefit from Samsung’s 7-nanometer chip manufacturing process, which incidentally is similar to its…

Trump Administration in talks with chipmakers on building semiconductor factories in the U.S.

May 10, 2020 – On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, the Trump’s administration is holding talks with semiconductor companies on building chip factories in the United States. As per the WSJ report, which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is in talks with Intel Corp and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

U.S. chip firm Xilinx Inc wins 5G network equipment contract from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

In a statement, Xilinx Inc, an American semiconductor firm stated, it had won a deal to supply chips to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for 5G networking equipment. It did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Xilinx makes programmable chips used in telecommunications equipment including those used in base stations made by Ericsson, Nokia…

U.S. could place China’s Hikvision on its Entities List

Hikvision’s audio and video surveillance equipment plays a key role in its mass detention centers, which essentially are concentration camps, which hold more than 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims. In a move that could significantly impact China’s monitoring of its citizens, the U.S. administration is considering imposing limits to Chinese video surveillance firm…

Huawei launches world’s first 5G communication hardware for automobiles

Huawei’s modile, based on its Balong 5000 5G chip, is aimed at establishing itself as a key supplier for parts for the upcoming connected car industry. On Monday, in a development that further underscores China’s ambition to position Huawei Technologies as a vehicle to further its global ambitions, the embattled tech giant stated, it has…