Synopsys Delivers a Brief History of AI chips and Specialty AI IP

Synopsys Delivers a Brief History of AI chips and Specialty AI IP
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-16-2021 at 10:00 am

Cloud AI Accelerator SoC

Let’s face it, AI is everywhere. From the cloud to the edge to your pocket, there is more and more embedded intelligence fueling efficiency and features. It’s sometimes hard to discern where human interaction ends, and machine interaction begins. The technology that underlies all this is quite complex and daunting to understand.… Read More


SiFive Expands RISC-V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference

SiFive Expands RISC-V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-11-2020 at 10:00 am

SiFive Expands RISC V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference

 

As the Linley Fall Processor Conference winds down, there are certain presenting companies that left a lasting impression.  SiFive is one of those companies. On October 21, SiFive introduced the newest member of the SiFive Intelligence family of processor coresSiFive Intelligence family of processor cores, based on… Read More


I Have Seen the Future – Cornami’s TruStream Computational Fabric Changes Computing

I Have Seen the Future – Cornami’s TruStream Computational Fabric Changes Computing
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-03-2020 at 10:00 am

Cornami The Next Mega Trend in Computing

Here is another installment regarding presentations at the Linley Fall Processor Conference. Every now and again, you see a presentation at an event like this that shakes you up.  Sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so much. I attended the Cornami presentation on its new TruStream computational fabric and I was definitely shaken… Read More


Designing Smarter, not Smaller AI Chips with GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Designing Smarter, not Smaller AI Chips with GLOBALFOUNDRIES
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-02-2020 at 6:00 am

Designing Smarter not Smaller AI Chips with GLOBLFOUNDRIES

On October 20 at the Linley Fall Processor Conference, GLOBALFOUNDRIES made a compelling case for designing smarter, not smaller AI chips. The virtual conference was filled with presentations on the latest architectures and chips for all types of AI/ML applications. It was therefore a refreshing change of pace to hear the fab… Read More


Synopsys Teams with IBM to Increase AI Compute Performance 1,000X by 2029

Synopsys Teams with IBM to Increase AI Compute Performance 1,000X by 2029
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-21-2020 at 7:30 am

Synopsys Teams with IBM to Increase AI Compute Performance 1000X by 2029

Anyone who frequents SemiWiki will likely know Moore’s Law. The prediction made by Gordon Moore over 50 years ago regarding the relentless increase in transistor density and reduction in cost has tracked well for a very, very long time. In recent years, there has been spirited discussion about the end of Moore’s Law. This is a discussion… Read More


Cerebras and Analog Bits at TSMC OIP – Collaboration on the Largest and Most Powerful AI Chip in the World

Cerebras and Analog Bits at TSMC OIP – Collaboration on the Largest and Most Powerful AI Chip in the World
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-03-2020 at 6:00 am

Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine

This is another installment covering TSMC’s very popular Open Innovation Platform event (OIP), held on August 25. This event presents a diverse and high-impact series of presentations describing how TSMC’s vast ecosystem collaborates with each other and with TSMC. The topic at hand was full of superlatives, which isn’t surprising… Read More


High-Level Synthesis at the Edge

High-Level Synthesis at the Edge
by Bernard Murphy on 02-19-2020 at 6:00 am

AI Traditional Hardware Solutions

Custom AI acceleration continues to gather steam. In the cloud, Alibaba has launched its own custom accelerator, following Amazon and Google. Facebook is in the game too and Microsoft has a significant stake in Graphcore. Intel/Mobileye have a strong lock on edge AI in cars and wireless infrastructure builders are adding AI capabilities… Read More