It happened again. Now Huawei has also a co-processor for graphics in their high end phones. They claim it will start from now helping with HDR content, battery life and general graphics performance. It is in a form of a chip you can see in the internals of the phones.
CPUs are getting more complex and lately even consumer chips have started gaining more cores. We have seen a good example of this with smartphone processors. Snapdragon chips have always has a lot of cores and apple only a few, but still apple outperformed the Snapdragon chips. And there are more complex reasons for that… Continue reading Will we ever need multi-core CPUs?
AMD has released some interesting CPUs and continues with the second generation of the Ryzen processors. Although it was a bit underwhelming seeing that the performance didn't change much. We are still expecting a second design of the Zen architecture but this will probably come later in 2019.
No, its not another Westworld theory. A chip named Loihi, designed in Intel’s labs was recently presented in a study outlining its features and the potential of its architecture. It doesn't work exactly like an artificial neural network (ANN) but more like a spiking neural network (SNN). SNN is defined by the researchers as: “a… Continue reading Loihi, a neuromorphic chip made to think like you.
A microfluidic chip was developed and tested in a recent study to detect circulating tumour cells (CTCs). Those are elevated in a patient with prostate cancer and thus if detected in the blood can signal trouble. As with all cancers, early diagnosis can determine a patient's chance of survival. So it is very important that… Continue reading Prostate cancer detection on a chip.