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Do smartphones need more processors?

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.

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Will we ever need multi-core CPUs?

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?

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Ryzen Pro and Threadripper 2nd Generation coming in the second half of 2018.

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.

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Loihi, a neuromorphic chip made to think like you.

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.

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Prostate cancer detection on a chip.

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.