A recently released study from the Wilson Research Group reports that nearly a quarter of ASIC and FPGA chip designs during 2020 tapped open-source RISC-V technology, flagging it as one of the top trends in compute.
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The Apple Mac with the company’s M1 chip has now been in the hands of developers for several months, and software is increasingly being ported to the new hardware. So how’s that going?
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Created just a decade ago, “Rust” is a modern programming language aimed at performance and safety — especially for applications requiring safe concurrency.
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During its third fiscal quarter of 2020, Arm and its silicon partners shipped a record 6.7 billion Arm-based chips, resulting in a total of more than 180 billion Arm chips having now shipped.
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Global semiconductor sales rose 6.5 percent while the U.S. share dropped precipitously last year, according to a report recently released by the Semiconductor Industry Association.
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A recent survey reports that the vast majority of software development teams expect to use microservices and containers in 2021, to advance the speed, efficiency, and flexibility of their software development tools and applications.
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The hacker-friendly Raspberry Pi foundation has cooked up its own, homegrown silicon: the RP2040 SoC. What’s more, the company is selling a tiny, $4 “Raspberry Pi Pico” module based on the new chip, aimed at DIYers and gizmo developers.
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Zoom, Microsoft, Google, Linux, and popular Open Source apps such as VLC have recently debuted native support for Apple Silicon (aka M1).
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The worldwide semiconductor market grew by 7.3 percent to $450 billion in 2020, following a 12 percent decline in 2019, says Gartner.
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On the heels of a slew of exciting CES 2021 IC news, TSMC, the world’s top contract IC maker, says it plans to grow its capital investments nearly 50 percent in 2021 to a whopping $28 billion, due to exploding demand for “advanced chips.”
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