Machine Learning Shifts More Work to FPGAs, SoCs


A wave of machine-learning-optimized chips is expected to begin shipping in the next few months, but it will take time before data centers decide whether these new accelerators are worth adopting and whether they actually live up to claims of big gains in performance. There are numerous reports that silicon custom-designed for machine learning will deliver 100X the performance of current opt... » read more

Applications And Low Power


By Pallab Chatterjee As new process technologies are being developed to make devices smaller, they are also driving the operating power lower for the devices and systems. The goal is to reduce the power requirements for the system and hence increase the functional life on a single battery charge. This concept has worked in the semiconductor industry from 10-micron processes down to the 6... » read more