‘Project Tango’ chip maker Movidius touts faster second-gen visual processor

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By Mark Hachman, PC World | August 12th, 2014 If you thought Project Tango’s image-processing chops were pretty cool, the successor chip, called Myriad 2, is 5 to 25 times faster. Movidius, the company that developed the image processing chip behind Google’s Project Tango, claimed that its second-generation chip will begin sampling to customers next…

Just wave your smartwatch to board this train

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By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 18th, 2014 Sony’s FeliCa smartcard chip is getting ready for wearables. If you’re holding out for that multi-functional smartwatch of your dreams, Sony is working to add contactless payments to wearables with a new chip. The electronics giant’s FeliCa Networks subsidiary is modifying its FeliCa contactless card…

IBM eyes new chips for a new digital age

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 11th, 2014 Cognitive, quantum and even wearable computers will need non-silicon processors. It’s no secret that computing is changing. This is no longer a world of mainframes and desktop computers.Laptops, tablets and smartphones are ubiquitous. And soon they’ll have company from wearables, smart homes, smart cars, cognitive computers and…

IBM to Invest $3 Billion in Chips for Cloud, Big Data Systems

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By Thor Olavsrud, CIO | July 9th, 2014 IBM tomorrow will announce a $3 billion research and development investment to create a new generation of semiconductors geared for cloud, big data and cognitive systems. Over the next five years, Big Blue says it will use the money to fund two broad research and early-stage development…

Broadcom chip to accelerate FCoE

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Jul 11, 2011 04:59 pm | IDG News Service The company claims its first adapter chip with FCoE goes 80 percent faster than competitors’ by Stephen Lawson Broadcom’s first processor for FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) is now coming on the market in network adapters qualified by EMC, backed by claims it is 80 percent…