Tuesday, July 27

chips

chips, Computación, Features, Intel, procesadores

Intel: the chip giant’s midlife crisis | Digital Trends Spanish

Moore Noyce and not Intel could have been the name of the processor giant. In this way, he would have honored the last names of Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce, the chemist and engineer who co-founded the company on July 18, 1968. However, it was almost scrapped right out of the box. The reason? In English, Moore Noyce is homophone for “more noise” (more noise), which seemed to be counterproductive for an electronics company, where noise is associated with interference. For the same reason, they opted for something simpler: NM Electronics. Only the following year did they use Intel, an abbreviation for Integrated Electronics. Those were the first problems that the firm had to solve. More than half a century later, the challenges are other and of a greater magnitude. The company fac...
chips, Computación, nanómetros, procesadores, silicios

Processors and nanometers: what will happen when the limit is reached? | Digital Trends Spanish

In the early 1970s, the first chips measured 10 microns and were only capable of holding 2,300 transistors. Over time they have increased their capacity, reduced their size and improved their efficiency. The latest breakthrough came from IBM, which in May 2021 announced the first functional 2-nanometer (nm) chip. But the nm processors They seem to be reaching their physical limit, so the question is how far is it possible to advance? You will be interested in: IBM's 2 nm chip is still in the experimental phase, it measures 150 square millimeters - something like the size of a fingernail - and has 50 million transistors, that is, a density of 333 million transistors per square millimeter. It will be able to improve the performance of modern 7nm chips by 45 percent and reduce power co...
chips, Computación, nanómetros, procesadores, silicios

Processors and nanometers: what will happen when the limit is reached? | Digital Trends Spanish

In the early 1970s, the first chips measured 10 microns and were only capable of holding 2,300 transistors. Over time they have increased their capacity, reduced their size and improved their efficiency. The latest breakthrough came from IBM, which in May 2021 announced the first functional 2-nanometer (nm) chip. But the nm processors They seem to be reaching their physical limit, so the question is how far is it possible to advance? You will be interested in: IBM's 2 nm chip is still in the experimental phase, it measures 150 square millimeters - something like the size of a fingernail - and has 50 million transistors, that is, a density of 333 million transistors per square millimeter. It will be able to improve the performance of modern 7nm chips by 45 percent and reduce power co...
chips, Computación, CPU, Intel, Noticias

Russians succeed in decrypting the secret key of Intel CPUs | Digital Trends Spanish

A team of Russian researchers managed to crack the secret key that Intel occupies in its processors, a feat that could have far-reaching consequences for the way chips are used and, possibly, the way they are protected, he reported. Ars Technica. Researchers Maxim Gorachy, Dmitry Skkylarov, and Mark Ermolov from Positive Technologies came up with encryption that enables the decryption of microcode updates provided by Intel to fix security vulnerabilities and other types of bugs. Intel This in itself carries a risk. Having a decrypted copy of an update can allow hackers to reverse engineer and precisely learn how to exploit the hole. The key can also allow third parties, i.e. a malicious hacker or hobbyist, to update the chips with their own microcode, although that custom version ...
ARM, chips, Computación, CPU, Negocios, Noticias, Nvidia, SofBank

SoftBank sells British chipmaker Arm to Nvidia | Digital Trends Spanish

Some $ 40 billion (40,000 million) dollars paid the American Nvidia for the British chip manufacturer Arm, which since 2016 was a subsidiary of SoftBank. The Cambridge-based company "will continue to operate its open license model, while maintaining its global neutrality with the client," said the new owner. In accordance with The VergeArm's products power devices from companies such as Apple, Samsung, and Qualcomm. Among other equipment, the Microsoft Surface opted for Arm and there is also a specific version of Windows. Apple also plans to equip its future Macs with chips from the European firm. "Nvidia is the leading manufacturer of GPUs, which Arm also designs, but apart from its Tegra line of chips for devices like the Nintendo Switch, it is not long in terms of C...
Apple, chips, Intel, Intel Tiger Lake, Negocios, Noticias, procesadores, Tendencias, Videojuegos

Intel promises faster speeds with Tiger Lake chips | Digital Trends Spanish

Raja Koduri, general manager of architecture, graphics and software at Intel took advantage of the Architecture Day 2020 press event, to officially launch the line of Tiger Lake chips that promise higher speeds, better graphics and a longer battery life, reported Cnet. After giving small signals at CES 2020, Intel has finally launched its next generation of SoC processors for mobile devices that will feature the new Willow Cove CPU cores and will be the first to debut its promising Xe graphics microarchitecture, with up to 96 units of execution. Even at the conference, Intel executives reconfirmed the Xe-LP microarchitecture which, with low power consumption, promises to "deliver efficient performance for mobile platforms." Tiger Lake chips, formally referred to as Inte...