HP Preps Business Laptops and Desktops With AMD Ryzen Chips

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HP is using the latest AMD processors to power its new light-weight business laptop and slim desktop PC. 

With a starting weight under 2.2 pounds, the HP ProBook 635 Aero G7 is the world’s lightest AMD-based business notebook, HP says. For the work-from-home crowd, the HP EliteDesk 805 G6 comes in a small case, making it easy to fit on or under any desk.

ProBook 635 Aero G7

ProBook 635 Aero G7(Credit: HP)

The ProBook 635 Aero G7, a 13.3-inch laptop, will arrive in November. It will be built with AMD’s mobile processor lines, the Ryzen 4000 and 4000 Pro series, which use TSMC’s 7-nanometer process. And according to PCMag’s past reviews, the chips can offer some potent performance, making them competitive with Intel’s silicon.

HP packed the hardware into a sleek aluminum magnesium casing, which in some configurations can weigh under a kilogram. “This ultra light notebook will become the

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Monitoring Chips After Manufacturing

New regulations and variability of advanced process nodes are forcing chip designers to insert additional capabilities in silicon to help with comprehension, debug, analytics, safety, security, and design optimization.

The impact of this will be far-reaching as the industry discusses what capabilities can be shared between these divergent tasks, the amount of silicon area to dedicate to it, and the value they may be able to extract from it. New business models may emerge to deal with data ownership.

Is this the next frontier for silicon? “Yes,” says Steve Pateras, senior director for test marketing at Synopsys. “We spent many years trying to optimize designs, tape them out, and then forget about them. We have come to the realization this is no longer possible. You need a methodology, a platform, and an approach that provides a way of monitoring and managing electronics throughout their operational life.”

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Software needs a rethink for future chips, Intel says

Chip giant says Moore’s Law is alive and well but you are going to have to change the way software runs to take advantage of it.

In his keynote at the HotChips conference held online this week, Raja Koduri, Intel’s chief architect and head of the graphics division, showed off the company’s snappy slogan for the future of computer architecture: “No transistor left behind.” But software is going to have to do more to make that happen.

Apparently, the slogan popped up at the chipmaking giant two years ago during a meeting of the company’s architects as they tried to work out how to get past the apparent roadblocks in Moore’s Law and computer design now that neither is going as easily as they used to. Despite its problems with getting its process technology advances out on schedule, Intel is keen to stress that Moore’s Law is not dead and

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Nvidia Unveils New Graphics Chips to Fend Off AMD, Consoles

(Bloomberg) — Nvidia Corp. said its new graphics chips will double the performance of their predecessors, offering gamers more realistic images at the speed they demand.


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The new Ampere range is the second by Nvidia that uses ray-tracing technology to simulate how light interacts with virtual objects in video games and other computer graphics.

The new top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3090 will go on sale for $1,499 and head a list of graphics cards that start at $499, Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang said in a video briefing from his kitchen at home in Silicon Valley. Wearing his signature leather jacket, the executive unveiled the product by taking it out of an oven.

Ray tracing has taken a while to catch on in the video game industry, but Nvidia said hundreds of games use the approach, or will take advantage of it soon. While the technology makes images more

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Intel Rolls Out Tiger Lake Laptop Chips As Street Says Hold

Intel has launched “Tiger Lake,” the 11th generation version of its core processor for thin-and-light laptops, which the chipmaker claims is 20% faster in its performance and has a better battery life than its predecessor.

Intel (INTC) said that the new 11th generation chips which integrate Intel Iris Xe graphics have “unmatched capabilities” for real-world productivity, collaboration, creation, gaming and entertainment across Windows and ChromeOS-based laptops. The chips promise to deliver up to 2.7x faster content creation, more than 20% faster office productivity and more than 2x faster gaming plus streaming in real-world workflows over competitive products, the company said.

The 11th generation of Intel core processors seek to optimize power efficiency while running at significantly higher frequencies versus prior generations. Intel said it expects more than 150 designs using the new chips from partners including Acer, Asus, Dell, Dynabook, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Razer, Samsung and others.

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Qualcomm Tips Low-Cost 5G Chips, More Powerful Laptop Processor

We’re going to see cheaper 5G phones soon, and more Windows-on-Snapdragon laptops with better app compatibility, Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon said at a virtual keynote for the IFA trade show in Berlin today.

IFA, Europe’s major electronics trade show, was broken up this year into several small group events, but as Americans have been banned from going to Germany, much of the show is happening online in general.

Amon started by announcing that 5G is coming to Qualcomm’s 4-series processors—lower-end chips that should go into $150-$250 phones.

Cristiano AmonAmon announces the 5G 4-series.

“The Snapdragon 4-series 5G Mobile Platform is designed to exceed expectations for the mass-market segment by bringing an assortment of predominately high- and mid-tier features to a broader audience. It will deliver on the promise of making 5G accessible to all smartphone users,” he said in a press release.

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in animal brains

By Reuters Time of article publishedAug 31, 2020

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By Tina Bellon

Washington – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its brain for two months, showing off an early step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.

Co-founded by Tesla Inc and SpaceX CEO Musk in 2016, San Francisco Bay Area-based Neuralink aims to implant wireless brain-computer interfaces that include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence.

“An implantable device can actually solve these problems,” Musk said on a webcast Friday, mentioning ailments such as memory loss, hearing loss, depression and insomnia.

Musk did not provide a timeline for those treatments,

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