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VoltServer adds a data layer to electricity distribution in a move that could help smart grid rollout

Stephen Eaves, the chief executive of a new startup that promises to overlay data on electricity distribution, has spent years developing data management technologies. Eaves’ first company, the
Blaize emerges from stealth with $87 million for its custom-designed AI chips

Blaize emerges from stealth with $87 million for its custom-designed AI chips

Blaize, which is developing novel chipsets that accelerate AI workloads, emerged from stealth with over $87 million in funding.
Could Bosch's new EV tech actually add driving range?

Could Bosch's new EV tech actually add driving range?

While range anxiety is persistent, a new type of material built into electric vehicles could keep the cars on the road longer between charges. German car supplier Bosch announced something on Monday
IBM researchers detail measurement technique that could advance semiconductors

IBM researchers detail measurement technique that could advance semiconductors

Researchers detail a technique that could pave the way for semiconductor advances in a paper published in the journal Nature.
The tricky—and really expensive—business of building 5G

The tricky—and really expensive—business of building 5G

Mobile wireless operators are having to invest a lot in building 5G without much in the way of return.

‘Raise More Money Than You Think’: Eye on A.I.

John Hennessy, chairman of Google-parent company Alphabet, has words of wisdom for startups creating computer chips for turbocharging artificial intelligence: “Raise more money than you think.”

‘Raise More Money Than You Think’: Eye on A.I.

John Hennessy, chairman of Google-parent company Alphabet, has words of wisdom for startups creating computer chips for turbocharging artificial intelligence: “Raise more money than you think.”

Porsche invests in ‘low visibility’ sensor startup TriEye

Porsche’s venture arm has acquired a minority stake in TriEye, an Israeli startup that’s working on a sensor technology to help vehicle driver-assistance and self-driving systems see better in poor

Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries

For a long, long time, renewable energy proponents have considered advancements in battery technology to be the Holy Grail of the industry. Advancements in energy storage has been among the hardest to
How Are Process Nodes Defined?

How Are Process Nodes Defined?

We talk about process nodes a lot at ExtremeTech, but we don't always drill down into how nodes are defined or how they differ between manufacturers. Let's fix that. The post How Are Process Nodes

Tile finds another $45M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform

Tile — the company that makes popular small square-shaped tags and other technology to help people keep track of physical belongings like keys and bags — has made more recent moves to link up with

Toyota forms a joint venture to make its own self-driving car chips

Toyota is getting into the semiconductor business, partnering with auto supplier Denso to form a new company focused on chip manufacture.

EU opens formal antitrust probe of Broadcom and seeks interim order

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into US chipmaker Broadcom which it suspects of restricting competition via a number of exclusivity practices in markets where it holds a
CFIUS Cometh: What this obscure agency does and why it matters to your fund or startup

CFIUS Cometh: What this obscure agency does and why it matters to your fund or startup

On January 12, 2016, Grindr announced it had sold a 60% controlling stake in the company to Beijing Kunlun Tech, a Chinese gaming firm, valuing the company at $155 million...

Several chip companies, including Qualcomm and Intel, have reportedly stopped supplying Huawei after blacklist

Several key suppliers are reportedly cutting off Huawei after the Trump administration added the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant to a trade blacklist last week. According to Bloomberg,

Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future’s ashes, seeks $200 million

Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a clutch

Dutch chipmaker NXP makes China push by backing radar company Hawkeye

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors has come a long way since Qualcomm’s outsize $44 billion to acquire it fell through last year. In an announcement released on Tuesday, NXP said it’s agreed to back

Korean conglomerate SK leads $600M round for Chinese chipmaker Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics, a three-year-old Chinese startup backed by Intel Capital, just raised a mega-round of funding from domestic and overseas backers as it competes for global supremacy in developing AI
Facebook’s Chief A.I. Scientist Yann LeCun On the Future of Computer Chips, Lawnmowers, and Deep Learning

Facebook’s Chief A.I. Scientist Yann LeCun On the Future of Computer Chips, Lawnmowers, and Deep Learning

His latest paper explains why computer hardware needs to adapt with the rise of neural networks.
Facebook’s Chief A.I. Scientist Yann LeCun On the Future of Computer Chips, Lawnmowers, and Deep Learning

Facebook’s Chief A.I. Scientist Yann LeCun On the Future of Computer Chips, Lawnmowers, and Deep Learning

His latest paper explains why computer hardware needs to adapt with the rise of neural networks.