Synopsys Demonstrates Industry’s First PCI Express 5.0 IP Interoperability with Intel’s Future Xeon Scalable Processor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Highlights:

  • Interoperability establishes end-to-end 32GT/s PCIe 5.0 link between DesignWare IP for PCI Express 5.0 Complete Solution and future Intel Xeon Scalable processors
  • The DesignWare IP for PCI Express 5.0 delivers industry’s lowest latency and highest throughput with optimized power consumption for short and long channels
  • Future Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver enhanced performance, throughput, and CPU frequencies for AI-infused, analytics, storage & networking workloads

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced its collaboration with Intel to achieve successful system-level interoperability between the Synopsys DesignWare Controller and PHY IP for PCI Express 5.0 and future Intel Xeon Scalable processors (codename Sapphire Rapids). The full-system interoperability, a key milestone in Synopsys and Intel’s ongoing collaboration, enables the ecosystem to confidently use the companies’ proven technologies to accelerate development of their PCIe 5.0-based products in high-performance computing and AI applications. The DesignWare IP for

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Intel’s New Desktop CPU is Coming in 2021 to Take on AMD

In a blog post highlighting how advances in its processors have helped gamers, Intel announced that its next-generation desktop processor will be coming in early 2021. The 11th-gen processor is also known by its Rocket Lake code name, and will include some of the key features that Intel introduced in its 11th-gen laptop Tiger Lake processors, such as support for the faster PCIe 4.0 specification, and Wi-Fi 6 for wireless connectivity.

“I’m also happy to confirm that the next generation 11th-gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake”) is coming in the first quarter of 2021 and will provide support for PCIe 4.0,” Intel vice president and general manager of the VR, gaming, and e-sports group John Bonini wrote in a blog post on Medium, noting that “gaming is in Intel’s DNA.”

The company’s announcement that Rocket Lake will make its way to gaming desktops comes in the middle of

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HP’s New Fall Laptop Lineup Embraces Intel’s New 11th Gen Processors And Evo Program

As we approach the holiday buying season, many of the world’s leading PC vendors are announcing their latest PCs based on Intel’s newest 11th Gen Core processors. I covered Intel’s latest 11th Gen Tigerlake processors and Evo platform and the benefits they bring to the market, including the new Evo experience program. With HP’s latest premium line of notebooks, the company is leveraging the latest in Intel technology with HP’s latest engineering innovations. These new Envy and Spectre notebooks reflect HP’s continued design language while also adding new capabilities thanks to Intel’s 11th Gen Tigerlake processors.

Spectre x360 14 – Productivity Pro

First and most prominently is the new Spectre x360 14, which is a 14” (13.5”) convertible notebook with a 360 hinge. This latest 14” version of the Spectre x360 features a unique 3:2 aspect ratio, which HP has not offered in the

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At This Valuation, Intel’s IoT Segment Could Provide The Only Growth They Need (NASDAQ:INTC)

After my last article on 7nm’s inability to kill off “dinosaur” tech over the last 8 quarters, I wanted to extrapolate on some of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSM) revenue data in order to get a bigger picture view. This will be most pertinent for an investor looking to analyze the potential revenue trends for the chipmakers that are TSMC’s direct customers and/or their customers’ competitors, such as Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Nvidia (NVDA), Broadcom (AVGO), Qualcomm (QCOM), Micron (MU) and others.

It will especially help in analyzing the potential in Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG), and also provide some supplemental context on how much the 7nm delay is likely to influence Intel’s long-term profitability and revenue prospects in the segments which most rely on cutting edge technology nodes for semiconductors (like high performance computing) moving forward.

My last article showed the movements in TSMC’s revenue

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Dell’s new XPS 13 laptops get Intel’s latest Tiger Lake processors

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Dell’s thin and light XPS 13 laptops are getting an upgrade from Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors, known as Tiger Lake. On Monday, Dell unveiled the new XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-1 and XPS 13 Developer Edition. All three models will come with Intel’s Tiger Lake chips, which should deliver faster speeds for everything from word processing to streaming online games. 

In addition to Tiger Lake chips, Dell also worked in some other improvements. The XPS 13 gets an edge-to-edge keyboard with larger keycaps and a larger touchpad, Dell said, while both the XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 feature 13.4-inch “InfinityEdge” displays that allow for a 16:10 aspect ratio. Dell also touted the battery life on all three models, saying the XPS 13 and XPS 13 Developer Edition are targeting over 18 hours hours. 

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