IBM introduced its one-of-a-kind, 2-nanometer chip-making technology. This technology could be 45% faster than the existing 7-nanometer chips and 75% more power-efficient. The 2-nanometer chips, which IBM says is the first in the world, will be much smaller in size and faster than 5-nanometer chips, available in premium smartphones including Apple iPhone 12 models. The technology, however, will take years to hit the market.
India gave heads up to several telcos to conduct a trial on 5G networking but barred “Communist Party-controlled” tech companies like Huawei, ZTE. The decision was highly praised by US congressman Michael McCaul who said that the risk can be mitigated only when these Chinese govt controlled firms are excluded from our networks. McCaul is US House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican and China Task Force Chairman.
Intel will invest another $600 mn in Israel to expand R&D and spent $10 bn on a new chip facility. The announcement was made the CEO Pat Gelsinger who elaborated that $400 mn will be invested to turn Mobileye unit headquartered in Jerusalem into an R&D campus for the development of autonomous vehicle driving tech. Balance $200 mn will go into building an R&D center, called IDC12, in the port city of Haifa. Intel’s “mega chip design” facility will create 6,000 jobs.
Arm, which is being acquired by Nvidia for a $40 bn deal, while giving details about new chips said that its “N2” Neoverse computing cores will be 40% faster than the previous generation while its “V1” cores – designed for artificial intelligence tasks – will be 50% faster than traditional methods of doing the same tasks. The UK-based chipmaker said that Oracle and China-based Alibaba Group will use its new next-generation technology for the data centers.
LG and quantum algorithm developer Qu & Co have joined hands to conduct research to develop quantum computing tech for multiphysics simulations over the next three years. Multiphysics involve simultaneously occurring multiple physical phenomena and is used to analyze, verify such systems. LG said it expects quantum computing tech to be implemented in big data, IoT, robotics, and to improve competitiveness in future tech businesses.
Daimler AG unveiled the electric “sibling” of the flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan. The EQS is the first from the house of Mercedes-Benz cars built on a dedicated EV platform indigenously built by the carmaker. The EV model will be up on sale in Europe and the US starting from Aug. followed by China in Jan. Sales of EV and plug-in hybrid cars in the EU has increased 3X to 1mn vehicles in 2020, cornering10% of the overall market size.
Verizon Communications will launch 5G internet for enterprise customers in 21 US cities by end of this month. It is offering a 10-year price lock, unlimited data and plans ranging from 100 Mbps to 400 Mbps to new business clients in Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Francisco, etc. The wireless carrier has a deal with Microsoft and Nokia to help organisations in automation, lower operation costs and increase data traffic using private 5G networks.
Microsoft has started to submerge servers in liquid to improve performance and save energy. The fluorocarbon-based liquid works by removing heat, and the fluid reaches a lower boiling point to condense and fall back into the bath as a raining liquid. The method is used for cryptocurrency mining. “It potentially will eliminate the need for water consumption in data centres,” said Christian Belady, VP of Microsoft’s data centre advanced development group.