'Google, Qualcomm, and Samsung "are among 80 tech companies joining
forces to develop a new open-source chip design for new technologies
like self-driving vehicles," writes Seeking Alpha, citing a
(pay-walled) report on The Information. "Western Digital and Nvidia
also plan to use the new chip design for some of their products,"
while Tesla "has joined the RISC-V Foundation and is considering using
the tech in its new chip efforts."
MIT Technology Review adds that while Arm had hoped to bring their
low-power/high performance processors to AI and self-driving cars,
"The company that masterminded the processor inside your smartphone
may find that a set of free-to-use alternative designs erode some of
its future success."'
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/03/31/0622248
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