- News tagged "ibm"
Friday, 30 Sep 2016
Microsoft creates a new 5,000-strong AI division; forms 'Partnership on AI' with Google, Facebook, Amazon, and IBM
In an attempt to democratize artificial intelligence, Microsoft is doing a major company re-org. Furthermore, to address issues surrounding AI, it's forming a partnership with several Silicon Valley heavyweights.
Friday, 6 May 2016
IBM has unveiled the world's first publicly accessible quantum computer. But don't get too excited – it's only five qubits. Still, IBM believes quantum computing is the future, and it wants to give students and researchers a first taste of it.
Monday, 28 Mar 2016
Researchers at IBM have released a paper which features a concept they invented for a new type of chip called a Resistive Processing Unit (RPU). A single RPU could potentially achieve AlphaGo's level of intelligence, while a thousand could enable breakthroughs in AI capabilities.
Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016
The Japanese telco is none other than SoftBank, and the company will staff an entire mobile phone shop with their flagship customer service automaton, Pepper, this coming March.
Monday, 16 Nov 2015
Mr. Gene Amdahl, who was credited for his pioneering efforts in building up IBM mainframe offerings, has passed away at age 92 last week. Find out more about his contributions to modern computing after the jump.
Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015
Known as TrueNorth, the latest IBM-made chip uses a mere 0.07 watts of electricity to perform 46 billion synaptic operations per second, per watt, and created a system with the processing power of a rodent's brain.
Friday, 10 Jul 2015
IBM and its partners have announced the world’s first 7nm processors. More about this breakthrough after the jump.
Thursday, 2 Jul 2015
Globalfoundries has completed the acquisition of IBM’s microelectronic business. This marks the finalization of the deal that was announced in October last year.
Monday, 20 Oct 2014
IBM has been looking to eject its loss-making semiconductor business and it finally convinced Globalfoundries to take up the business. In addition to paying Globalfoundries to take over its chip making business, IBM will continue to invest in semiconductor and materials research technologies among others.
Friday, 8 Aug 2014
According to Bloomberg, Globalfoundries has turned down a US$1 billion payout from IBM to take over the latter’s bleeding chip manufacturing business. Read further to uncover why this seemingly good deal fell through.