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Qualcomm, Intel, Samsung Invest in US-based Chip-maker

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in San Francisco, SiFive is being seen as an emerging competitor to UK-based chip-maker ARM Holdings

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The logo for Qualcomm appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. VOA

After cutting ties with Huawei because of US government’s ban on the Chinese tech giant, Qualcomm, Intel andSamsung have invested money in a US-based chip-maker SiFive that producescomputer chips based on the RISC-Vinstruction set architecture.

According to The Information, the chip-design company has raised $65.4 million as part of its latest funding round, Android Authority reported on Saturday.

To create RISC-V-based chip designs, SiFive teams up with other tech companies and churns out new designs in one to three months, promising to deliver sample chips “within weeks”.

Usually, gadgets such as smart speakers, smart watches, and smartphones use processors based on Intel’s x86 and Arm’s instruction sets.

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Samsung’s retail presence in the US was marked only by pop-up stores and dedicated spaces in franchisees like Best Buy. Pixabay

SiFive chips based on Arm chips typically take roughly a year.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in San Francisco, SiFive is being seen as an emerging competitor to UK-based chip-maker ARM Holdings.

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After ARM Holdings cut trade ties with Huawei earlier in June, it is possible that in the future, Huawei could also have to turn to the RISC-V architectured chips to power its next bunch of handsets, the report added. (IANS)

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Coronavirus Derails Significant Tech Summit in Silicon Valley

After Facebook, coronavirus derails Intel event in US

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Coronavirus has derailed another significant tech summit in the Silicon Valley, this time from global chip-maker Intel which on Monday decided to postpone its "Intel Labs Day' conference that was scheduled from March 12-13 here. Pixabay

After Facebook, Coronavirus has derailed another significant tech summit in the Silicon Valley, this time from global chip-maker Intel which on Monday decided to postpone its “Intel Labs Day’ conference that was scheduled from March 12-13 here.

The company said in a statement that the briefing sessions would not be organised as scheduled “due to the COVID-19 impact on the ecosystem”. “We are revisiting launch plans,” said the company.

Facebook last week cancelled ‘Global Marketing Summit’ in San Francisco that was scheduled from March 9-12. Over 5,000 participants were expected to attend the event.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we cancelled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus,” said a company spokesperson. IBM said it cancelled its participation in the RSA cybersecurity conference here from February 24-28 due to concerns over China virus outbreak.

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The company said in a statement that the briefing sessions would not be organised as scheduled “due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on the ecosystem”. Pixabay

“The health of IBMers is our primary concern as we continue to monitor upcoming events and travel relative to COVID-19”, the company tweeted.

San Francisco International Airport is among 11 locations through which all flights from China to the US are being funneled for coronavirus screening.

Last week, United Airlines Flight 901 from San Francisco was placed under lockdown after landing at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday as the captain told passengers someone on board might have Novel Coronavirus. Other passengers were eventually allowed to disembark but the sick person was kept behind, reports The Daily Mail.

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China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 70,548 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,770 deaths, with 10,844 people discharged from hospital. In the 24 hours until midnight on Sunday, 2,048 new cases and 105 new deaths had been recorded over the previous day. (IANS)