Can you even believe an in-person CES happened?
Nvidia, the company that makes the most sought-after GPUs, reported an 84% increase in sales last quarter. The company reported record revenue for the first quarter ended May 2, 2021, of $5.66 billion, up 84 percent from a year earlier and up 13 percent from the previous quarter, with record revenue from the company’s Gaming, Data Center and Professional Visualization … Read more
Unreal is staking out more ground in the Metaverse as they see it during their Unreal Build Automotive Event, which, of course, this year was virtual. Unreal has been pitching the automotive industry with Build conferences in Munich and Detroit. The Munich events have been held in 2018, 2019, and in 2021, this virtual event brings in the world to … Read more
Trimble and LeddarTech have announced an alliance around LeddarTech’s VayaVision and Trimble’s machine control technology. The companies say they’ll be able to develop an innovative hardware and software portfolio to improve autonomous machine performance and support safety-critical applications. The two companies will focus on multi-sensor systems including LiDAR, cameras, and GNSS, and bring their expertise to bear on improving data … Read more
The big new display coming for new Mercedes Benz models is the outward expression of the carmaker’s long alliance with Nvidia. We’ve been telling you that alliances take a long time to bear fruit in the automotive industry. The big responsive display is powered by the Nvidia DRIVE platform. It is taking advantage of eight CPU cores, 24-gigabyte RAM, and 46.4 GB per second RAM memory bandwidth are some of the MBUX technical specifications. Let’s not go out tonight honey, let’s stay in and watch in the car.
Dell just announced a slick 40-inch 5K display (see story this issue), and Acer has a new 27-in 4k 275 Hz display. Those are nice, but… if you want a big, really BIG, display then you’re going to have to buy a car. Not just any car, but an expensive car—a Mercedes-Benz, Baby. The curved screen unit stretches almost the … Read more
Nvidia reported record revenue for the third quarter ended 31 Oct 2020, of $4.7 billion, up 57 percent from $3 billion a year earlier, and up 22 percent from $3.9 billion in the previous quarter. The company’s Graphics business revenue was $2.8 billion, up 34% from last quarter and up 25% from last year. “Nvidia is firing on all cylinders, … Read more
Nvidia and its founder, CEO Jensen Huang, deserve credit for building and delivering an astounding blivit. A blivit for those new to this channel is 5 pounds of stuff in a 10-pound bag. In the case of Nvidia’s keynote address this week, it was 100 pounds of stuff in a one-pound bag—simply amazing. The good news is, it is recorded … Read more
VSI Labs Capability Demonstrator (Source: VSI) Siemens has signed an important deal for its PAVE360 development platform for automotive design. PAVE360 is a system of systems, in the same way, that a car is a system of systems and through Siemens’ Mentor Group, Siemens has simulation tools for the validation and testing of processors, electronics, sensors, and systems. It … Read more
Imagination is probably best known for its 10+ year relationship with Apple, having powered the original Apple iPhone and iPad and on but what may not be as well known is the company’s long-term work in the automotive sector where it is estimated it has more than half of the automotive GPU IP market. Several of the developments Imagination has … Read more
Based on Arm’s conversations with automakers and tier-one automotive suppliers, Arm says it’s clear there are increasing demands from consumers for a smartphone-like experience in their vehicles. In fact, says the company, despite the current economic climate, there is strong demand for innovation to power the increasing displays inside the vehicle, from mirror replacement to head-up displays, remains unchanged. These … Read more
Nvidia reported revenue from most platforms—Gaming, Datacenter, Professional Visualization, and Automotive saw a decline. The company’s GPU business revenue was $1.98 billion, down 19.5% from a year earlier and down 28.6% sequentially. Revenue was down 24% year over year and down 31% sequentially, driven primarily by a decline in Gaming. Full-year revenue was up 21%, reflecting growth in each of … Read more