Google to Invest In Apps and Devices that Support Assistant
Google today said it plans to take a more active role in supporting companies that adopt Google Assistant. It plans to use its Google Ventures arm to invest in startups that are targeting Assistant. In addition to investment capital, Google will offer advice from Google engineers and product managers, offer access to Google partnership programs, and help bring startups to market as quickly as possible. Startups that receive assistance will be given access to the Google Cloud Platform for computing services, as well as promotional support through Google marketing channels. Google named an initial set of companies it is investing in, including Pulse Labs, GoMoment, and BotSociety. Google Assistant is Google’s voice-activated artificial intelligence. It is accessible from smartphones, Google Home products, and a growing number of third-party devices.
May 31, 2018
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
Mar 21, 2017
ARM today announced DynamIQ, a new way to manage multi-core systems that gives them the ability to scale exactly to the tasks or needs at hand. DynamIQ expands on ARM's big.LITTLE technology, which allows for paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements.
Feb 13, 2018
Arm today announced Project Trillium, a suite of products meant to bring machine learning to mobile devices. While Project Trillium will first target smartphones, Arm says it will eventually scale to both less and more powerful devices as needed.
Dec 13, 2017
Apple today said it plans to invest $390 million in Finisar, the Texas-based supplier of its VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) wafers. Apple uses the VCSEL technology in the iPhone X to power Face ID, Animoji, and portrait photography in the TrueDepth camera.