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Intel Releases New AI Processors Deepening Training And Inference Capabilities

The News: Intel has unveiled two new processors as part of its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) lineup with an aim to accelerate training and inferences drawn from artificial intelligence (AI) models. Dubbed Spring Crest and Spring Hill, the company showcased the AI-focused chips for the first time on Tuesday at the Hot Chips Conference in Palo Alto, California, an annual tech symposium held every August. Intel’s ...
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NextEra Signs Massive Wind, Solar, Storage Deal in Oklahoma

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) recently announced it had entered into a power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, for the largest combined wind, solar and energy storage project in the U.S. The project is the first of its kind announced in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the electric grid region that includes Oklahoma and 13 ...
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Qualcomm and LG Reach Important Licensing Terms As 5G Grows

The News: Qualcomm Inc. QCOM 1.60 percent reached a new patent-licensing deal with LG Electronics Inc., securing its technology in a suite of wireless devices while federal regulators continue to scrutinize its business practices on antitrust grounds. The San Diego chip maker said Tuesday the five-year agreement will allow South Korea’s LG to develop and sell 3G, 4G and 5G single-mode and multimode smartphones ...
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IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act Calls for Deployment Standards

The News: A proposed federal bill seeks to develop security standards for all government-purchased internet-connected devices. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019, co-sponsored by Reps. Robin Kelly (D-Ill) and Will Hurd (R-Texas), would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to issue guidelines for the secure development, configuration, and management of IoT devices. It would also require ...
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Huawei Expects Trade Reprieve, But Stability Is What Is Needed Most

The News: The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said. The “temporary general license” will be extended for Huawei for 90 days, the sources said. Commerce initially allowed Huawei ...
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