Intel Aquires AI Chip designer Habana Labs

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Intel Corporation today announced that it has acquired Habana Labs, an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for the data center for approximately $2 billion....

    Intel Aquires AI Chip designer Habana Labs
     
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    moo100times Master Guru

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    Lol small typo as to when intel expects it to be worth 25 billion USD, unless they are playing mega long game?
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    all part of the horse and pony show they dont want people to know how much there sweating :rolleyes:

    Next pc I make will be AMD I been Intel only system seen I started making my own person pc's, Intel has to then to make me think other wise and stick with Intel
     
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    ladcrooks Master Guru

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    Why not stick to what you know and strengthen it ?

    The money they are pouring elsewhere could go into what looks like a failing GPU card. What do I know? Hope they bounce back because In tel is better than Out tel for better competitive prices :D

    ' deep learning accelerators ' apply to the staff please :p
     

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    nevcairiel Master Guru

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    AI is a very different field, and AMD CPUs don't even play in it.
    Its Intel vs. AI-optimized GPUs vs. dedicated AI chips.
     
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    my comment had nothing to do with AMD or AI vs AI, it was more along the lines of Intel Pretend they have nothing to worry about from anyone or anything
     
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    slyphnier Master Guru

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    isnt that people been saying intel need to re-inventing new things ?
    yet now people saying opposite, to just stick on "old-tradition" ?

    while other company (nvidia, ibm, samsung, toshiba, huawei etc) been actively developing it

    desktop cpu probably their main product, yet desktop sales pretty much stagnant for last few years anyway
    but different story for those smartphone chipset, iot devices

    this : https://www.statista.com/statistics/263393/global-pc-shipments-since-1st-quarter-2009-by-vendor/
    VS. https://www.statista.com/statistics/471264/iot-number-of-connected-devices-worldwide/
    which make more money ?
     
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    D3M1G0D Ancient Guru

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    It's because of Intel's history - they haven't had much luck expanding out from their core business, and people see this as yet another futile attempt. There's also the recent competition from AMD; it might be better if Intel focused on the immediate threat to their core business instead of spreading themselves thin.

    I think this is the Swan influence. He said that they now want to focus on gaining 30% in the overall silicon space (instead of trying to maintain their 90% CPU market) and so this acquisition is in line with that vision. We'll have to wait and see if this new strategy bears out.
     

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