From WikiChip

Unix Time1451606400 - 1483228799

In 2016:

  • January: CCIX Consortium is created
  • January 13: Fixstars announces the world's first 13 TB solid state drive (SSD), double the largest capacity to that date
  • January 19: Microchip Technology acquires Atmel for $3.6 Billion
  • February 5-9: IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)
  • March 22: Intel phased out their Tick-Tock model in favor of a Process-Architecture-Optimization model.
  • April 4: Brocade acquires Ruckus Wireless for $1.2 Billion
  • April 21: AMD proposes Secure Memory Encryption, a new full memory encryption extension for x86
  • April 28: Cypress Semiconductor acquires Broadcom's Wireless Internet of Things Business for $550 million
  • June 15: Cavium acquires QLogic for $1.36 billion
  • June 17: UC Davis presents the KiloCore, a 1,000-core processor, at the 2016 Symposia.
  • June 20:
  • July 26: Phytium Technology announces their FT-1500A family has reached tape-out
  • August 9: Intel buys Nervana Systems for $350-$410 million
  • August 17-21: Gamescom 2016
  • August 21: Day 1: Hot Chips 28 - Hot Chips: A Symposium on High Performance Chips
  • August 22:
  • August 23:
  • August 8: Stanford-led research suggests phase-change memory can be made to consume less power and performing as much as 1,000x faster
  • August 30: Intel release first Kaby Lake processors
  • August 30: Intel release first Goldmont processors
  • September 2: University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have created, for the first time, carbon nanotube transistors that outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors
  • September 6: Intel acquires Movidius, a computer vision startup
  • September 7: Apple introduces A10 processor for their iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models
  • September 9: Intel acquires Soft Machines, a semiconductor startup who designed the VISC Architecture
  • September 16: Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and Technical University of Munich achieve speeds of 1 Tb/s transmission rate over optical fiber
  • September 19: ON Semiconductor acquires Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 Billion
  • September 20: Sandisk announces the world's first 1 terabyte SD card at Photokina 2016
  • October 15: Qualcomm acquires CSR for $2.5 billion
  • October 17: Australian engineers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) created a new qubit which remains in a stable superposition for 10 times longer than previously achieved
  • October 27: Qualcomm acquires NXP for $47 billion
  • October 31: Researchers from Penn State announced a space-charge-controlled KTN beam deflector technique that can be used to increase the speed of 3D printing by up to 1000 times
  • November 1: Researchers at Rockefeller University developed a new method called "light sculpting", allowing them to view the neurons of a mouse brain firing in 3D in real-time
  • November 3:
    • Broadcom acquires Brocade for $5.9 billion
    • Canyon Bridge Capital Partners Inc. acquires Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3 billion
    • Adobe announced Project VoCo, "Photoshop for Voice" software that allows for accurate replication for any person's voice, allowing modification of the original speaker's recording
  • December 3-7: IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM)
  • November 14: Samsung acquires Harman International Industries for $8 billion
  • November 17: Nervana announces Lake Crest
  • November 21: MACOM acquires AppliedMicro for $770 million
  • December 7: Qualcomm announces the Centriq family of processors, their first direct attempt at entering the server market
  • December 7: The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has officially ratified Bluetooth 5.
  • December 13: AMD introduces the Ryzen family of performance processors based on Zen
  • December 21: TDK acquires InvenSense for $1.3 billion