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2017

In 2017:

  • January 3: Intel introduces their mainstream processors based on Kaby Lake, including i3, i5, and i7 models.
  • January 4-8: CES 2017
  • January 4: NXP launched the i.MX 8M family of processors capable of full 4K UltraHD for Audio, Voice and Video Interactions
  • February 2: Amkor Technology acquires NANIUM for undisclosed sum.
  • February 5-9: IEEE international Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2017
  • February 8: Intel announced a $7B investment in Fab 42 which will be used to manufacture chips on a 7 nm process
  • February 22: AMD announces the Ryzen 7 processor family for high-end performance x86 based on Zen
  • February 28: Xiaomi launches the Surge family of in-house developed ARM processors
  • March 2: AMD launches the Ryzen 7 family
  • March 1-3: GDC 2017 Expro
  • March 13: Intel acquires Mobileye for $15.3 billion.
  • March 13: TSMC Technology Symposium
  • March 28: Intel Technology and Manufacturing Day
  • March 28: Intel introduces their 10 nm process featuring the highest density transistor at the time
  • March 28: Intel announces a new 22 nm process "22FFL" for IOT and Mobile
  • April 4: Fujitsu introduces the SPARC64 XII and announces commitment to future SPARC development
  • April 6: Beijing Shanhai Capital completed the acquisition of Analogix Semiconductor for $500M
  • April 19-21: COOLChips XX
  • May 4: Intel introduces the Xeon Bronze Xeon Silver, Xeon Gold, Xeon Platinum server families
  • May 15-18: Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) 2017
  • May 16: AMD introduces the EPYC server family
  • May 29: ARM introduces the Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A75 cores, first ARMv8.2 implementations
  • May 30-3: Computex Taipei 2017
    • May 30: Intel introduces Skylake X
    • May 30: Intel introduces the Core i9 family of extreme-performance desktop processors
  • June 5-9: VLSI Symposium
  • June 20: SPEC released the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark suite.
  • August 22-26: Gamescom 2017
  • July 11: Intel introduces Skylake SP along with the Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) with supersedes QPI
  • July 17: IBM introduces the z14 microprocessor
  • August 10: AMD introduces Threadripper, a family of enthusiasts-class x86 microprocessors
  • August 20: Day 1: Hot Chips 29 - Hot Chips: A Symposium on High Performance Chips
  • August 21:
    • Day 2: HotChips 29
      • Microsoft introduces Xbox One X Scorpio Engine
      • AMD introduces their Vega GPU microarchitecture
      • NVIDIA showcases Volta GPU microarchitecture
      • SiFive introduces the industry first RISC-V chip
      • Renesas showcases R-Car Gen3
      • Intel introduces the Knights Mill microarchitecture for Xeon Phi
      • ThinCI introduces their Graph Streaming Processor (GSP)
  • August 21: Intel introduces Kaby Lake Refresh, doubling the core count of many mainstream mobile processors.
  • August 22:
    • Day 3: HotChips 29
      • Intel showcases the Stratix 10 FPGA
      • ARM showcases the DynamIQ architecture
      • IBM showcases the z14 microarchitecture
      • AMD showcases EPYC server processors
      • Intel showcases Xeon Scalable Family (Skylake-SP) server processors
      • Qualcomm introduces the Centriq server processor family and the Falkor microarchitecture
  • August 29: Intel introduces the Xeon W family, a family of business-class workstation processors
  • September 18: Oracle introduces the SPARC M8 microprocessor.
  • September 21: Imagination Technologies introduces the PowerVR 9XE and 9XM GPUs and 2NX NNA (a Neural Network Accelerator)
  • September 22: Imagination is acquired by China-backed Canyon Bridge for £550m in an all-cash transaction
  • September 22: Imagination's US-based MIPS unit is sold to Tallwood Venture Capital for $65M
  • September 24: Intel introduces Coffee Lake, including their first mainstream hexa-core processors
  • September 18-20: Third International High Performance Computing Forum by National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou (NSCC-GZ)
  • October 17: Intel announced Nervana NNP will start shipping
  • October 17: Google details their Pixel Visual Core coprocessor found in their Pixel 2 phones
  • October 26: AMD introduces mobile Ryzen processors based on the Zen and Vega
  • October 26: The PEZY-SC2 propelled the ZettaScaler-2.2 to rank 1 on the Green500 with 14.69 GFLOPS/W
  • November 8: Bitmain launches the Sophon family of AI products including a custom Neural Processor
  • November 8: Qualcomm launches the Centriq family of server processors based on the Falkor microarchitecture
  • November 8: Qualcomm announces Saphira will succeed Falkor
  • November 8: Intel announces Raja Koduri, chief architect of the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD, joins Intel as chief architect, senior vice president of a new "Core and Visual Computing Group" to compete in the high-end discrete graphics market
  • November 10: Samsung unveils the Exynos 9 Series 9810 flagship processor.
  • November 13: Intel cancels Knights Hill in favor of a brand new microarchitecture for exascale.
  • November 13: TOP500 announces their 50th list; China overtakes the US in total number of systems.
  • November 20: Marvell announced they will acquire Cavium in a $6 billion deal.
  • December 2-6: IEEE IEDM 2017

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