Marvell has designs on Cavium

Chipmaker Marvell has announced its intention to acquire smaller rival Cavium for $6bn. (Marvell and Cavium to Combine Creating an Infrastructure Solutions Powerhouse.) This deal is dwarfed by the recent Broadcom announcement regarding Qualcomm but is for the same reasons. Unlike the Broadcom/Qualcomm deal, this is agreed upon by both sides. The deal offers $40…

Qualcomm ships Centriq 2400 ARM server processor

Qualcomm has announced that its new ARM-based server chip is available for commercial shipment. The Centriq 2400 is an ARMv8 64 bit CPU, with 48 cores running at upto 2.6Ghz. Using Samsung‘s 10nm FinFET process for its construction, able to access up to 768GB of memory, a 268Gb/s ring bus links the 48 cores. Centriq…

6Wind announces support for ARM to add to MIPS and x86

6Wind support for ARM devices as well as traditional x86 and MIPS processors with their press-release (6WIND Announces Arm® Processor Support for High Performance Networking). This expands the reach of their 6WINDGate platform. It supports either ARM-based devices, or network cards that use ARM processors to off-load processing from the main processor. This announcement is…

Robot Conductor and the Tenor

A concert with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and soprano Maria Luigia Borsi in the decorated Teatro Verdi, in Florence, would not normally be something that I would cover. But they weren’t the ones people were there to watch. I enjoy music, but not enough to write about it. Last night’s performance was a little different, however.

Nuage adds new SD-WAN service provider deal

Nuage Networks, the SD-WAN arm of Nokia, has issued a press-release indicating improving momentum for SD-WAN and service providers. This lists another Service Provider win for their technology with Canadian provider TELUS. TELUS’ Network as a Service (NaaS) uses Nuage’s Virtualized Network Services to allow TELUS business customers to virtually build, manage and cloud-optimize networks…

Company Database

CoherentLight references many companies across the various posts on the blog. Here you can find a quick list of those covered, and access information about them, and their stories with a click. A Agilent Alibaba Alcatel parent is Nokia Amazon AMD Appdynamics Appformix Apple Aquantia Arctic Fibre Arista Arm Arris Aruba Aryaka ATT Avago Technologies…