Intel showcases 10-nm chip for 5G The company has showcased a new 10-nanometre-based network system on chip (SoC), code-named ‘Snow Ridge,’ that has been developed specifically for 5G wireless access and edge computing. This network SoC is intended to bring Intel architecture into wireless access base stations and allow more computing functions to be distributed out at the edge of the network..
Snow Ridge is expected to be available in the second half of this year, Intel said. At CES 2019, Intel also demonstrated its future Intel Xeon Scalable 10-nm processor, code-named ‘Ice Lake.’ “Ice Lake processors targeting server are expected to deliver performance improvements, new hardware-enhanced security features and more, with shipments targeted for 2020,” Intel said. HTC’s new virtual reality Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has unveiled the Vive Pro Eye — a new virtual reality (VR) headset for PCs and the HTC Vive Cosmos that is an untethered VR headset that will work with both smartphones and PCs during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Vive Pro Eye natively integrates eye tracking, features gaze-tracking menu navigation and removes the need for controllers. The Vive Pro Eye promises to bring higher-quality VR experiences, owing to a technique called foveated rendering that renders sharp photos for wherever the human eye is looking in a virtual scene. There’s no pricing yet, but it’s supposed to launch in the second quarter of 2019, according to The Verge. The HTC Vive Cosmos is a new stand-alone VR headset with two front-facing cameras, two side-facing cameras and a pair of hand-held wands. According to the Ars Technica, HTC executive Dan O’Brien confirmed that computer game company Nvidia is collaborating with it to help VR developers apply variable rate shading, a feature built into new RTX-series graphics cards, to games and apps..