Episode 142 – Unnecessary Chip Merger, Future Smartphones, and Digital Twins

December 14th, 2021
Episode 142 - Unnecessary Chip Merger, Future Smartphones, and Digital Twins

Topic 1: F.T.C. Sues to Stop Blockbuster Chip Deal Between Nvidia and Arm

Arm provides technology that other chip makers need. Does this give Nvidia an unfair advantage? And is the merger a completely unnecessary move prompted by the need for investors to show a profit?

What is the channel takeaway?

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/02/technology/ftc-nvidia-arm-deal.html

Topic 2: What will smartphones be like in ten years?

We actually come to a consensus on this for a variety of reasons. We think we know what phones will look like; we have different ideas about the functionality.

Link: https://gizmodo.com/what-will-smartphones-be-like-in-10-years-1848138666

Topic 3: AWS Announces IoT TwinMaker to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Twins

One of Ryan’s favorite topics. Well, it’s here! Will you get a digital twin for Christmas next year?

More than a static “snapshot,” digital twins are data-driven representations of things like in the real world, updated with real- or almost real-time data so we can study potential behavior of the things they represent. AWS has built a system so you can play with this technology and find new uses for it.

Links: https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/30/aws-introduces-iot-twinmaker-a-new-service-to-easily-create-digital-twins/



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