John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.
At Hot Chips this week, Nvidia announced details of its next-gen Tegra processor, known as "Parker," while others argued that digital signal processors can do the job better. All of them are vying to power emerging applications such as self-driving cars, drones, VR and augmented reality, and smart cameras.