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Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2013
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, FPGAs, interconnect chips, 32-bit CPU IP, and home-networking chips.
A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
Covers Ethernet switch chips for data center, enterprise, and service-provider networks. Also includes physical-layer (PHY) chips for 10G, 40G, and 100G Ethernet.
A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, communications, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial control, medical equipment, and more.
A Guide To Server Processors
Covers x86 server processors from AMD and Intel as well as emerging ARM-based server processors targeting cloud data centers.
Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2012–2017
Provides a five-year forecast for more than a dozen categories of wired communications semiconductors, including network processors (NPUs), 10 Gigabit Ethernet components, PON and VDSL transceivers, network search engines, optical-transport (OTN) ICs, CPU IP, FPGAs, embedded microprocessors, and home-networking ICs.
Mobile Semiconductor Market Share Forecast 2012-2017
Forecasts market size and vendor share for application processors, cellular, Wi-Fi combos, GPS, NFC, and other chips for mobile devices.
A Guide to Mobile Processors
Covers application and integrated processors designed for handheld equipment
A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations
This new report covers base-station processors that integrate CPUs and DSPs for Layer 1–3 processing on a single chip. Designed primarily for small cells, these processors cut cost and power by replacing multiple chips.
A Guide to Network Processors
Focuses on NPUs spanning data rates from 10Gbps to 400Gbps as well as search coprocessors.
A Guide to CPU Cores and Processor IP
Covers intellectual property (IP) cores that can be used in system-on-a-chip (SoC) and ASIC designs, including CPU and GPU.
A Guide to Multicore Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with four or more CPU cores that are used for networking, communications, storage, security, and other applications.
A Guide to Wireless Modem Chips
Covers 3G/4G cellular-modem chips and Wi-Fi combo chips, including Bluetooth, GPS, FM, and NFC.
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July 14, 2014

Mellanox Upgrades Switch to 100Gbps (NWR)
Mellanox is sampling a 100Gbps upgrade to its SwitchX-2 architecture, which it dubs Switch-IB. The chip is the company’s seventh-generation InfiniBand switch and features 36 EDR ports.
ARM and Linaro Boost v8 Design (MCR)
ARM's new Juno is a hardware/software-development platform for designing application processors that integrate ARMv8 CPUs. It includes a test chip that boots to 64-bit Android or Linux
In Brief: Tilera Deal Expands EZchip’s Market (MPR/NWR)
EZchip's $130 million deal for Tilera combines the market leader in merchant NPUs with a pioneer in manycore technology, improving its competitive position.

July 7, 2014

LPDDR4 Doubles Power Efficiency (MCR)
The next generation of mobile memory doubles bandwidth at similar power but requires changes to the system design. Future alternatives include WIO2 and more radical approaches.
In Brief: Avago Acquires PLX for PCI Express (NWR)
Avago has agreed to acquire PLX Technology for $309 million. The merger ensures a steady supply of PCI Express switches and could lead to innovative new products.
In Brief: HiSilicon Pushes LTE-A, Octa-Core (MPR/MCR)
Huawei's house brand has delivered the industry's first mobile processor to integrate 300Mbps LTE-Advanced: the Kirin 920.
In Brief: Qualcomm Adds LTE to Femto Cells (MPR/NWR)
Qualcomm plans to sample FSM90xx processors in 4Q14 for residential and SMB small cells. This new line adds LTE to the company's low-power base-station products.

June 30, 2014

AMD Upgrades Embedded G-Series (MPR)
The new G-Series SoCs are more power efficient than previous models and have a better GPU as well as an ARM security coprocessor.
LTE-Advanced Gets CoMPed (NWR/MCR)
3GPP Release 11 extends LTE with a number of features that emphasize performance and network efficiency, including carrier aggregation and coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission.
Editorial: Samsung Sitting Out on Servers (MPR)
Despite the large opportunity in ARM server processors, Samsung has terminated its efforts to enter this market, leaving more room for other suppliers.
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