Our privacy policy has been updated to incorporate GDPR considerations. See our updated policy here.
Order a Guide Order a Guide Order a Guide Order a Guide

Most Recent Guides & Forecasts

Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2017–2022
Provides five-year revenue forecasts for more than a dozen categories of communications semiconductors including network processors, Ethernet components, PON and VDSL transceivers, network search engines, and optical-transport ICs.
Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2017
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, server processors and FPGAs.
A Guide to Processors for Deep Learning
Covers processors and IP cores for accelerating deep learning, neural networks, and vision processing for training and inference in data centers, autonomous vehicles, and client devices.
A Guide to Multicore Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with four or more CPU cores that are used for wires and wireless communications, storage, security, and other applications.
A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
Covers data-center switch chips for 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G Ethernet. Also includes physical-layer (PHY) chips for 10GBase-T and 100G Ethernet.
A Guide to Processors for IoT and Wearables
Covers processors and connectivity chips for IoT clients and wearable devices, focusing primarily on single-chip solutions with integrated radios.
A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, automotive, consumer devices, industrial control, medical imaging, and more.
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, GPU, and NoC.
A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations
This new report covers wireless base-station processors that integrate CPUs and DSPs for Layer 1–3 processing on a single chip. Designed primarily for small cells, residential femto cells, and macro cells, these processors cut cost and power by replacing multiple chips.
A Guide to Virtualized Network Processing
Covers packet processing for SDN and NFV, including high-end networking processors (NPUs) for switch/router designs as well as intelligent NICs (or smart NICs) for endpoints (servers).
Mobile Semiconductor Market Share Forecast 2015-2020
Forecasts market size and vendor share for application processors, cellular baseband, Wi-Fi combos, GPS, NFC, and other chips for mobile devices.
A Guide to Processors for Advanced Automotive
Covers processors for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and autonomous driving as well as IP for vision processing and neural networks.
View More Guides
Linley Reports Linley Reports Subscribe to our Reports

October 22, 2018

IBM Power9 Scales Up in Servers
IBM’s Power9 processor for scale-up servers, now available on the merchant market, employs external memory buffers to offer leading bandwidth and capacity, plus up to 16-socket configurations.
Intel 9th Generation Adds Little
Intel’s newest processors for gamers and content creators, Basin Falls and Coffee Lake-S Refresh, jump to eight cores in the Core i9-9900K but offer few other upgrades over the previous generation.
Arm Frees FPGAs to Use Cortex-M
Arm is enabling free use of certain Cortex-M CPUs in Xilinx FPGAs, even for volume production. The new DesignStart FPGA program offers Cortex-M1 and Cortex-M3.

October 15, 2018

Turing T4 Targets AI Inference
Nvidia’s new Turing architecture boosts AI inferencing performance by adding integer capability to its tensor cores. The Tesla T4 accelerator brings Turing to data centers as a 70W PCIe card.
Cadence Mutates Its DNA to Boost AI
Cadence’s new DNA 100 IP core integrates a sparse-compute engine that supports applications ranging from low-power IoT devices to high-performance video surveillance and autonomous vehicles.
Titan IC Floats 100Gbps Reg-Ex Engine
The company’s RXP core delivers leading regular-expression-search throughput for SoC designs and FPGAs. The primary application is in network-security appliances such as intrusion-detection systems and next-generation firewalls.

October 8, 2018

Turing Accelerates Ray Tracing
An upgrade to the two-year-old Pascal, Nvidia’s new Turing architecture delivers a big performance boost, AI-enhanced imaging, and real-time ray tracing for PC and professional graphics.
Xilinx Versal Surpasses UltraScale+
Scheduled to sample in mid-2019, Versal chips will combine Arm Cortex-A72 CPUs and new AI Engines with field-programmable logic, redefining FPGAs as full-fledged SoCs.

October 1, 2018

NRAM Brings Nanotubes to Silicon
NRAM uses carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in silicon to offer DRAM-like performance and density with nearly unlimited endurance and retention. Products could reach production in 2020.
NetSpeed Disappears Into Intel
Network-on-a-chip (NoC) vendor NetSpeed Systems is now part of Intel, giving it a good exit but leaving its customers without a roadmap and consolidating the NoC market.
Marvell Reveals Post-Cavium Roadmap
As Marvell works to integrate its Cavium acquisition, it’s paring unneeded and overlapping product lines. The changes affect both Cavium and Marvell roadmaps.

September 24, 2018

CPU Performance for the Next Decade
A comprehensive analysis of a decade’s worth of processor data reveals the approaches that have enabled CPU and GPU performance to double every two years and how they will change over time.
More MPR Reports

Events

Linley Fall Processor Conference 2018
Covers processors and IP cores used in embedded, communications, automotive, IoT, and server designs.
October 31 - November 1, 2018
Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA
Register Now!
More Events »

Newsletter

Linley Newsletter
Analysis of new developments in microprocessors and other semiconductor products
Subscribe to our Newsletter »