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Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2016–2021
Provides IC market forecast information through 2021 for more than a dozen categories of communications semiconductors. Product categories covered include network processors, Ethernet components, PON and VDSL transceivers, network search engines, and optical-transport ICs.
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.
Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2016
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, and FPGAs.
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.
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November 27, 2017

Intel Adds AMD GPU to Kaby Lake
Intel announced plans to team up with archrival AMD to build a highly integrated notebook processor, then announced it had hired that company’s top GPU architect.
Knowles IA8508 Hears Voices
The new Knowles processor integrates three custom Tensilica DSPs to handle near- and far-field audio/speech processing in audio headsets, digital assistants, smart speakers, and voice-activated remote controls.
Xeon Scalable Scales Networks
Skylake-SP delivers big increases in packet-processing performance while Lewisburg multiplies the crypto-acceleration speed. Together with software improvements, the Purley platform enables high-end NFV applications such as vEPC.
Microsoft Brainwave Uses FPGAs
Microsoft’s Project Brainwave implements a soft processor in an FPGA, creating a flexible deep-learning accelerator that outperforms GPUs for some AI workloads.

November 20, 2017

Centriq Aces Scale-Out Performance
Qualcomm’s new Centriq 2400 products show greater efficiency in performance per thread, per watt, and per dollar than x86 server processors but fall short in per-core throughput.
Mellanox Brings More Smarts to NICs
The new BlueField SmartNIC and Innova-2 adapters enable heterogeneous computing and offer dual 25G Ethernet ports. The former uses an ARMv8 SoC, whereas the latter integrates a Xilinx FPGA.
Arm Gets Assertive With 4K Displays
Arm has developed a new display-processing subsystem comprising the Mali-D71 DPU, the Assertive Display (AD-5) coprocessor, and CoreLink memory-management unit (MMU-600).
FPGAs Accelerate Deep Learning
Leading cloud-service providers are experimenting with FPGAs for deep learning, but harnessing the memory and DSP capacity of these devices requires considerable hardware and software effort.

November 13, 2017

i.MX Processor Hits 3,000 CoreMarks
NXP’s i.MX RT1050 is the fastest Cortex-M7-based processor. The company reused its i.MX 6ULL chassis, replacing the Cortex-A7 CPU but retaining most of the other subsystems.
New Gfast Silicon Joins Gigabit Class
At Broadband World Forum, Broadcom and Sckipio introduced new chips for Gfast Amendment 3, which boosts maximum download speeds to more than 1Gbps.
Editorial: IBM Accelerates Deep Learning
IBM is researching improvements in system design, circuit design, and even physical design with a goal of achieving a 10,000x performance gain for its AI workloads.

November 6, 2017

Ryzen Marches Into Laptops
The first Ryzen Mobile processors, based on the Raven Ridge design, combine four Zen CPUs with a Vega GPU to deliver strong performance in ultrathin laptop PCs.
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Covers processors and IP cores used in deep learning, embedded, communications, automotive, IoT, and server designs.
October 4 - 5, 2017
Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA
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