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Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2017–2022
Provides IC market forecast information through 2022 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.
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.
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August 13, 2018

Intel to Offer Structured ASICs
Intel’s FPGA group (formerly Altera) has acquired eASIC, a small vendor of structured ASICs, to expand its portfolio and offer its customers a path to “harden” their FPGA designs.
IBM Trains in Analog to Save AI Power
IBM is using phase-change memories to build analog neural networks. The architecture enables area- and power-efficient in-memory computing, which is suitable for training as well as low-power inference engines. 
Microchip Debuts Dual-Core DSC
The dsPIC33CH combines the functions of a 16-bit microcontroller and digital signal controller (DSC). This dual-core design competes with 32-bit DSCs that use Arm’s Cortex-M4F CPU.
Editorial: GlobalFoundries’ New Strategy
Under a new CEO, the company will focus on differentiated technologies such as FD-SOI and RF while reducing its investment in next-generation FinFET processes.

August 6, 2018

Foundries Head to 5nm and Beyond
Even as the first 7nm chips reach production, TSMC and Samsung have a roadmap to 3nm that includes EUV, new materials such as cobalt, and gate-all-around (GAA) transistors.
Helio A-Series Targets Low End
The Helio brand started as MediaTek’s premium smartphone-processor line, but with the introduction of the Helio A22, it now covers all price tiers. This new chip runs four Cortex-A53 CPUs at up to 2.0GHz.

July 30, 2018

Microchip L10/L11 Bolster Security
The Microchip SAM L10 and SAM L11 are the first microcontrollers to use Arm’s Cortex-M23, which supersedes the popular Cortex-M0+. With its TrustZone isolation and other features, the L11 is an unusually secure MCU.
General Processor Commands IP Unity
General Processor has developed a heterogeneous processor-IP platform it calls Unity. This Sino-American platform includes a configurable deep-learning accelerator (DLA), a 64-bit CPU, and a vector DSP.
Wear 2500 Targets Kid Watches
After a two-year hiatus, Qualcomm announced the first of two new smartwatch chipsets. The Snapdragon Wear 2500 targets the emerging kid-watch segment of the rapidly growing smartwatch market.

July 23, 2018

Snapdragon 400-Series Shrinks to 12nm
Qualcomm is bringing advanced 12nm FinFET technology to its low-cost Snapdragon 400-series. It also announced the Snapdragon 632, offering OEMs a Big.Little upgrade for midrange smartphones.
Flex Logix Diversifies eFPGA
OEMs and chip vendors are adopting embedded FPGAs in a variety of applications. Flex Logix has responded to this demand with improved cores and new process nodes.
Editorial: Challenges for New Intel CEO
Whomever Intel chooses as its next CEO must fix the execution problems that have led to product and technology delays across several business units as well as diminished customer confidence.
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