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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.
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.
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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April 23, 2018

Exynos 9810 Shows Powerful New CPU
Benchmarks verify that Samsung has delivered a massive performance boost in the Exynos 9810. The company also announced the Exynos 9610, the industry’s first 10nm processor for mainstream smartphones.
Efinix Samples Its First FPGAs
The FPGA startup has delivered on its promises of greater gate density and lower power. The initial products target small mobile applications, but larger chips will sample later this year.
Cadence Q6 DSP Merges AI and Vision
The new Vision Q6 core combines computer-vision, image-processing, and neural-network functions. A revamped 13-stage pipeline helps boost performance by 50% over the earlier Vision P6 design.

April 16, 2018

TSMC 7nm Approaches Intel’s Prowess
As Intel struggles to put its 10nm manufacturing into production, TSMC and other foundries are preparing 7nm processes that match up well against the traditional fab-technology leader.
Arm Kigen Aims to Secure Cellular IoT
Arm wants to replace discrete subscriber identity modules (SIMs) in cellular IoT devices with iSIMs that designers can build directly into the main processor, reducing cost and enhancing security.

April 9, 2018

Intel Adds Cores to Core Processors
Intel greatly expanded its lineup of 8th Generation processors with 30 new models that raise the core or thread count for nearly all Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 buyers.
Clockless Cortex-M3 Cuts Power
Startup Eta Compute has implemented an Arm Cortex-M3 in asynchronous logic. Licensable as a 55nm hard macro, it’s designed for low-power SoCs, and it also runs an unusual neural network.

April 2, 2018

Abee Adds AI to Wearables Processor
A wearables-processor startup, funded by parent Huami, has developed a unique SoC featuring a tiny AI engine that reduces power by 23x when running neural networks.
Microsemi Pushes OTN to Terabits
Microsemi’s Digi-G5 is the industry’s first OTN framer/mapper chip to handle 400G Ethernet as well as Flex Ethernet (FlexE). It combines up to 1.2Tbps of bandwidth and unprecedented flexibility.
Mali-G52 Boosts Mainstream Phones
Targeting midrange and low-cost smartphones, Arm’s new cores include the Mali-G52 and Mali-G31 GPUs, the Mali-V52 video codec, and the Mali-D51 display processor.

March 26, 2018

Nvidia Shares Its Deep Learning
Competing with DLA IP vendors, Nvidia has extracted the deep-learning accelerator from its Xavier autonomous-driving processor and is offering it under a royalty-free open-source license.
NXP Pushes i.MX8M Mini to 14nm
The company’s first 14nm chips, NXP’s new i.MX8M Mini products are lower-cost versions of some i.MX8 media processors, and some will supersede existing i.MX6 models. 
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