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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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September 17, 2018

Graphcore Makes Big AI Splash
One of the best-funded AI startups is sampling its first product, an accelerator chip that packs 1,216 independent CPUs and matches the performance of Nvidia’s V100 at half the power.
DeePhi Accelerates Xilinx AI Strategy
Xilinx recently acquired DeePhi, a developer of FPGA-based accelerators for computer vision and speech recognition, to add to its large library of reference designs that it can offer to its FPGA customers.
Broadcom First With 200Gbps NIC
Broadcom is first to sample Ethernet adapters for new 50Gbps-per-lane standards, including 50GbE and 200GbE. The NICs use the new Thor controller chip, the company’s third-generation NetXtreme-E design.
Wear 3100 Boosts Smartwatch Life
Qualcomm has added a real-time controller to its next-generation smartwatch platform, creating a big-small-tiny architecture that extends battery life for Wear OS watches.

September 10, 2018

Xilinx Everest Outclimbs FPGAs
Xilinx is pitching its next-generation Everest devices as SoCs with programmable logic, not as traditional FPGAs. They’ll have ARM cores, new programmable engines, and PCI Express Gen4.
5G Raises Handset-RF Complexity
RF architectures will diverge between the new 3.5GHz and millimeter-wave bands being allocated for 5G New Radio. RF-module vendors are slowly disclosing their plans.

September 3, 2018

Cascade Lake Speeds Deep Learning
Intel’s next-generation Xeon refreshes the Purley platform, adding instruction extensions for neural networks as well as support for Optane DC persistent memory.
Intel Pours Whiskey Lake for Laptops
The new Whiskey Lake (U-series) and Amber Lake (Y-series) processors bring greater CPU speeds and the Cannon Point south bridge to premium thin-and-light and 2-in-1 PCs.
AlphaICs Employs AI Special Agents
This small startup, fronted by “The Father of Pentium,” has developed what it calls the Real AI Processor, which employs an array of special-purpose compute “agents” to power autonomous systems.

August 27, 2018

Mythic Multiplies in a Flash
Mythic is an AI-processor startup that uses embedded flash memory to store neural-network weights as analog parameters. The technique can store a complete network on-chip.
Threadripper 2 Grows to 32 Cores
AMD’s second-generation Ryzen Threadripper chips offer more CPUs than Intel’s best competing products at any price. The 32-core model is the most powerful PC processor available.
Broadcom, Mellanox Target NVMe-oF
Broadcom and Mellanox announced storage-controller cards for flash arrays that support the RoCE flavor of NVMe-oF. These cards employ Stingray and BlueField SoCs, respectively.
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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
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