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July 6, 2015

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June 22, 2015

  • Breaking Down Broadcom (MPR/NWR)
    Avago’s acquisition of larger Broadcom means big changes ahead for Broadcom’s customers and employees. Counterintuitively, the deal should be good for competition.

June 15, 2015

  • Sonics Offers Power-Management IP (MPR)
    Sonics’ Ice-Grain is the industry’s first licensable power-management subsystem for SoC integration. The synthesizable intellectual property (IP) is scheduled for release later this year.

June 8, 2015

  • HBM Stacks the Bandwidth Deck (MPR)
    AMD’s upcoming high-end graphics cards incorporate high-bandwidth memory (HBM), codeveloped with SK Hynix, to improve power efficiency and graphics-memory bandwidth.

June 1, 2015

  • Samsung Develops Artik for IoT (MPR/MCR)
    Artik includes three different wireless processor modules for Internet of Things devices as well as APIs for aggregating sensor data and accessing secure cloud services.

May 25, 2015

  • Arteris FlexNoC Gets Physical (MPR)
    Arteris is introducing FlexNoC Physical, a new version of its network-on-a-chip that strives to eliminate timing-closure problems. Using automated tools, it can insert pipeline stages in critical data paths between IP blocks.

May 18, 2015

May 11, 2015

  • Haswell-EX Brings TSX to Servers (MPR)
    Intel’s 22nm Haswell-EX is a socket-compatible update to the Xeon E7 platform that significantly boosts performance and power efficiency while upgrading to DDR4 memory.
  • ARM Tunes Into Radio IP (MPR/MCR)
    ARM has acquired two suppliers of Bluetooth intellectual property. Sunrise developed the Cordio hard macro for Bluetooth LE, and Wicentric provides a Bluetooth protocol stack. 

May 4, 2015

  • Titan X: 50% More Maxwell (MPR)
    Nvidia’s Titan X, a GPU based on its Maxwell architecture, uses a monster-sized 600mm2 die with 3,072 shaders to deliver 40% more performance than its predecessor.

April 27, 2015

  • Ceva Sharpens Computer Vision (MPR/MCR)
    The new Ceva-XM4 vision-processor core improves on the performance and power efficiency of its fixed-point predecessor, the Ceva-MM3101, through new FPUs, wider VLIW instructions, and other enhancements.
  • Freescale Upgrades Automotive Vision (MPR)
    Freescale’s S32V234 is the first member of a new processor family for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). It integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs and two Cognivue Apex computer-vision cores.
  • IoT-Specific Processors Emerge (MPR/MCR)
    A new class of processors is emerging that targets the Internet of Things and wearables. These markets are growing rapidly; we are bullish on wearables, but our forecast for IoT is more conservative than most.

April 20, 2015

  • Editorial: Moore’s Law Turns 50 (MPR)
    Gordon Moore’s prediction has had a good run, but nothing lasts forever. Transistor progress is slowing and has even halted at some price points. The industry must adapt.

April 13, 2015

  • Synopsys Embeds Vision Processing (MPR)
    The new DesignWare EV licensable IP combines ARC CPUs with programmable accelerators to boost the performance of computer-vision algorithms. It includes an object-detection engine optimized for convolutional neural networks.

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