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January 26, 2015

  • Broadwell Comes to Notebooks (MPR)
    Intel introduced the first mainstream Broadwell processors, targeting notebook PCs, indicating that its 14nm technology is now in full production. Cherry Trail is soon to follow.
  • Editorial: Broadcom Hits the Brakes (MPR/NWR)
    After a decade of aggressive growth, Broadcom is retooling for a slower pace and is focusing on adjacent markets. The company will remain a leader, but it risks missing or being late to emerging markets.
  • Allwinner Offers More Dollar Deals (MPR)
    Allwinner’s newest bargain products are two new quad-CPU devices: the Cortex-A7-powered H3 and the A64, the company’s first 64-bit processor integrating Cortex-A53.

January 19, 2015

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December 29, 2014

  • Power8 Hits the Merchant Market (MPR)
    IBM’s merchant Power8 processors fare well against Intel’s best Xeon processors in raw CPU performance and in performance per dollar, presenting a new challenger for data-center servers.

December 22, 2014

December 15, 2014

  • Ingenic M200 Marks Time (MPR/MCR)
    Already shipping in the Geak Watch, Ingenic’s M200 processor is designed for Android wearables, providing two MIPS cores plus accelerators in a small and inexpensive package.

December 8, 2014

December 1, 2014

  • Opportunity NoCs, NetSpeed Answers (MPR)
    NetSpeed’s network-on-a-chip (NoC) promises to ease SoC development by offering more design automation and better optimization. Its biggest challenge, however, is winning customers away from two established competitors.

November 24, 2014

  • 7 New GPUs in PowerVR Series7 (MPR/MCR)
    With its most ambitious architecture launch since the Series5, Imagination has completely revamped its PowerVR mobile GPU lineup, boosting performance and efficiency.
  • Mali-T800 Boosts ARM GPUs (MPR/MCR)
    ARM’s new T800 GPU extends the performance of its popular Mali line. The company also updated its video codec and display IP as part of its broad portfolio of multimedia cores.

November 17, 2014

  • NAND Goes Vertical for Density (MPR/MCR)
    Flash memory is critical for devices ranging from smartphones to servers, but to deliver chips with greater capacity, NAND designers have been forced to look in a new direction: up.

November 10, 2014

  • Casting Off the Pipeline (MPR)
    Targeting wearables and IoT, Cast offers a modern 32-bit RISC core without a pipeline, enabling greater power and execution efficiency.

November 3, 2014

  • RapidIO Gets Coherent With ARM (MPR/NWR)
    RapidIO.org, along with ARM and a list of leading embedded-processor vendors, has commissioned a task force to update the RapidIO protocol to support coherent processing in ARMv8 processor clusters.

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