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August 31, 2015

  • Intel, Foundries Diverge at 10nm (MPR/NWR/MCR)
    Intel’s transistor cost continue to fall with each new node, but the leading foundries no longer see this cost reduction. A close examination of each company’s technology explains this contradiction.

August 24, 2015

August 17, 2015

August 10, 2015

  • Editorial: Qualcomm Falls to Earth (MPR)
    Despite a recent drop in revenue caused by declining Snapdragon shipments, Qualcomm should not let a 15% reduction in spending jeopardize its long-term growth plan.  

August 3, 2015

  • Imagination Raises OmniShields (MPR)
    OmniShield enables processors to run multiple secure computing environments using Imagination’s MIPS CPUs, PowerVR GPUs, and Ensigma wireless connectivity.

July 27, 2015

  • Fiji Boosts Performance With HBM (MPR)
    AMD’s Fiji GPU uses a tweaked architecture and the new High Bandwidth Memory to deliver a 20–30% performance boost on DX11 games and promises greater benefits for DX12.
  • Kinetis Integrates Bluetooth for IoT (MPR)
    Freescale is adding Bluetooth Low Energy to the Kinetis lineup, including the KW30Z BLE SoC, and to the dual-mode KW40Z, which offers concurrent BLE and IEEE 802.15.4 capability.
  • Cavium Secures the Cloud (MPR/NWR)
    The market leader for security coprocessors is protecting its turf by introducing its next-generation Nitrox V design. The new chip blunts the threat from Intel’s Coleto Creek. 

July 20, 2015

  • Mobileye Increases Car EyeQ (MPR)
    Mobileye’s fourth-generation EyeQ4 computer-vision processor for advanced driver-assistance systems offers new capabilities that will make self-driving cars a reality.

July 13, 2015

  • QorIQ Chips Add More ARMs (MPR/NWR)
    Freescale’s new eight-core LS1088A and quad-core LS1048A bring higher performance, improved packet acceleration, and dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports to the entry-level QorIQ LS1 series.
  • Editorial: Tick, Tock…Boom! (MPR)
    The slowing of Moore’s Law hinders Intel’s famous tick-tock model and could cause the company to abandon it by adding a new product to the cycle as early as next year.

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.

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