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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

June 29, 2015

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. 

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