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June 27, 2016

  • IBM TrueNorth Tackles Deep Learning (MPR)
    IBM’s neuromorphic processor tremendously improves power efficiency for certain machine-learning problems by eschewing the traditional memory model and relying on fixed-function computation.

June 20, 2016

  • 14nm Broadwell-EX Boosts Brickland (MPR)
    The third socket-compatible processor in Intel’s Xeon E7 platform known as Brickland, Broadwell-EX boosts performance and power efficiency by up to 30% and doubles memory capacity.
  • Sonics Ice-G1 Simplifies the PMU (MPR)
    Sonics’ new power-management IP replaces the traditional microcontroller with a set of state machines that provide much faster and more-localized control, reducing energy consumption.

June 13, 2016

June 6, 2016

  • Cavium Beefs Up ThunderX2 CPU (MPR)
    After falling short of its promises regarding ThunderX, Cavium is doubling down on performance for its next-generation ThunderX2, which it expects to sample this year.
  • CCIX: Coherent Interconnect for All (MPR)
    The new CCIX Consortium is developing an open standard for connecting processors with coherent GPUs, FPGAs, NICs, and other accelerators, particularly in the data center and for HPC.

May 30, 2016

May 23, 2016

  • X-Gene 3 Performance Piques Interest (MPR)
    According to AppliedMicro’s latest simulations, the forthcoming X-Gene 3 will match the per-socket and per-thread performance of a high-end Xeon E5v4 processor at a similar power level.

May 16, 2016

  • Octeon Expands Market With ARM (MPR/NWR)
    Cavium has extended its 48-core ThunderX architecture across a broad range of embedded processors, offering the new ARM-based Octeon TX alongside the MIPS-based Octeon III.
  • NXP’s Cortex-A72 Quartet (MPR/NWR)
    Four new QorIQ processors, including the octa-core LS2088A and quad-core LS2048A, combine ARM’s best CPU with NXP’s second-generation packet-processing hardware.

May 9, 2016

  • Editorial: AMD Goes to China (MPR)
    AMD is the latest chip vendor to partner with a Chinese company, but similar partnerships have not worked out well for foreign companies that share their valuable IP.
  • Convertible PCs Sail on Apollo Lake (MPR)
    Apollo Lake is Intel’s next-generation entry-level processor for PCs. The 14nm device, which integrates the new Goldmont CPU, succeeds Cherry Trail for mini PCs and 2-in-1 convertible tablets.

May 2, 2016

April 25, 2016

  • NXP Debuts QorIQ Cortex-A72 (MPR/NWR)
    The industry’s first embedded processors to use Cortex-A72, the quad-core LS1046A and dual-core LS1026A improve performance, particularly for mixed control- and data-plane networking.
  • AMD FirePro Reinvigorates HPC (MPR)
    The new FirePro S9300x2 is the industry’s highest-performance single-precision GPU. The Radeon Open Compute tool chain adds support for C/C++ and Cuda software.
  • MediaTek’s Gateways to IoT (MPR)
    The MT7697 combines ARM’s Cortex-M4F with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The MT2511 is an analog companion chip for MediaTek’s wearable processors.

April 18, 2016

April 11, 2016

  • Silicon Labs Goes Wireless (MPR)
    The new Wireless Gecko microcontrollers integrate a radio that supports Bluetooth, Thread, and ZigBee protocols, providing highly integrated solutions for low-cost IoT devices.

April 4, 2016

  • Broadwell-EP Moves Xeon E5 to 14nm (MPR)
    Intel’s new socket-compatible upgrade to the Xeon E5 server platform provides modest performance gains on general-purpose software but greater improvements for specific workloads.

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