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|June 18, 2013||Cortex-A12 Fills the Middle
ARM's newest CPU fits in the space between Big and Little and aims to replace Cortex-A9, which still powers many mainstream smartphones.
|June 14, 2013||Qualcomm Pursues China LTE Market
The new 8926 processor adds LTE to the low-cost 8226, giving Qualcomm a quad-core processor that is ready for China's pending 4G launch.
|May 28, 2013||ARM Buys Patent Peace With Sonics
By licensing Sonics' portfolio of patents for network-on-a-chip interconnect IP, ARM has protected its customers from costly litigation that threatens to disrupt the processor-design ecosystem.
|May 28, 2013||How Cortex-A15 Measures Up
Now that Cortex-A15 is shipping in a smartphone (Galaxy S4), we can analyze its performance, power, and die area while comparing it with other A15-class CPUs from Apple and Qualcomm.
|May 21, 2013||Silvermont Energizes Atom
Intel's 22nm Atom has received its first major CPU redesign in five years. Silvermont improves single-thread performance and scales to eight-core designs. It will appear in smartphones, tablets, embedded systems, and servers.
|May 7, 2013||MediaTek Blankets Low End
By introducing a dual-core processor for entry-level smartphones, as well as new quad-core Cortex-A7 versions for the market’s midrange and high end, MediaTek has left no low-cost niche for competitors to exploit.
|April 30, 2013||Ceva Releases Android Framework
Ceva's newest innovation is not a new DSP core, but a high-level software framework that eases software development for DSP acceleration in heterogeneous systems.
|April 30, 2013||Foundries Stretch for FinFETs
GlobalFoundries, TSMC, and other foundries are scrambling to catch up with Intel’s FinFET technology, and their processes are growing more complex and costly at 20nm and below.
|April 23, 2013||Andes Offers Low-Power CPU Cores
Customers have already shipped more than 200 million chips using Andes Technology's CPU cores. These cores offer an alternative to ARM’s Cortex-M series.
|April 16, 2013||Spreadtrum Scores in TD Smartphones
While the rest of the world struggles to break into China, Spreadtrum is already there. The new SC8825 is the company's first dual-core smartphone processor.
|April 9, 2013||Nvidia Puts Denver on Its Roadmap
Nvidia has updated its Tegra roadmap, adding details for its next two processors: Logan and Parker. Logan brings Cuda to Tegra, and Parker provides a home for Denver, the company's ARMv8 CPU.
|April 2, 2013||Imagination's GPUs Go Rogue
Imagination Technologies' Series6 (Rogue) GPU uses a unified-shader architecture to deliver OpenGL ES 3.0 compliance with improved performance per watt for mobile processors.
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