The Linley Group Acquires Microprocessor Report

Expands Services and Coverage with Addition of Award-Winning Publication and Respected Processor Analysts

May 07, 2010

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—May 7, 2010—The Linley Group, the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless, announced today it has signed an agreement with In-Stat to acquire the Microprocessor Report, the leading newsletter for processor technology. Effective May 6, the agreement expands the services offered by The Linley Group and adds two respected processor analysts, Jim Turley and Tom Halfhill, to its research team. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Microprocessor Report and The Linley Group both have long histories of providing high-quality, technology-focused analysis to their customers. The Linley Group will assume immediate responsibility for the Microprocessor Report’s weekly online articles and monthly subscriber newsletter, which it intends to continue without interruption.

Linley Gwennap, president and principal analyst of The Linley Group, will oversee the Microprocessor Report as publisher and editorial director, reprising roles he played when the publication won four Computer Press Awards for Best Industry Newsletter. "By bringing the publication into The Linley Group, we can use our deep domain expertise in the embedded, networking, consumer, and mobile segments to enhance and sharpen the coverage," said Gwennap. "As processors integrate more systems functions and become more application-specific, looking beyond the CPU is critical to delivering high-quality analysis."

Well-known industry analyst and editor, Jim Turley, will join the publication as editor-in-chief. In addition to serving as past editor of the Microprocessor Report, Turley has also held positions at processor companies in corporate management and engineering, hosted numerous industry conferences, authored several books and served as editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Design magazine.

"I look forward to leading the content development of the report, and working with an expanded team of seasoned analysts," said Jim Turley, editor-in-chief, Microprocessor Report. “Together, we can provide the in-depth research and articles that our subscribers need to identify technology trends and formulate successful product strategies.”

Tom Halfhill, the publication’s senior editor and analyst, has served nearly 10 years on the report’s editorial team. A respected authority on processors, computing and software, Halfhill has covered technology for industry-leading publications, including Byte Magazine, Maximum PC, Compute! and Game Players magazine.

The Linley Group's team of technology analysts, including Jag Bolaria, Joe Byrne and Bob Wheeler, will also contribute to the report. Tapping a larger analyst team will broaden and deepen the coverage in the newsletter.

Subscribers can continue to access eight years of archived Microprocessor Report articles and weekly updates at www.MPRonline.com. New subscription orders can be placed at mpr@linleygroup.com.

About The Linley Group:

The Linley Group is the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless. The company provides strategic consulting services, more than a dozen in-depth analytical reports, and Linley Tech events focused on advanced technology topics. For insights on recent industry news subscribe to "Linley Wire" and "Linley on Mobile," the company's free email newsletters.

Microprocessor Report is the leading technical publication for the microprocessor industry since it was first introduced by Michael Slater in 1987. Microprocessor Report is exclusively subscriber-supported and dedicated to providing unbiased, in-depth, and critical analysis of new high-performance microprocessor developments.

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