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Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2014–2019
Provides a five-year forecast for more than a dozen categories of communications semiconductors, including network processors (NPUs), Ethernet, PON and VDSL, FPGAs, embedded processors, and base-station processors.
Mobile Semiconductor Market Share Forecast 2014-2019
Forecasts market size and vendor share for application processors, cellular baseband, Wi-Fi combos, GPS, NFC, and other chips for mobile devices.
A Guide to Mobile Processors
Covers application and integrated processors designed for smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices
Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2014
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, FPGAs, and home-networking chips.
A Guide To Server Processors
Covers x86 server processors from AMD and Intel as well as IBM’s Power8 and emerging ARM-based server processors targeting cloud data centers.
A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
Covers Ethernet switch chips for data center, enterprise, and service-provider networks. Also includes physical-layer (PHY) chips for 10G, 40G, and 100G Ethernet.
Guide to Processors for IoT and Wearables
Covers processors that target wearable devices or client products for the Internet of Things (IoT) and focusing on processors with integrated radios.
A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations
Covers base-station processors that integrate CPUs and DSPs for Layer 1–3 processing on a single chip. Designed primarily for small cells, these processors cut cost and power by replacing multiple chips.
A Guide to Network Processors
Focuses on NPUs spanning data rates from 10Gbps to 400Gbps as well as search coprocessors.
A Guide to CPU Cores and Processor IP
Covers intellectual property (IP) cores that can be used in system-on-a-chip (SoC) and ASIC designs, including CPU and GPU.
A Guide to Multicore Processors
Covers embedded processors with four or more CPU cores that are used for wired and wireless communications, storage, security, and other applications.
A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, communications, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial control, medical equipment, and more.
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October 5, 2015

Editorial: Unlicensed to Kill? (NWR/MCR)
Should operators such as Verizon be permitted to deploy LTE Unlicensed, a more efficient protocol that could disrupt existing Wi-Fi users? The FCC must now decide.
Cognivue Extends Freescale’s Vision (MPR)
Freescale’s acquisition of Cognivue’s vision-processing cores give it a leg up in the competition for advanced driver-assistance systems in next-generation automobiles.
Microsemi Assembles FPGA Security (NWR)
Microsemi is offering unified security-design services under the EnforcIT brand. The company’s secure FPGAs are certified by Rambus’s Cryptography Research division to resist differential-power-analysis (DPA) attacks.
Toshiba TZ1000 Targets Things (MPR)
Toshiba has turned its sights on the Internet of Things with its TZ1000 line of wireless microcontrollers. The newest model upgrades the Bluetooth subsystem to version 4.1.

September 28, 2015

Snapdragon 820 Hits 600Mbps LTE (MCR)
Extending its technology lead, Qualcomm is the first to deliver a smartphone processor with integrated Category 12 LTE, 150Mbps on the uplink, and LTE Unlicensed.
Synopsys ARC Moves in XY Direction (MPR)
The Synopsys EM9D and EM11D add XY memory to the ARC DSP ISA, enabling the three-stage pipeline to sustain one 32x32-bit MAC operation per cycle.
Quantenna Debuts 8x8 MU-MIMO (NWR)
Quantenna is sampling a dual-band Wi-Fi chipset that uses a total of 12 streams to deliver nearly 10Gbps in aggregate, building on the company’s first-mover advantage in 4x4 MIMO.

September 21, 2015

Knights Landing Reshapes HPC (MPR)
Changing the way supercomputers are designed, Knights Landing combines an x86 processor and a high-performance (3 Tflops) floating-point accelerator in a single chip.
Omni-Path Takes On InfiniBand (MPR/NWR)
Intel offered the first details of its Omni-Path Architecture, a fabric that combines data-link technology from a Cray Aries switch and the MPI libraries from the former-QLogic InfiniBand line.
Editorial: China Accelerates Processor Push (MPR)
Announcements from Loongson and Phytium show that China’s government has placed a high priority on microprocessor development, challenging Intel, Qualcomm, and others.
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Processor Conference 2015
Focused on Processors for Embedded and IoT Applications
October 6 - 7, 2015 - On-Site Registration Opens at 8 AM
Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA
Linley IoT Conference 2015
Covers hardware design for client devices on the Internet of Things (IoT)
Held on June 11, 2015
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Analysis and news on processors for networking and communications
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Analysis and news on semiconductors for mobile and wireless
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Analysis of high-performance microprocessor developments
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