The Linley Group, Inc. joins TechInsights. Find more information here.

Most Recent Guides & Forecasts

Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2020-2025
Provides five-year revenue forecasts for many categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, smart NICs, embedded and server processors, and FPGAs.
Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2020
Provides market share data for many categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, processors, and FPGAs.

More Guides »

White Papers

Movellus Maestro: An Intelligent Clock Network
Movellus is increasing silicon clock performance, power, and reliability through its Maestro technology, which uses Optimized IP to mitigate on-chip variation, skew, and voltage droop. It’s well suited to high-performance systolic arrays, low-power edge IoT devices, and similar designs.
Democratizing Chiplet-Based Processor Design
Chiplet-based designs promise reduced development costs and faster time to market, but they’ve been exclusive to large chip vendors. Now, the industry is building an ecosystem intended to enable designs combining third-party chiplets that employ different process nodes. At the same time, RISC-V is enabling greater CPU innovation through its open-source model. These trends create an opportunity for a RISC-V chiplet vendor.
Bit-Accurate CD Audio From aptX Lossless
Thanks to the development of Bluetooth audio technology, wireless streaming has largely replaced physical media, and smartphone users no longer need to struggle with tangled earphone wires. But to accommodate Bluetooth’s limited bandwidth, the industry adopted a variety of lossy compression techniques that sacrifice audio fidelity. This white paper describes the benefits of the aptX Lossless codec, which enables wireless Bluetooth earbuds and speakers to stream audio that’s bit accurate to the original CD recording.
Software Is Critical to Edge-AI Deployment
This white paper describes the importance of a flexible and robust software stack to edge-AI deployment. Processor vendors and intellectual-property licensers often tout the theoretical performance of their designs, but the neural-network compiler, run-time engine, and scheduler are just as critical to realizing that potential in production systems.
Qualcomm Defines Premium-Smartphone Cameras
The Snapdragon 888 and 888+ are the latest flagship processors from Qualcomm, offering a collection of industry-leading camera technologies that provide a lead over competitors on DXOmark’s camera and video benchmark. These processors enable feature-rich 4K HDR video and photography, AI-driven “3A” technology, and industry leading hardware to allow one-inch camera sensors.
More White Papers »
Linley Reports Linley Reports Subscribe to our Reports

May 30, 2022

Dimensity 1050 Adds Millimeter-Wave 5G
MediaTek’s first smartphone processor to support the highest cellular bands targets mmWave operators in the US and Japan. In addition, the Dimensity 930 upgrades midrange sub-6GHz phones.
Helio G99: The Final 4G Processor?
MediaTek released a 6nm shrink of the Helio G96, reducing cost and extending battery life. The G99 product number signals it may be the company’s final LTE processor.
MediaTek’s Genio Is Out of the Bottle
MediaTek has created a new brand for its embedded application processors. The family includes older rebranded chips but introduces a new flagship model, the Genio 1200, for AI IoT applications.

May 23, 2022

TimbreAI Scales Down an Octave
Expedera’s new licensable deep-learning accelerator (DLA) performs simple neural networks for audio processing in a tiny engine that draws less than one milliwatt.
AMD Adds Zen 3 to Premium Chromebooks
AMD has expanded its Chromebook-processor lineup with four products based on the Barcelo design, including the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 5825C, that target systems priced at $600 or more.
Alder Lake-HX Maxes Laptop Performance
Intel’s Core i9-12900HX sets performance records for laptop PCs, offering two extra “performance” cores at up to 5.0GHz for the most-demanding mobile gamers and professionals.

May 16, 2022

D-Matrix Transforms SRAMs for AI
The AI-processor startup has emerged from stealth mode with a chiplet-based inference engine that employs digital in-memory computing (IMC) to run Transformer models like those in Bert and GPT.
Versal Adds AI to Premium Line
AMD has added two new FPGA products to its Versal Premium line. They combine AI engines to accelerate neural networks along with plenty of programmable logic and DSP blocks for signal processing.
Intel Blockscale Boosts Mining Profit
Intel has introduced a new bitcoin-mining ASIC that competes respectably where the original test chip didn’t. The company will sell the chip directly rather than building its own system for sale.

May 9, 2022

AMD Ships 3D V-Cache Processors
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D PC processor and Milan X server processor use TSMC’s chip-on-wafer (CoW) technology to stack more cache on the compute die, improving game and HPC performance.
Intel GNA Engine Adds Vision
The Gaussian and Neural Accelerator supports always-on audio and vision workloads, reducing power and adding security. It appears on Intel PC processors, other chips, and the Clover Falls add-on chip.

More Articles »


Free Newsletter

Linley Newsletter
Analysis of new developments in microprocessors and other semiconductor products

Events

Linley Spring Processor Conference 2022
Registration now open: April 20-21, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, CA
Linley Fall Processor Conference 2021
Held October 20-21, 2021
Proceedings available
Linley Spring Processor Conference 2021
April 19 - 23, 2021
Proceedings Available
More Events »

In the Media