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  January 25, 2022   Analysts’ Choice Winners for 2021
The Linley Group recognizes 2021’s top products in the categories of data center, PC, embedded, mobile, processor IP, and related technology. And the winners are…
  January 25, 2022   Lightelligence Demos Optical Compute
Startup Lightelligence recently took its first step toward commercialization by demonstrating a proof-of-concept device that stacks an electrical IC atop a photonic IC.
  January 25, 2022   Ryzen 6000 Doubles GPU Performance
AMD’s new laptop processor, code-named Rembrandt, is the first PC processor with integrated hardware ray tracing. Its new RDNA2 GPU also doubles graphics performance relative to the previous generation.
  January 18, 2022   Graviton3 Debuts Neoverse V1
Amazon recently revealed its third-generation server processor, with instances now in preview availability. Graviton3 uses Arm’s Neoverse V1 CPU while maintaining the 64-core count of its predecessor.
  January 18, 2022   Intel Completes Alder Lake Lineup
Intel disclosed dozens of new Alder Lake products for both laptop and desktop PCs. The 12th Generation products offer sizable performance gains over earlier models, but often at higher prices.
  January 18, 2022   Year in Review: Image Processors Enhance Phone Chips
In 2021, image processors (ISPs) became a hot topic in smartphone processors. 5G became an essential feature for midrange and premium phones, but CPU improvements are taken for granted.
  January 11, 2022   EdgeQ Enables 5G Small Cells
The startup is sampling an integrated base-station processor with a DSP that uses the RISC-V instruction set. The SoC is suited to 5G small cells and remote units.
  January 11, 2022   Year in Review: PC Processors Adopt Hybrid CPUs
Desktop PCs had a big 2021, thanks to two new Intel releases and that company’s introduction of hybrid technology. Meanwhile, Apple converted most of its Mac lineup to hybrid Arm-compatible processors.
  January 4, 2022   Marvell Bridges MIPI to Auto Ethernet
Marvell announced several products under its new Brightlane automotive brand. The 88QB5224 is a unique chip for bridging MIPI CSI-2 cameras to an Ethernet-based automotive network.
  January 4, 2022   WD Licenses RISC-V CPUs
Storage giant Western Digital added Linux and Android support to its Swerv line of RISC-V CPU in its new EHX3. The company is licensing the new CPU, which targets low-end application processing.
  January 4, 2022   Year in Review: CPU-IP Vendors Chase High-End Wins
In the past year, new CPU cores from Arm and SiFive targeted high-performance applications in the data center and communications infrastructure. Many IP startups instead focused on edge AI.

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