Linley Tech 8th Annual Processor Conference Focuses on Processors for Networking and Communications Applications

Oct 08, 2014




MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 8, 2014 – The 8th Annual Linley Tech Processor Conference kicks off with a focus on the rapidly changing market dynamics affecting networking in the enterprise, carrier, and cloud-computing markets, according to The Linley Group, the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless applications. 

The two-day conference will take place October 22 - 23 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif., and features 28 technical presentations as well as panel discussions, sponsor exhibits, and networking lunches.  Topics to be covered include latest processor chips, processor IP, memory component, software, and other technology required to efficiently process data in embedded, enterprise, and cloud applications. Additional topics include security, wireless base stations, and high-performance interconnects.

 “Connected everything, increasing appetite for bandwidth, and a rapid rate of change present challenges and opportunities. Service providers are using software defined networking to bring about fundamental networking changes and vendors are responding with innovative CPU architectures and the associated memories and interconnect,” said Jag Bolaria, Linley Group principal analyst and conference chairperson. “Our goal is to provide a deeper understanding of the market and technology changes taking place and enable direct access to the industry leaders initiating these changes. This year’s conference is our largest ever, with eight new product, technology, and industry initiative announcements.

Products and technology being announced or disclosed at this event include:


  • Freescale will disclose a new addition to the QorIQ LS1 family
  • Marvell will be making an announcement for a new product
  • Soft Machines will introduce a break-through new CPU technology that revives IPC scaling
  • CAST will introduce a new power efficient 32bit CPU IP
  • RapidIO Trade Association will announce a new initiative for ARM64 processors
  • ARM Holdings will disclose a new scalable interconnect solution
  • EEMBC is announcing the formation of its new Cloud and Big-Data Server working group
  • Synopsys will share technical details of a new CPU microarchitecture

Presenting, panelist, and exhibiting companies include Broadcom, Freescale, Cavium, Imagination, EZchip, MoSys, Netronome, Avago, ASOCS, Synopsys, Xilinx, Micron, Cadence, Arteris, Inside Secure, CEVA, ARM, Tilera, AMD, NetSpeed Systems, CAST, Marvell, Soft Machines, EEMBC, Linaro, RapidIO Trade Association and Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium.

Attendees will have an opportunity to visit vendor exhibits and network with industry leaders during the cocktail reception on Wednesday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m.

The Linley Group offers free attendance to qualified registrants who sign up by October 16. For more information on the conference program and to register, please visit

About The Linley Group
The Linley Group is the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and data-center applications. The company provides strategic consulting services, in-depth analytical reports, and Linley Tech events focused on advanced technology topics. The Linley Group also publishes the weekly Microprocessor Report, Networking Report, and the new Mobile Chip Report. For insights on recent industry news, subscribe to the company's free email newsletters: Linley Wire, Linley on Mobile and Processor Watch.

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