The Linley Group Announces Winners of Annual Analysts' Choice Awards

Jan 15, 2016


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 15, 2016 – The Linley Group today announced the winners of its annual Analysts' Choice Awards which recognize the top semiconductor products of 2015 in seven categories: PC/server, mobile, embedded, processor IP, networking chip, mobile chip, and best technology.

"Our awards program not only recognizes excellence in chip design and innovation, but also recognizes the products that our analysts believe will have an impact on future designs,” said Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst at The Linley Group.  “These products significantly improve the design of systems in their target applications.”

To choose each winner, The Linley Group's team of technology analysts focuses on the merits of the leading products that entered production (or, in the case of IP, released to RTL) during 2015.  They evaluate the combined advantages in power, performance, features, and cost of each device for their target end application and market.

Following are the recipients of the 2015 Analysts' Choice Awards:

  • Best PC/Server Processor:  Intel’s Xeon D
  • Best Mobile Processor:  Samsung’s Exynos 7420
  • Best Embedded Processor:  Broadcom’s StrataGX BCM583xx “Cygnus”
  • Best Processor IP:  Ceva’s XM4 vision Processor
  • Best Networking Chip: Broadcom’s BCM56960 “Tomahawk”
  • Best Mobile Chip: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X12 LTE modem (9x45)
  • Best Technology: Intel’s and Micron’s 3D Xpoint memory

 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 conferences focused on advanced technologies for chip and system design. The Linley Group also publishes the weekly Microprocessor Report, Networking Report, and 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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