The Linley Group Announces Winners of Annual Analysts’ Choice Awards

Recognizing the Best Chips and Technology of the Past Year

Jan 12, 2018


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — January 12, 2018 — The Linley Group is proud to announce the winners of its annual Analysts' Choice Awards which recognize the top semiconductor products of 2017 in six categories: server processors, embedded processors, mobile processors, processor-IP cores, networking chips, and best technology.

"We're pleased to honor the top semiconductor innovators who we believe are developing products that will shape future industry designs," said Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst at The Linley Group. "The rapid pace of advancement makes this an exciting time for the semiconductor industry and we're delighted to recognize these exemplary technology leaders."

The Linley Group's team of analysts is deeply familiar with all the leading technology products and selected winners based on the merits of those that entered production (or, in the case of IP, released to RTL) during 2017. The contenders were evaluated for performance, power, features, and cost of each device in the context of their target application.

Following are the recipients of the 2017 Analysts' Choice Awards:

• Best Server Processor: AMD's Epyc processor
• Best Embedded Processor: Broadcom's BCM58808H processor
• Best Processor IP: Arm's Mali-G72 GPU
• Best Networking Chip: Mellanox's ConnectX-5 Ethernet controller
• Best Mobile Processor: Samsung's Exynos 8895 processor
• Best Technology: SecureRF quantum-resistant cryptography

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. For insights on recent industry news, subscribe to the company's free email newsletter: Linley Newsletter

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