The Linley Group Reveals 2019 Analysts’ Choice Awards Winners

Honoring the Best Chips and Technology of the Past Year

Jan 20, 2020

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--January 20, 2020--The Linley Group today announced the winners of the coveted Analysts' Choice Awards. The annual awards recognize the top semiconductor and processor IP offerings of the year in seven distinct categories: AI accelerators, embedded processors, mobile processors, server or PC processors, processor IP, networking chips, and best technology.

"We reviewed numerous outstanding products and concluded that these technology innovators deserved the recognition in their respective categories. This year, we added a new category to recognize the rapid growth in AI accelerators,” said Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst at The Linley Group. “Our awards program not only recognizes excellence in chip design and innovation, but also acknowledges the products that our analysts believe will have an impact on future designs. We extend our congratulations to these deserving winners.”

The Linley Group's analysts selected the winners based on the merits of those that entered production (or, in the case of IP, released to RTL) during 2019. On the basis of their coverage in Microprocessor Report, the analyst team is well-versed in all the leading technology products and evaluated the contenders based on performance, power, features, and cost of each device in the context of their target application.

Following are the recipients of the 2019 Analysts' Choice Awards: 

  • Best AI Accelerator: Goya processor from Habana (now part of Intel)
  • Best Server or PC Processor: AMD’s second-generation Epyc processor
  • Best Embedded Processor: Syntiant’s NDP101 processor
  • Best Mobile Processor: Huawei’s Kirin 810 processor
  • Best Processor IP: Arm’s Mali-G77 GPU
  • Best Networking Chip: Broadcom’s BCM56670 switch chip
  • Best Technology: Intel’s Foveros 3D-stacking technology

About The Linley Group

The Linley Group is the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for a broad range of applications including networking, communications, data-center applications, mobile, and embedded. The company provides strategic consulting services, in-depth analytical reports, and conferences focused on advanced technologies for chip and system design. The Linley Group is the publisher of the noted Microprocessor Report, a weekly publication. For insights on recent industry news, subscribe to the company's free email newsletter: Linley Newsletter.

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