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posted in October 2013
ARM Servers Face Long, Winding Road
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10/31/2013   24 comments
ARM's hopes of making a major incursion on Intel's dominance of cloud computing are getting dialed back by ARM and its partners.
Qualcomm Buys Arteris Tech, Team
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10/31/2013   11 comments
Arteris says it will continue to license, support, and enhance its on-chip networking technology even though Qualcomm now owns the IP and the design team.
Spreadtrum Sees Opening for Single-Core Chipset
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10/30/2013   5 comments
Spreadtrum Communications announced this week that the company's single-core WCDMA/HSPA+ smartphone chipset, dubbed SC7710, is now in mass production.
Toyota Case: Inside Camry’s Electronic Control Module
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10/30/2013   45 comments
In many recent Toyota cases, one nagging question recurs: If software bugs are in the system, why have millions of owners never experienced unintended acceleration? The trial transcript explains the complexity.
Mobile Phones Too Crowded: Nobody Goes There Anymore
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10/29/2013   14 comments
More than 3.4 billion people -- nearly half the world's population -- own mobile phones, a Worldwatch Institute study.
Join EE Times Live Chat During ARM CEO's Keynote, Wed. Oct. 30, 9 AM PT
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10/29/2013   Post a comment
Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Rick Merritt will be live blogging at ARM CEO Segars's keynote at ARM TechCon. Please join in the conversation.
HP Preps 64-Bit ARM Server for 2014
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10/29/2013   8 comments
Hewlett-Packard is running 64-bit ARM servers based on Applied Micro's XGene, and it aims to ship them next year.
Google Can Win Over Apple, Samsung
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10/29/2013   14 comments
Despite the gutsy drive it showed at its developer conference this week, Samsung lacks a cohesive software strategy to win the software war ahead.
ARM Drives Mali GPU to New High
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10/29/2013   9 comments
ARM announced two new Mali mobile GPU cores, the T760, which it claims outperforms archrival Imagination, and the T720 for middle-market devices.
Intel Makes 14nm ARM for Altera
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10/29/2013   17 comments
In a case of strange bedfellows, Intel will make next year 14nm versions of Altera FPGAs using 64-bit ARMv8 cores.
Samsung Courts Apple, Google Developers
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10/28/2013   10 comments
At a developer's conference attracting 1,300 registrants, Samsung rolled out a swath of new APIs for its smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.
Computer Graphics: Power-Efficient Rendering
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10/28/2013   4 comments
Today’s mobile processors are improving at an astonishing rate – and consequently delivering visually stunning user experiences at less than 3 watts of power consumption.
Slideshow: Imagining a Trillion Sensor World
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10/28/2013   20 comments
The organizer of the Trillion Sensor Summit is one of many executives trying to both accelerate and get ahead of the Internet of Things.
Alliance Revs Up Cloud Computing Research
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10/25/2013   10 comments
A new effort promises to meet the need for performance per Watt gains in cloud computing at a time when advances in CMOS are slowing.
Mentor to Bring Virtualization to Automotive Designers
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10/24/2013   16 comments
The need to run a growing number of operating systems, applications, and tasks safely on the same ECU inside cars has gotten practically everyone in the automotive food chain talking about hypervisors.
Perlmutter, 34-Year Veteran, to Leave Intel
News & Analysis  
10/23/2013   13 comments
Once considered a candidate for the CEO job, Dadi Perlmutter has decided to leave Intel on Feb. 20.
ARM Unveils New Architecture for Automotive
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10/23/2013   17 comments
ARM has unveiled new real-time microprocessor architecture featuring a hardware-assisted virtualization mode. Nvidia is likely to be among the first to license the new architecture.
Oracle Laser Lights Way to Silicon Photonics
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10/22/2013   18 comments
Oracle is working on a low-power laser that it hopes will drive the next-generation silicon photonics needed for high-end servers.
ARM Snags New Customers in Record Quarter
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10/22/2013   12 comments
With 48 licensing deals closed in its third quarter, ARM reported sales up 26 percent and profits up 36 percent, year-over-year.
Nokia Guns for 6-Inch Phablets
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10/22/2013   16 comments
Nokia showed off its first tablet (10-inch screen) and two six-inch screen 'phablets' at the company's annual event in Abu Dhabi.
PCs Down 11%, Tablets Up 53% in 2013
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10/21/2013   24 comments
A day before Apple launches its fifth-generation iPad, Gartner predicted a continued decline this year for PCs and a continued surge in tablets.
Slideshow: ITS Touts Automation & Big-Data
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10/17/2013   9 comments
ITS World Congress turns out to be a confluence of disparate industries -- foremost among them automotive, mobile, telecommunications, and computers.
Are You Ready When Your Google Car Freaks Out?
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10/16/2013   90 comments
There is one question everyone seems to avoid asking and answering: How does a self-driving car, when faced with a crisis beyond its program, hand control back over to the driver?
TI Launches Purpose-Built SoCs for Automotive Vision
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10/16/2013   15 comments
TI is rolling out a new family of SoCs for automotive vision-processing applications. Based on heterogeneous system architecture, the ADAS SoCs are designed to run high performance vision-processing at low power.
Imagination Takes On ARM’s big.LITTLE With Its Warrior Core
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10/15/2013   2 comments
Imagination Technologies announced the first MIPS Series 5 ‘Warrior P-class’ CPU, which the company claims represents “a major step forward in feature set” for high-performance MIPS CPU IP cores.
Broadcom Tips Custom 64-Bit ARM Core
News & Analysis  
10/15/2013   14 comments
Broadcom became the latest chip vendor to enter a heated race to deliver 64-bit server and comms SoCs based on a custom ARM core.
Is It Up or Down? Depends on How & What You Count
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10/14/2013   7 comments
Gartner and IDC released their measurements of the PC industry. The dueling giant research firms have never agreed on the exact number.
IDT CEO Shuffle: Why & What Next?
News & Analysis  
10/14/2013   31 comments
When Ted Tewksbury suddenly retired as CEO of Integrated Device Technology seven weeks ago, neither he nor the company explained what happened, or why.
Changing SoC Landscape Goes Further up the Supply Chain
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10/10/2013   5 comments
The coming 20 nm and 16 nm FINFET will shake up the whole SoC and IP supply chain, according to an Imagination Technologies’ executive.
Mellanox Preps Silicon Photonics, 100G Switch
News & Analysis  
10/7/2013   8 comments
Aiming to drive 100G comms gear into broader markets, Mellanox said it will ship systems using silicon photonics as soon as the end of 2104.
Verizon Taps AMD's Sea Micro Servers
News & Analysis  
10/7/2013   6 comments
AMD said a deal to supply Verizon's datacenters is evidence of interconnect technology coming to future server SoCs.
Intel Quark Rides Arduino
News & Analysis  
10/3/2013   19 comments
Intel's new CEO Brian Krzanich appeared on the Maker Faire Rome stage to show an Arduino-compatible board using Intel's new Quark processor.
TSMC Shows Path to 16nm, Beyond
News & Analysis  
10/2/2013   39 comments
Chip bellwether TSMC detailed its steady progress on its 20 and 16nm nodes, but said little about the expected costs increases they will carry.
Auto Market Challenges Chipmakers’ Stamina
News & Analysis  
10/1/2013   25 comments
I don’t think I’m alone in wondering why any chip company these days would stay in the automotive electronics market.


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