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posted in November 2012
Globalfoundries' FinFET wafers set to roll
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11/30/2012   17 comments
The first multiproject wafer runs for foundry customers to begin testing the 14XM manufacturing process technology could start as soon as the first quarter of 2013.
Upbeat VCs have cash for a few good chips
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11/29/2012   7 comments
Despite "dismal" forecasts for chips in 2012, venture capitalists said they see lots of opportunities ahead, including some in semiconductors.
HP Labs sees ARM, Atom, memristors in server future
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11/28/2012   14 comments
Disruptive changes in data center technologies are upcoming, this week's Server Design Summit revealed.
How Kickstarter created a community for Adapteva
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11/27/2012   4 comments
In the process of raising $750,000 through Kickstarter, Adapteva seeded a developer community of nearly 5,000 potential customers.
Calxeda hires former Cisco exec as COO
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11/23/2012   Post a comment
A startup pioneering the development of ARM-based processor chips and technology for server computers, has announced that Gopal Hegde has joined the company as chief operating officer. Hegde was previously senior director of engineering at Cisco.
ARM CEO Warren East on IoT, Nokia, platforms, Europe's future
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11/21/2012   Post a comment
ARM CEO sees growth in embedded and servers while leveraging existing community, technology and infrastructure.
ARM CEO Warren East on IoT, Nokia, platforms, Europe's future
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11/21/2012   Post a comment
ARM CEO sees growth in embedded and servers while leveraging existing community, technology and infrastructure.
Ceva bids for MIPS
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11/21/2012   5 comments
DSP IP licensor CEVA has offered a competing bid of $75 million in cash for MIPS Technologies in an attempt to outbid U.K. GPU licensing company Imagination Technologies.
STMicroelectronics' new STM32 F427 and F437 MCUs
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11/20/2012   1 comment
Lead customers in energy, medical technology, and wireless markets sample industry’s new highest-performing ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers.
Yoshida in China: China Mobile holds key to LTE winners
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11/20/2012   3 comments
Qualcomm’s decisive lead hasn’t stopped companies like MediaTek, Marvell and Spreadtrum from going after the LTE market as the "Qualcomm alternative."
Silicon Valley Nation: Intel's next CEO? Warrior-poet
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11/20/2012   4 comments
With Paul Otellini retiring as Intel CEO in May, Intel has an opportunity to make a statement about itself and the electronics industry.
Microchip’s new GestIC tech for mobile-friendly 3D gesture interfaces
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
MGC3130 is the world’s first E-field-based 3D gesture controller; Includes library of gestures and precise hand position tracking.
London Calling: Intel's 14-nm process delay
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11/19/2012   7 comments
Intel Corp. reportedly sent home Irish staffers early from production training in the U.S. after deciding to delay the introduction of 14-nm process in Leixlip, Ireland. What are the implications?
Intel CEO Otellini to retire in May
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11/19/2012   26 comments
Intel said it will consider both internal and external candidates to replace Paul Otellini as CEO when he retires in May.
ISSCC: Samsung big.little, but no Intel, Nvidia CPUs
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11/19/2012   7 comments
Samsung will show an SoC using ARM A15 and A7 cores at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, but Intel’s Haswell and Nvidia’s Project Denver will be absent.
Yoshida in Japan: Can Wii U save Renesas?
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11/17/2012   9 comments
I am keen to see how the upcoming launch of Nintendo’s Wii U will fare. Why should I care? Because Renesas Electronics has a lot riding on it.
Atmel launches integrated app store and collaboration workspace
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Additions to Studio 6 further simplify embedded MCU design; Atmel Gallery delivers ecosystem that significantly reduces time-to-market for embedded MCU designs.
Slideshow: IMEC explores bio, nano frontiers
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
A digital Petri dish and a chip that runs on the power of a lemon were just two of more than a dozen demos from engineers and biologists at the IMEC research institute.
Yoshida in Japan: Imagination reimagined in Asia
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11/15/2012   Post a comment
With its deal to acquire MIPS Technologies, U.K.-based Imagination Technologies is looking to strengthen its position in the booming Asian graphics market.
Inside Intel’s Haswell with tour guide David Kanter
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11/14/2012   13 comments
Microprocessor analyst David Kanter makes some educated guesses on how Intel's 22-nm Haswell will perform based on an in-depth tour of the architecture.
Auto networking opportunities growing, Broadcom says
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
Networking standards are giving automotive OEMs a way to reallocate their R&D dollars in interesting ways, according to panel of Broadcom automotive experts
Revolutionizing simplicity with NXP's LPC800
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11/13/2012   8 comments
LPC800 microcontroller delivers basic building block for every embedded toolbox.
Corelis releases I2C exerciser version 1.23
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
New version features repeatable triggers, additional API examples, and Windows 8 support.
STMicro contactless memories with energy-harvesting capabilities
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
Battery-free NFC/RFID memory applications get quick start with energy-harvesting discovery kit from STMicroelectronics.
Startup CogniMem demos new road to computing
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11/13/2012   7 comments
CogniMem Technologies will link 40,000 of its proprietary processors into a 5.2 tera-operations per second non Von Neumann system at Supercomputing 2012.
TI SoCs target ‘purpose-built’ ARM servers
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11/13/2012   1 comment
TI will attack a variety of embedded servers and networking gear with six new SoCs that pack ARM Cortex A15 cores and its own DSPs.
Intel's Xeon Phi cracks top 500 supercomputers
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11/12/2012   7 comments
Coprocessors continue to fuel performance gains among supercomputers, with Intel’s new Xeon Phi chip claiming seven wins on the latest Top 500 list.
ARM CEO East on IoT, platforms
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11/12/2012   2 comments
Warren East, CEO of processor intellectual property licensor ARM, talks about how the company is adapting to serve an applications domain that ranges from servers, mobile and clients to the Internet of Things.
http://confidential.eetimes.com/analysis-reports/4400974/Best-of-ARM-TechCon
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11/10/2012   Post a comment
Here's a digest of our coverage of this year's key ARM show, with a focus on the new 64-bit "big-little" architecture.
Silicon Valley Nation: Intel's Itanium-Xeon conundrum
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11/9/2012   Post a comment
Will the processor giant merge two high-end CPUs or stay the course?
Qualcomm overtakes Intel in market capitalization
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11/9/2012   20 comments
It's focus on apps processors for mobile devices and the fact that it is fabless has helped push Qualcomm past Intel in terms of market capitalization.
HP plugs eight-core Itanium into five servers
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11/8/2012   2 comments
Hewlett-Packard announced five servers using Intel's latest Itanium processor, a 32-nm chip sporting eight cores and up to 32 Mbytes cache.
Electronica: Porous metal could help cool processors
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11/8/2012   1 comment
U.K. startup Versarien will demonstrate porous metal technology and its applicability to thermal management products during the Electronica exhibition in Munich from Nov. 13-16.
Yoshida in China: 'Shanzhai' clouds tablet data
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11/8/2012   7 comments
The global tablet market may be much as much as 50 percent larger than most estimates thanks to increasing numbers of "Shanzhai" tablets produced in China.
HP and the vanishing systems engineer
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11/7/2012   18 comments
Systems engineers are a vanishing breed at Hewlett-Packard, and I suspect at many OEMs. I’m concerned with what that means for the future.
Free MPLAB XC32++ compiler from Microchip
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11/6/2012   1 comment
Free C++ compiler is standards-compliant for commercial apps, includes Dinkumware libraries, and has no time or memory limits.
Free Cortex-M3 MCU dev kits from Energy Micro & CODICO
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11/6/2012   Post a comment
These kits enable embedded system designers to discover the fastest and most effective way to develop energy-efficient products – free of charge.
Cadence 14nm test-chip boasts ARM MCU and IBM FinFET tech
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11/6/2012   Post a comment
14-Nanometer SOI FinFET process leverages ecosystem partnerships between EDA, foundry, and IP providers to deliver significant power savings potential.
Slideshow: China fabless Nufront in search of new frontie
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11/6/2012   8 comments
Nufront is a company to watch, as it battles against competitors like RockChip and AllWinner in China. A larger question remains, though, how Nufront will define its new frontier – beyond the tablet market.
Slideshow: ARM server boards, demo from Applied
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11/5/2012   6 comments
Applied showed four prototype boards and an FPGA version of its 64-bit ARM server SoC running a demo of a full Web software stack despite its lack of a working chip.
Slideshow: Highlights from ARM TechCon 2012
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11/5/2012   2 comments
ARM TechCon 2012 featured the latest in ARM-based servers, superphones, a Monster Mash and an "Internet of Wings" powered by Angry Birds.
Slideshow: Highlights from ARM TechCon 2012
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11/5/2012   2 comments
ARM TechCon 2012 featured the latest in ARM-based servers, superphones, a Monster Mash and an "Internet of Wings" powered by Angry Birds.
Slideshow: Highlights from ARM TechCon 2012
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11/5/2012   2 comments
ARM TechCon 2012 featured the latest in ARM-based servers, superphones, a Monster Mash and an "Internet of Wings" powered by Angry Birds.
Big.little test results show promise, ARM reports
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11/5/2012   8 comments
Benchmarks on a test chip (shown) revealed ARM’s big.little approach can cut power consumption 50 percent without sacrificing performance, ARM said.
Linaro ARM server efforts targets Linux code
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11/1/2012   Post a comment
Thirteen companies will develop low level, open source code for Linux-based ARM servers as part of a new group within Linaro, a non-profit open-source collaboration.
Design West 2013 -- Call for papers
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11/1/2012   Post a comment
The deadline for paper submissions for Design West 2013 is almost upon us.
Slideshow: ARM A57 core revealed
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11/1/2012   21 comments
ARM provided the first public description of its new high-end 64-bit core, the Cortex A57, noting it will deliver 1250 SpecInt2000 at 1.7 GHz.


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