Reports: Google could "standardize" Android on ARM
News & Analysis 3/31/2011 8 comments
Google Inc. may be entering talks with ARM Holdings plc about a standardization of Android operating system for an ARM-based chipset, according to a Digitimes report that references unnamed sources at notebook computer makers.
MIPS plans 64-bit multithreaded cores
News & Analysis 3/28/2011 2 comments
Hoping to get a jump on archrival ARM, MIPS will launch this fall 64-bit synthesizable cores that support multithreading and issue multiple instructions per clock cycle.
MPU rankings: No share change seen in 2010
News & Analysis 3/24/2011 3 comments
Microprocessor market share gain was virtually nil in 2010, as Intel continued to dominate smaller rival AMD with an estimated 81 percent market share, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Xelerated's HX336 NPU reduces power consumption by 50%, rapid transition to 100GE
Product News 3/23/2011 Post a comment
The HX336 from Xelerated is a wirespeed single-chip network processor (NPU) with advanced traffic management and deep packet buffering for 100GE/OTU4 systems, the latest addition to Xelerated's HX family of network processors. The HX336 reduces power consumption by approximately 50 percent compared to competing multi-chip packet processing and traffic management solutions.
Smarter solutions for in-vehicle signage and infotainment
Blog 3/21/2011 Post a comment
This white paper at the Intel Embedded Community looks at an example using the Intel Atom E600 of how an industrial-grade solution can be deployed with in-vehicle digital multimedia applications to provide rich multimedia content for instant information and entertainment delivery.
Chinese startup Brite takes broad ARM license
News & Analysis 3/20/2011 Post a comment
Brite Semiconductor Corp., a fabless chip company and design house founded in 2008, has said it has licensed a broad portfolio of processor cores from ARM Holdings plc, including Cortex, ARM9, ARM11 and Mali graphics processors on a multi-year deal.
Capacitive sensing applications widen
Design How-To 3/18/2011 3 comments
HMI technologies have gone through a paradigm shift. This article highlights the importance of capacitive sensing in HMI evolution as well as applications beyond automotive infotainment systems.
Intel plans sub-10W Atom server CPU
News & Analysis 3/16/2011 8 comments
Intel will ship next year an Atom-based CPU consuming less than 10W to compete with a growing array of ARM-based chips for servers in big, power constrained data centers.
AMD focuses on embedded
News & Analysis 3/13/2011 3 comments
With the announcement of three additional low power processors targeting the embedded space, AMD has renewed its commitment to non-PC applications.
Fujitsu shapes the virtual dashboard
News & Analysis 3/13/2011 1 comment
In next-generation vehicles, the instrument cluster will be replaced by a graphical display, enabling car designers to provide situation-sensitive information to the drivers.
Analyst: Intel may miss Q1 sales target
News & Analysis 3/11/2011 10 comments
Intel is in danger of missing the midpoint of its first quarter sales target range due to multiple signs of weak PC demand from the PC supply chain, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Fujitsu's MB86R11 Emerald-L enables 360° wrap-around view for automotive sector
Product News 3/1/2011 Post a comment
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has developed a driver's visual assistance technology that features an advanced wrap-around view, implemented in their MB86R11 Emerald-L chip. The video images from four cameras are combined and projected onto a virtual 3D curved surface. The images on that surface can be seen from any desired point-of-view using 3D virtual projection.