Cell-Prozessor wird kein Intel-Killer News & Analysis 4/28/2005 Post a comment IBMs viel diskutierter Cell-Prozessor wird im Markt für Videospiele Furore machen – aber eine Bedrohung für die gängige PC-Architektur stellt er nicht dar. Das amerikanische Marktforschungsinstitut In-Stat hat den häufig als 'Superprozessor' apostrophierten Prozessorchip unter die Lupe genommen.
Interview : Le PDG d’AMD, Hector Ruiz évalue la concurrence News & Analysis 4/26/2005 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices a lancé son processeur Opteron double cœur en vue de prendre quelques parts de marché à Intel. Hector Ruiz, Président-directeur général d’AMD, explique comment le processeur Opteron pourrait influencer la bataille entre le fabricant de puces de Sunnyvale (Californie) et Intel pour gagner le cœur des fabricants de systèmes.
High-end computing mounts dual-core processor wagon News & Analysis 4/22/2005 Post a comment The Portland Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics, has released performance speed-up numbers for workstations based on AMD's latest dual-core Opteron that show a 30 percent increase in speed compared to the previously reported best single-chip performance.
Cypress expects Q2 profit despite wider Q1 loss News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. posted a net loss of $65.1 million, or 50 cents per share on sales of $200.3 million in the first quarter, compared to $28 million, or 22 cents per share on sales of $210.2 million in the previous quarter.
AMD präsentiert 64-Bit-Doppelkern-Prozessoren News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment Wenige Tage nach Intels Vorstellung von Dual-Core-Prozessoren zieht AMD nach. Allerdings geht das Unternehmen gleich einen Schritt weiter: Nicht aufgemotzte 32-Bit-Prozessoren sind jetzt als Doppelkern-Ausführung zu haben, sondern 64-Bit-Chips der Opteron-Familie.
China's BLX unveils 64-bit processor News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment BLX IC Design Corp., one of China's best known developers of homegrown processor technology, has released a 64-bit version of its CPU that reportedly matches the performance of the Pentium 3.
BLX moves Godson processor up to 64-bit News & Analysis 4/20/2005 Post a comment BLX IC Design Corp., one of China's best known developers of homegrown processor technology, has released a 64-bit version of its CPU that reportedly matches the performance of the Pentium 3.
UMC chairman fined over Chinese foundry disclosure, says report News & Analysis 4/20/2005 Post a comment Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission has fined Robert Tsao, chairman of foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp., for failing to disclose in a timely way its relations with Chinese foundry He Jian Technology, according to an Associated Press report on BusinessWeek Online.
AMD announces deal with DreamWorks News & Analysis 4/18/2005 Post a comment AMD Chief Executive Hector Ruiz used his keynote presentation at National Association of Broadcasters' conference to announce a technology and marketing alliance with DreamWorks Animation SKG.
Intel zögert beim high-k Gatedielektrikum News & Analysis 4/15/2005 Post a comment Laut Paolo Gargini, Intel Fellow und Director of Technology Strategy, will Intel beim 45-nm Node vorerst ohne high-k Dielektrikum auskommen,
arbeitet aber gleichzeitig an einem zweiten high-k Material, das aber eine wesentlich höhere dielektrische Konstante aufweist. Gargini betonte jedoch, dass Intels Prozess-Technologien jenseits von 65 Nanometer noch nicht fest stünden.
Intel on track with dual-core Pentiums News & Analysis 4/11/2005 Post a comment With a high-end model of its new family of dual-core Pentium processors just beginning to ship, Intel remains on track to ship in volume several more mainstream versions of that processor in the second quarter of this year.
April Newsletter: Cradle's Lineup Gets Major Upgrade News & Analysis 4/11/2005 Post a comment Last month Cradle introduced the CT3600 family, the successor to its original CT3400 chip. The CT3600 family--which includes the CT3608, CT3612, and CT3616--will offer major improvements over the CT3400 in the areas of parallelism, clock rates, and on-chip integration. Like the CT3400, the CT3600 family will primarily target digital video applications, particularly multi-channel surveillance applications.
April Newsletter: Freescale Fills its DSP Ranks News & Analysis 4/11/2005 Post a comment Last month Freescale added two new parts to its MSC711x family of StarCore SC1400-based DSPs. The new parts will operate at 300 MHz--50% faster than the existing 200 MHz parts. Both new chips will also feature 472 Kbytes of on-chip memory, up from a maximum of 408 Kbytes on existing chips. Not surprisingly, the new chips are also more expensive: the MSC7118 and MSC7119 will cost $33 and $35, respectively, up from a maximum of $25 for the existing family members.
April Newsletter: Measuring Multimedia Performance News & Analysis 4/11/2005 Post a comment At first glance, measuring processor performance on multimedia applications can seem straightforward. Many multimedia applications are based on published standards and widely available software. Hence, measuring multimedia performance may seem to be a simple matter of checking published performance data. In reality, however, reliable measures of processors' multimedia performance are hard to obtain.
April Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response" News & Analysis 4/11/2005 Post a comment Many of the new processor announcements I've seen recently stress "compiler friendliness" as one of the main advantages of the new architecture. And vendors like to boast about the enormous amounts of time and money they've spent improving their compilers. For engineering managers with tight budgets, it is tempting to buy into the idea that creating efficient code requires nothing more than setting the appropriate compiler options. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.
Intel's Bubb to leave for startup Product News 4/5/2005 Post a comment Howard Bubb, vice president and general manager of Intel Corp.'s communications infrastructure group and the former chief executive of Dialogic Corp., is leaving Intel to join a startup.
AVR MCU family adds five new members Product News 4/4/2005 Post a comment Atmel Corp.'s five newest 8-bit AVR flash microcontrollers boast low power consumption for applications requiring a large code space and extensive interfacing capability, such as single-board computers.
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...