Huawei to give Intel LTE development support in China
News & Analysis 4/30/2012 4 comments
Intel's aspirations selling chips for mobile equipment have received a boost with the news that Huawei has agreed to work with Intel on the testing and rapid deployment of the time division duplex format applied to Long Term Evolution standard.
PolyCore upgrades multicore development tool
Product News 4/29/2012 3 comments
PolyCore Software Inc. (Burlingame, Calif.) has upgraded its Poly-Platform tool to version 2.0 with the inclusion of Poly-Mapper which provides control of memory used for messaging in multi-core software.
Samsung announces quad-core Exynos processor
Point-Counterpoint 4/26/2012 13 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that it is manufacturing a quad-core application processor for smartphones and tablet computers built on a 32-nm CMOS manufacturing process with high-k metal gate transistor stack.
3-D FPGAs enable silicon convergence
News & Analysis 4/24/2012 7 comments
Altera says its three-dimensional FPGAs can incorporate a host of traditionally discrete components to boost system performance and minimize power consumption.
ST-Ericsson rescue plan underwhelms
News & Analysis 4/24/2012 4 comments
The plan put together to try and transform the fortunes of struggling mobile chip company ST-Ericsson NV by CEO Didier Lamouche, announced Monday (April 23), at one level makes a kind of sense but also looks like the last throw of the dice by an unlucky gambler.
Intel launches Ivy Bridge processor
News & Analysis 4/23/2012 4 comments
Intel is formally launching its Ivy Bridge processor to the market. Ivy Bridge is the first device to officially come out on the company's 22-nm manufacturing process technology which includes FinFETs which are transistors built into a vertical fin of silicon.
Inward looking Renesas needs to spin outward
Blog 4/19/2012 14 comments
Whatever happened to the proposed merger of Japan’s chip vendors reported earlier this year? If you’ve been thinking that this big deal was idle, media-led speculation, I beg to differ. This baby’s still in the womb.
Startup tips self-healing secure CPU built on Cortus
Product News 4/19/2012 2 comments
French startup StarChip, a developer of application-specific processors that was founded in 2009, has announced the development of the ARX 32-bit secure core for use in payment and identification markets. ARX is based on the APS3s 32-bit RISC processor from Cortus.
Intel says 25% of shipments will be on 22-nm in Q2
News & Analysis 4/18/2012 8 comments
Intel's 22-nm manufacturing process technology with FinFET transistors will be inside 25 percent of Intel's volume shipments in the second quarter of 2012, according to Stacy Smith, Intel chief financial officer, speaking on a conference call to discuss the company's first quarter financial results.
ARM tips availability of Seahawk A15 hard macro
News & Analysis 4/17/2012 3 comments
ARM has announced the availability of Seahawk, a Cortex-A15 processor designed as a quad-core hard macro for implementation in the 28HPM process from foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Nvidia calls for move to 450mm wafers
News & Analysis 4/12/2012 6 comments
A top Nvidia engineer called for a move to 450mm wafers as one part of the solution to the growing complexity, cost and time-to-market challenges in chip design.
2D vs. 2.5D vs. 3D ICs 101
Design How-To 4/8/2012 29 comments
There’s a lot of confusion in this area, so I decided to pen a few words on the subject to explain the way in which I see things...
Mobile device chip market grew 20% in 2011, says ABI
News & Analysis 4/2/2012 2 comments
Sales revenue from chipsets designed for mobile devices increased by more than 20 percent to $35 billion in 2011, while the total semiconductor market achieved 2 percent year-on-year growth, according to market analysis firm ABI Research.