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PLX Rewires Datacenter for Express
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6/28/2013   6 comments
PLX Technology showed a development system that uses PCI Express instead of Ethernet or Infiniband to link servers in a rack, saving cost.
Slideshow: PCIe takes on mobile, Thunderbolt, more
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6/26/2013   3 comments
PCI Express Gen 3 will ride the MIPI M-PHY in tablets and smartphones thanks to one of several new specs from the PCI SIG.
IBM, Oracle battle over big iron at Hot Chips
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6/25/2013   8 comments
IBM’s Power 8 will go up against Oracle’s M6 and Bixby chips in a battle of next-gen server processors at the event in August.
Bristol Calling: Project looks to re-RISC the ARM
6/19/2013   22 comments
"Why can't my robot sing and dance at the same time?" asked Professor David May as he proposed a processor that implements a simplified ARM instruction set.
Microchip's new PIC32MX 32-bit microcontroller portfolio
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6/18/2013   Post a comment
The PIC32MX family offers the performance, integrated peripherals, and memory for low-cost graphic human-interface, connectivity, and digital-audio apps.
FDSOI helps ST, Rambus reach IP settlement
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6/18/2013   Post a comment
Agreement covers FDSOI design, security, memory and interface technologies and settles all outstanding claims.
AMD touts trio of 2014 server chips
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6/18/2013   1 comment
AMD has given some details on its 2014 portfolio of processors for enterprise and data center servers.
Atmel announces new SAM D20 series of ARM Cortex-M0+ MCUs
Product News  
6/17/2013   4 comments
Offering flexible, ultra-low power, high-performance solutions, new MCUs target automation, consumer, metering, and industrial apps.
Intel eDRAM attacks graphics in pre-3-D IC days
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6/17/2013   10 comments
Intel shared insights into its eDRAM technology, expected to challenge discrete graphics sockets in high end notebooks this year.
Media tablet is your next TV
News & Analysis  
6/13/2013   22 comments
That idea of “the media tablet as your next TV” is the premise on which a number of companies — software and hardware developers included — are depending to capitalize their business in 2013 and beyond.
Broadcom hits tera-ops with comms processor
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6/12/2013   5 comments
Broadcom's former NetLogic group leapfrogged rival Cavium by sampling the first comms processor to handle a trillion operations per second.
Intel processor outperforms Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung ICs
Design How-To  
6/12/2013   94 comments
Market research firm publishes benchmark tests of Intel's latest application processor, the Z2580 CloverTrail, and compares it with competitors' ARM-based offerings.
AMD tips 5 GHz gamer CPU, filling Haswell hole
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6/11/2013   8 comments
Intel failed to field an overclocked x86 for gamers with its Haswell launch last week, a gap AMD says it will fill with a 5 GHz part this summer.
Silicon Labs to acquire Energy Micro
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6/7/2013   Post a comment
Companies’ combined portfolios enable the Internet of Things, smart energy, and portable electronics.
Intel's Haswell gets mixed reviews from analysts
6/6/2013   28 comments
Intel’s new microprocessor, Haswell, won’t revive a sagging PC market or give Intel a huge leg up in tablets from what I hear.
X-ES rolls 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor-based SBCs
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6/5/2013   Post a comment
Extreme Engineering Solutions has released 3U VPX, 6U VPX, XMC, 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, 6U VME, and COM Express SBCs based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700EQ processor.
Intel’s Haswell puts more analog inside
News & Analysis  
6/4/2013   5 comments
Inside Haswell, Intel’s next CPU, are twenty of more custom inductors, designed and made by Intel to support its new on-chip voltage regulator.
London Calling: Intel tops embedded processor ranking
6/3/2013   3 comments
Intel was the top supplier of embedded processors in 2012 but its market lead is being eroded by Qualcomm, according to market researcher Semicast Research.
SMIC forms joint venture for 28-nm chip production
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6/3/2013   11 comments
Some $3.6 billion funding has been earmarked for SMIC joint-venture to focus on 45-nm and finer geometry manufacturing.
ARM aims at mid-range with three processors
Design How-To  
6/3/2013   8 comments
At the Computex show in Taiwan ARM has launched CPU, GPU and video cores that is says combine area- and cost-efficiency for the mid-range smartphone and tablet computer market.

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