Samsung Jumps Back to Mali Blog 7/24/2013 5 comments Samsung has designed a six-core Mali GPU into its latest Exynos 5 Octa applications processor. It's a design win for ARM, reinforcing its credibility in the fight against market leader Imagination.
TSMC Forecasts Tepid Q3 News & Analysis 7/18/2013 4 comments Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has said that demand for its wafers will "moderate" in the third quarter after it reported record sales and profits for 2Q13.
RapidIO Nudges ARM Into Servers News & Analysis 7/17/2013 5 comments The RapidIO Trade Association is developing reference designs for servers and switches, paving the way into the datacenter for ARM-based SoCs.
Startup Aims to Unsnarl IoT Code News & Analysis 7/17/2013 21 comments WigWag plans open source software to ease to job of addressing devices using any protocol on the Internet of Things. It also described the innards of its home automation devices.
Why GlobalFoundries Should Appeal to Apple Blog 7/15/2013 10 comments Speculation that Samsung, TSMC, and GlobalFoundries could all supply Apple with its next-generation processors suggests that a wafer fab in the US and a willingness to guarantee preferential access may be key factors in negotiations.
ARM Beats Intel With Revised AnTuTu Benchmark Blog 7/12/2013 17 comments The AnTuTu Benchmark, a benchmarking tool for Android smartphones and tablets, has been revised following some discrepancy over whether the latest Intel Atom processor outperformed ARM-based chips from several vendors in key aspects of the benchmark.
Complex Chips Make Tangled Business Blog 7/3/2013 5 comments As chip complexity has increased, design has climbed in abstraction, and it has created a Byzantine network of business models and opportunities. But are too many entities trying to take profit across the design process killing the goose that lays the golden IC?
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.