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?