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posted in July 2013
What if Samsung Exynos Goes ARM Architectural?
Blog  
7/31/2013   13 comments
Apple and Qualcomm already use ARM architecture licenses to design their own processor cores for use in application processors. It now looks as if Samsung is going down the same path.
Multicore Standard IDs Chips to Software
News & Analysis  
7/30/2013   3 comments
A proposed standard aims to let multicore processors share details with OSes and tools so they can automate software configuration decisions.
Flash DIMMS Invade DDR3 Slots
News & Analysis  
7/30/2013   8 comments
Startup Diablo Technologies announced a chip that lets NAND flash ride on the DDR3 DIMM bus, enabling new memory applications.
Tablet SoC Latecomer MediaTek Creeping up on Samsung
News & Analysis  
7/29/2013   38 comments
On Monday, July 29, MediaTek launches a new quad-core tablet SoC with heterogeneous multi-processing capability, which the Taiwanese chip giant declares a “world’s first.”
Intel Ireland Pushes On With 14 nm
Blog  
7/26/2013   22 comments
Intel Ireland has confirmed it is still set to produce the P1272 14 nm manufacturing process with no change on the near-term timetable.
Slideshow: Google Upgrades Android, Nexus, TV
News & Analysis  
7/25/2013   29 comments
We take a look at the new Nexus 7, Android 4.3, and Chromecast and share a brief chat with Google's Mr. Android and the chairman of Asus.
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.
Intel Engineer Builds Social Networks
News & Analysis  
7/24/2013   24 comments
Ronak Singhal Likes top computer experts in big Web companies, incites debates among his Intel colleagues, and tracks 15 emerging competitors.
Straight Talk on Self-Driving Cars
News & Analysis  
7/22/2013   45 comments
There is a visible gap between what ADAS is capable of doing today and how consumers envision the ultimate future of autonomous driving.
Android, Microserver Face Time Ahead
Blog  
7/19/2013   9 comments
I want your questions as I prepare to meet Google's new Mr. Android and get a briefing on Intel's first 22nm microserver SoC.
Is It Time to Rethink Feature Phones?
Blog  
7/19/2013   66 comments
As smartphones begin to saturate, with market winners concentrated in only a handful of brands, ignoring those quaint old feature phones might not be such a smart thing.
How ARM's Cortex-A7 Beats the A15
Blog  
7/19/2013   5 comments
You get more raw performance at about the same power consumption and in the same die area with four Cortex-A7s.
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.
AMD's Kabini Spotted Ahead of Schedule
Blog  
7/16/2013   2 comments
New Samsung laptop, said to feature AMD's latest mainstream APU, wasn't expected to be available for several months.
Apple, Samsung Reportedly Ink 14-nm Foundry Deal
News & Analysis  
7/15/2013   12 comments
Longtime Apple foundry provider Samsung will build 14-nm A9 processors for Apple beginning in 2015, according to report.
Swimming in a Patent Suit Tsunami
Blog  
7/15/2013   10 comments
We need some fresh thinking about how to navigate the rising tide of patent infringement suits.
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.
Tearing Up a $125M Check to Big Blue
News & Analysis  
7/8/2013   13 comments
Brocade chair Dave House tells how he got IBM to sign up for the Intel Inside program and management lessons he adapted from Andy Grove.
ARM's Lead Engineer Discusses Inexact Processing
Blog  
7/8/2013   7 comments
ARM's lead processor architect has told us that the company has thought about creating an inexact processor; a processor that curtails precision in the interest of saving power.
Big-Little, GPU-Compute Go Industrial
News & Analysis  
7/3/2013   13 comments
Fujitsu is aiming energy-saving SoC and heterogeneous computation techniques at graphically controlled systems in consumer and industrial sectors.
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?
Processors Everywhere, but Tools Lacking
Blog  
7/2/2013   4 comments
A research study shows the majority of IC designs are now for multiprocessor chips. But are the EDA and design verification sectors keeping up with the SoC multiprocessing revolution?
Global Chip Sales Buoyed by Phones, Memories
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   4 comments
An analyst predicts that industry bodies will report a sharp increase in the three-month moving average for May global chip sales.
Mobile, Cloud Define New Comms Reality
Blog  
7/1/2013   1 comment
We’ve redesigned the Communications Designline to be a news-centric, blog-heavy hotspot for what’s happening in today’s mobile/cloud era.
Brocade's Chairman on the Future of Engineering, Communications
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   5 comments
David House, chairman of storage networking giant Brocade and former Intel exec, shares his views on state of engineering and communications.
Can a Car Find a Parking Spot by Itself?
Blog  
7/1/2013   18 comments
Junko Yoshida is stubbornly dubious of autonomous driving, but she's strangely fascinated with the idea of autonomous parking.


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