Falling prices sink Indian chip market News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
Mobile processor enhances gaming notebooks Product News 8/28/2007 Post a comment AGEIA Technologies has launched the PhysX 100M mobile processor for high performance gaming notebook PCs that features low power and thermal design with power dissipation of nearly 10-W under game-play conditions.
Under the Hood: Gauging standard-cell performance Teardown 8/27/2007 Post a comment Standard-cell-based design has become the mainstream methodology for designing the digital-logic sections of ASICs. Semiconductor Insights shows how it used advanced imaging and algorithms to go deep inside the structure of TI's OMAP2420 SoC.
Tilera starts shipping 64-way multiprocessor Product News 8/20/2007 Post a comment Tilera Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has said it has started shipping its Tile64 processor, a 64-processor chip based on an architecture that could scale to hundreds and even thousands of cores, according to the company.
Sun advances work on novel chip interconnect News & Analysis 8/17/2007 Post a comment Sun Microsystems will demonstrate at the Hot Chips conference it has solved one of the key problems of its Proximity technology, a novel chip interconnect that someday could enable a new level of ultra-dense, high speed computer and communications systems.
Inventor forges fresh approach to writing software News & Analysis 8/16/2007 Post a comment A lone inventor claims he has created a new approach to software development, called the Coherent Object Software Architecture that could make it easier to write parallel programs for multicore processors and bring a new level of discipline to the writing code.
HP researcher in power struggle News & Analysis 8/15/2007 Post a comment Partha Ranganathan describes his research in power efficient systems and multicore processors at Hewlett Packard Labs that won him recognition from MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the top technology innovators under 35.
AMD will extend x86 for parallelism News & Analysis 8/14/2007 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices published the first of several plans to extend the x86 instruction set to ease the job of programming multicore processors, applying once again its formula of competing with Intel Corp. on technology by advancing the CPU architecture ahead of its larger archrival.
World's fastest commodity MPU? Product News 8/8/2007 Post a comment Sun Microsystems has entered the commercial silicon market with what it claims is the world's fastest commodity microprocessor, the UltraSPARC T2, with eight cores and eight threads per core.
4G race is on for 700 MHz market News & Analysis 8/6/2007 Post a comment Chip designers for Ultra Mobile Broadband and Long Term Evolution, cellular and WiMax networks are racing to support 700 MHz in the wake of last week's ruling on the spectrum from the Federal Communications Commission.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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