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Slideshow: Novel server CPUs glow at Hot Chips
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8/30/2012   8 comments
In the next five years, ARM-based SoCs will grab about ten percent of the server market, according to a straw poll at Hot Chips where new Power and Sparc chips also debuted.
Report: TSMC rebuffs Apple, Qualcomm
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8/29/2012   31 comments
Apple and Qualcomm have each offered more than a $1 billion to foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to obtain a dedicated supply of processor chips, and both their offers have been rejected, according to a Bloomberg report.
AMD reports progress in cores, SoCs, APIs
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8/29/2012   2 comments
The Heterogeneous Systems Architecture group could finish “within months” the first draft of a new API, said Mark Papermaster (pictured), AMD's CTO in an interview at Hot Chips.
Intel gives peek inside Xeon Phi at Hot Chips
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8/28/2012   4 comments
Xeon Phi aka Knights Corner packs more than 50 quad-threaded Pentium-class cores with 512-bit vector units and 25 Mbytes cache around a 512-bit, three-ring interconnect.
AMD's Jaguar packs four cores in one for mobile
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8/28/2012   9 comments
AMD’s Jaguar puts four x86 cores into one unit with a large shared L2 cache to compete with Intel’s Core and Atom chips in notebooks, tablets and embedded systems.
DoCD – DCD’s on-Chip FPGA/SoC Debugger
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8/27/2012   Post a comment
DoCD offers real time, non-intrusive debug capability, enabling pre-silicon validation and post-silicon on-chip software debugging.
New twist in Intel, ARM server war: Interconnects
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8/23/2012   13 comments
RapidIO is quietly courting ARM, ARM SoC and server makers in an effort to become as an open alternative to proprietary technologies in Intel Xeon chips.
Adapteva ships OpenCL compiler for Epiphany
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8/22/2012   2 comments
Adapteva Inc. has released an OpenCL compiler for its Epiphany multicore floating–point processor.
Startup delivers integrated storage, server
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8/20/2012   1 comment
Startup SimpliVity comes out of stealth mode today debuting OmniCube, an integrated server, storage and networking system packed into a single 2U box.
Toshiba cancels ARM-based computer
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8/15/2012   18 comments
Toshiba Corp. has cancelled plans to sell computers that run the Windows RT operating system from Microsoft Corp. and that are based on an ARM-based processor, due to delays in getting adequate supplies of components, according to reports.
Yoshida in China: Vendors caught napping on smartphones
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8/14/2012   2 comments
A sudden switch from feature phones to smartphones in China is catching everyone off guard – including China’s domestic handset vendors.
TI's 32-bit C2000 Piccolo F2802x microcontrollers
Product News  
8/13/2012   3 comments
32-bit microcontrollers feature integration in small packages and robust hardware and software ecosystems to ease development for white goods and industrial applications.
2nd gen Mali graphics processors target tablets, smartphones, smart-TVs
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8/7/2012   Post a comment
ARM has launched the second generation of its Mali-T600 series graphics processing units (GPUs), improving the user experience for tablets, smartphones and smart-TVs.
Reports: Wafer discounts, rush orders from MediaTek, Nvidia
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8/7/2012   Post a comment
The supply of chips from foundries in Taiwan is being complicated by discounting and rush orders as companies try to benefit from more-available 40-nm silicon to win against chips design in less available 28-nm, according to reports.
Digital Core Design introduces DMAC-RMII
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8/6/2012   Post a comment
This IP Core, for use in ASICs/SoCs and FPGAs, supports 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX/FX IEEE 802.3-2002 compliant RMII PHYs.
High-profile ex-Intel exec joins Qualcomm as new marketing chief
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8/6/2012   17 comments
After more than a year of silence, Anand Chandrasekher, a high-profile, former Intel executive once responsible for the microprocessor giant’s mobile group, has resurfaced, as chief marketing officer at Qualcomm.
Samsung plans ARM-based CPU for servers, says report
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8/6/2012   15 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is planning to introduce an ARM-based CPU for server applications in 2014, according to a Seoul Economic Daily report in Korean.
Apple v Samsung: Rights and Wrongs
Blog  
8/6/2012   22 comments
Both Apple and Samsung are right—and wrong—and here’s what I think both sides ought to do to get some sanity back into the mobile industry and the patent process.
What's the dress code where you work?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/3/2012   71 comments
I stopped at the gas station on the way into work the other day to grab a cup of coffee. As I was leaving, a guy about my age was entering. Together we provided quite a contrast…
AMD recruits Apple processor guru as chief chip architect
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8/1/2012   17 comments
AMD has announced the appointment of Jim Keller as chief architect for microprocessor cores reporting to CTO Mark Papermaster.


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