China Plugs In to SDN Switch
Blog 8/30/2013 1 comment
China's top technologists gathered this week at an inaugural event in Beijing to discuss the mega-shift toward software defined networking.
Big Iron Shines at Hot Chips
Slideshow 8/29/2013 5 comments
IBM and Oracle showed competing Power 8 and M6 server CPUs at the annual Stanford event where Microsoft and others put in a few surprises.
IBM's Last Stand in CPUs?
Blog 8/28/2013 14 comments
It's not the end, but the situation looks pretty grim for IBM's storied silicon and processor technology, something Open Power hopes to fix.
Qualcomm Opens DSP Core
Slideshow 8/27/2013 8 comments
The mobile chip vendor will invite third-party programmers to write apps for its Hexagon core and has been asked to license the part to other chip vendors.
Benchmarks for Whole Phones Needed
Blog 8/19/2013 27 comments
Benchmarking is a tricky business. There are benchmarks and there are benchmarks. I'm sure I'm not alone in my weariness with reading reports on yet another batch of benchmark results.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT
News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments
ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
Mobile Rising in Processor Market
News & Analysis 8/13/2013 10 comments
Mobile processors are becoming more significant in an expanding microprocessor market, because the PC market is in the doldrums, and non-x86 processors are failing to penetrate PCs, IC Insights says.
Where Tech Projects Meet Social Change
India Chip Chat 8/7/2013 10 comments
In the recent "Himalayan tsunami," more than 10,000 pilgrims visiting Uttarakhand in north India went missing and entire villages were swept away. Could any tech projects have possibly saved them?
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs
News & Analysis 8/6/2013 4 comments
FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
MediaTek Starts Pushing Octa
News & Analysis 8/5/2013 20 comments
MediaTek has started describing the benefits of "true" Octa application processors in an apparent precursor to the launch of an eight-core processor.