Secure CPU vendor introduces security server
News & Analysis 9/28/2009 Post a comment
Secure processor vendor CPU Technology introduced a security server that combines hardware and software used to encrypt embedded applications and configure security features for the company's Acalis CPU872 secure processors.
Intel dials in 45nm for TV chip gambit
News & Analysis 9/25/2009 Post a comment
Intel Corp. formally announced its first 45nm system-on chip—the CE4100 or Sodaville--at the Intel Developer Forum, its second swing at a device aimed for TVs and other digital living room systems.
Otellini denies antitrust charges in EC's Intel report
News & Analysis 9/23/2009 Post a comment
Chief executive Paul Otellini denied Intel Corp. engaged in anticompetitive practices outlined in a 518-page report released Monday by the European Commission, and said in a Q&A session after his keynote at the first day of the Intel Developer Forum that Intel will present its evidence in an appeal of the EC's May decision to slap a $1.45 billion fine on the chip maker.
Otellini: Intel to ship more SoCs than PC CPUs -- someday
News & Analysis 9/22/2009 Post a comment
Intel Corp. will someday ship more system-on-chip devices than PC processors, said chief executive Paul Otellini whorolled out new software efforts to drive its Atom-based chips into handsets and other devices and.showed the company's first working 22nm SRAM devices, 364 Mbit chips with 2.9 billion transistors.
Europe releases report on Intel antitrust investigation
News & Analysis 9/21/2009 1 comment
A day before the opening of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the European Commission has released a 518-page report detailing its allegations of antitrust violations against Intel Corp. for which it levied a $1.45 billion fine in May.
The path to money in medical systems design
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 9/21/2009 Post a comment
Between government stimulus packages, an aging population, exploding healthcare costs and increasing need for better remote diagnostics, it's understandable that engineers looking for the next big opportunity would look up and cry: "Thars gold in them thar [medical] hills." But not so fast.
IC analyst sees tighter supply, ASP growth
News & Analysis 9/18/2009 Post a comment
A historically low level of capital spending by chipmakers is paving the way tight supply conditions that will result in increased average selling prices but may have unforeseen ramifications, according to an industry analyst.
ARM announces 'Osprey' A9 core as Atom-beater
News & Analysis 9/16/2009 1 comment
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) has developed two implementations of a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor design that it has called Osprey. The 40-nm hard-macro processor, capable of achieving 2-GHz clock frequency, is one of the highest performing cores yet developed by ARM.
Verifying next-generation system-on-chip designs
Design How-To 9/14/2009 Post a comment
The first EETimes System on Chip Virtual Conference this week looked at next-generation SoC design, with a special session on verification, a topic that has stymied the best designers at a time of rapid time to market, multiple heterogeneous IP blocks and ever-more-complex designs. This series of features and courses will set the stage for that session, so use them to catch up and join in what is sure to be a fascinating discussion.