Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 28, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, March 5. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Six reasons why no-one wants an Atom-based SoC You would think that an x86 core would be a pretty hot item for a system-on-chip design. So why is no one biting on Intel's offer last March to sell rights to an Atom core for SoCs made at TSMC?
2) Tabula tips time-share architecture On Monday Tabula disclosed some details of its Spacetime programmable logic architecture. The company did not reveal product details but seems to be aiming at 40-nm process node, presumably with chips launching later this year. We also covered the announcement here.
4) Freescale chip built to power sub-$99 e-readers Freescale launched the i.MX508 system chip. It combines a Vizplex display controller with an ARM Cortex-A8 applications processor and is aimed at lowering the cost of e-readers below the magic $98 price point while extending battery life to weeks.