PORTLAND, Ore. — Standards group Power.org recently revealed its Power Architecture Silicon Roadmap, including the microprocessor plans of its members including AppliedMicro, Freescale, IBM, LSI, GDA Technologies, IPextreme, Synopsys, Virage Logic and Xilinx.
Power.org claims that the Power Architecture is still leading the world in 32-bit microprocessors. The group hopes to keep things that way, as well as expand its reach into 64-bit commercial cores on the high-end and low-power consumer-grade cores on the low end.
The Power Architecture Silicon Roadmap reveals the details of specific models slated to be extended—as well as new models yet to be introduced—for each company and microprocessor category, including enterprise-, access- and backbone-communications, mobile communications infrastructure, consumer gaming, high-performance computing (supercomputers) and the automotive markets.
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"The Power Architecture Silicon Roadmap shows the future growth path for the Power Architecture platform and how we plan to maintain its leadership position in tomorrows connected world," said Fawzi Behmann, director of marketing at Power.org.
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