In this case, AMD beats Intel dual core Atom badly. CPU benchmarks shows Zacate is far ahead of Intel Atom in CPU & graphics performance with the same power envelope. This CPU even has DirectX 11 support, which Intel lacks even in top of the sandy bridge CPUs.
I always enjoy the AMD and Intel fights except that one beats the other badly. Wish Obama can bail out AMD as they are good in technology, but lags badly in marketing. Why? I do not know. AMD does not know how to sell.
Trying to interpret the quote -- it sounds like Dennis is saying that all the logic was synthesized from RTL and automatically placed & routed -- no full-custom digital circuits. If that interpretation is correct, this is quite impressive, and as he said, "unique" for a chip of this magnitude.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.