"This is about reinventing the PC, making it more of a consumer electronics device,"
Totally clueless! The PC can never be a true consumer electronics device because its open. Tinkering with CPUs does precisely zero to address this.
Double the pace of Moore's Law caught my eyes. With the new tri-gates, the low power Atom is expected. 15W seems high for mobile phone. Yet, it will be good for laptop and tablet. Typical consumers may choose GUI over the processing power and/ or power consumption. Will the low power Atom get an edge over ARM in the tablet market?
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 21 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...