This is note-worthy because the IVI systems were used to be dominated by either the proprietary architecture from Renesas, or the PowerPC architecture, or the ARM architecture. Nissan is a major vehicle and therefore represent the first major design win for the embedded x86 in the IVI applications. It was a public information that embedded Atom was designed into at least one IVI system in China last year.
what an absurd bit of non-news. why would it matter at all whether the inside of a component is one x86 processor or another? or even if it's x86 at all? the volume of this device is not trivial, but not really significant either in a market that sells many hundreds of millions of processors.
what part is this? Just a Atom proc or the hybrid part containing Atom proc and reprogrammable area in same package?
The implication would be very different from market's standpoint for the different parts.
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