As pointed out by some of the earlier comments, Spansion is not the first to the market with an R5 core. While Spansion may provide misleading comments about their products, EETimes needs to confirm their veracity before publishing; you cannot just publish something verbatim! Though, this is not the first time this correspondent has been doing this. Sorry to say, these are poor journalistic standards.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.