The proposed merger of Freescale and NXP will result in a semiconductor company that challenges the giants.
That’s according to chief analyst Dale Ford at IHS, who said the merged entity will be in the top 10 semiconductor companies in the world, outranking other giants such as Broadcom and ST Microelectronics. more»
Intel has lifted the veil on a new Xeon D family of processors which are the company’s first ever Xeon-based System-on-Chip (SoC).
The news is bad for ARM because it is wanted to dominate the microserver market and this package is exactly what it does not want out there. more»
AMD is pinning its hopes on ARM servers and custom designs to pull its nadgers out of the fire, sources inside the company are saying.
New CEO Lisa Su has said ARM servers will account for as much as 15 percent of the total server market in less than five years and AMD wants a slice of that. more»
A financial analyst said that an announcement made by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has thrown into sharp relief Intel’s inability to capture market share.
Mark Hibben, at Seeking Alpha, said that while the CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich, delivered a keynote at MWC, Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S6 phone shows that the California company is way behind in its egregious goals. more»
British chip company ARM said it is offering £10,000 in prizes in a contest to create smart devices based on its Cortex-M4 microprocessor.
The competition runs from March to June this year with the goal to create devices in the home automation, measurement, the internet of things or system control. more»
It seems that the British chip designer ARM has done a lot better than the cocaine nose-jobs of Wall Street have predicted.
ARM posted a 25 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit, ahead of expectations, helped by a strong year end in companies licensing its technology and growing royalty revenues. more»
British chip designer ARM has bought Dutch firm Offspark, which is an open source security software outfit.
It is all part of ARM’s cunning plan to make chips for the internet of things. It seems that the move by Intel to buy McAfee is starting to make some sense and ARM is seeing the wisdom of having inhouse security software. more»
British chip designer ARM Holdings unveiled a new processor aimed at better computing performance and beefed-up graphics for smartphones and tablets.
We will not see the new Cortex-A72 processor hit the streets until next year but it is being touted as saving ARM’s bacon. more»
The people who make popular do-it-yourself circuit board said that they’ve released a new version of the device.
The Raspberry Pi 2 sells for $35 – the same price as before, but now comes with a 900MHz quad core ARM Cortex A7 CPU, 1GB of SDRAM, and retains compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 1. more»
Microsoft appears to have further muddied the waters with its announcements about Windows 10 last week.
The new version of Windows, which no one really expects to be available until September this year at the earliest, is supposed to run on all sorts of different hardware platforms. more»
Intel released its fourth quarter 2014 results yesterday afternoon with income jumping 39 percent on improved demand for personal computer and server system chips. The company allowed that it is expecting a somewhat flat first quarter for 2015 which led shares 1.9% lower in after-hours trading. more»
Nvidia and AMD have had their move to 16nm and 20nm designs hampered by the limited capacity of both nodes at manufacturer TSMC.
According to WCCFTech.com, AMD GPUs are made by TSMC as are Nvidia’s chips. But it looks like all TSMC’s capacity has been sucked up by Apple and Samsung. more»
In a bid to generate more revenues, graphics firm Nvidia is to start licensing its GPU designs to other companies.
Nvidia has already started licensing its “Kepler” graphics processor and, according to Digitimes Research, it will do the same for its future processor Maxwell. more»
Technology from Calxeda, which shut down last year, is being repackaged and built by Silver Lining Systems.
Last year founder Barry Evans shuttered Calxeda which pioneered low-power ARM-based chips for use in servers for scale-out data centre environments. At the time, the industry was not interested. more»
ABI Research believes that by the end of this year processors including embedded security technology will reach the billion mark.
Vendors are building in the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) will reach 366 million as part of that figure.
The shipments are driven by governments, financial service companies and other enterprises largely to ensure secure ID and payments. more»