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Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2017
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, server processors and FPGAs.
Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2016–2021
Provides IC market forecast information through 2021 for more than a dozen categories of communications semiconductors. Product categories covered include network processors, Ethernet components, PON and VDSL transceivers, network search engines, and optical-transport ICs.
A Guide to Processors for Deep Learning
Covers processors and IP cores for accelerating deep learning, neural networks, and vision processing for training and inference in data centers, autonomous vehicles, and client devices.
A Guide to Multicore Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with four or more CPU cores that are used for wires and wireless communications, storage, security, and other applications.
A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
Covers data-center switch chips for 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G Ethernet. Also includes physical-layer (PHY) chips for 10GBase-T and 100G Ethernet.
A Guide to Processors for IoT and Wearables
Covers processors and connectivity chips for IoT clients and wearable devices, focusing primarily on single-chip solutions with integrated radios.
A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, automotive, consumer devices, industrial control, medical imaging, and more.
A Guide to CPU Cores and Processor IP
Covers intellectual property (IP) cores that can be used in system-on-a-chip (SoC) and ASIC designs, including CPU, GPU, and NoC.
A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations
This new report covers wireless base-station processors that integrate CPUs and DSPs for Layer 1–3 processing on a single chip. Designed primarily for small cells, residential femto cells, and macro cells, these processors cut cost and power by replacing multiple chips.
A Guide to Virtualized Network Processing
Covers packet processing for SDN and NFV, including high-end networking processors (NPUs) for switch/router designs as well as intelligent NICs (or smart NICs) for endpoints (servers).
Mobile Semiconductor Market Share Forecast 2015-2020
Forecasts market size and vendor share for application processors, cellular baseband, Wi-Fi combos, GPS, NFC, and other chips for mobile devices.
A Guide to Processors for Advanced Automotive
Covers processors for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and autonomous driving as well as IP for vision processing and neural networks.
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May 21, 2018

ThunderX2 Strengthens ARM Servers
Cavium’s new 32-core server processor features the most powerful ARM CPU yet to reach production, delivering plenty of performance for data centers and HPC.
BrainChip Aims to Spike Neural Nets
BrainChip specializes in neuromorphic processing that employs spiking neural networks. It offers the technology in an FPGA and is developing an SoC implementation called Akida.
Innovium Delivers 12.8Tbps Switch
Innovium sampled its Teralynx 12.8Tbps data-center switch in March, and investors rewarded it with a new $77 million funding round.

May 14, 2018

MIPS I7200 CPU Dons New Threads
The new MIPS I7200 is a licensable 32-bit CPU optimized for multithreaded real-time control in LTE-Advanced and 5G modems as well as Wi-Fi router and gateway chips.
10nm Problems Slip Ice Lake to 2019
Intel has delayed its 10nm volume production until next year, pushing out Ice Lake. To fill the hole in the PC-processor roadmap, it added Whiskey Lake, a 14nm product that targets laptops.
Editorial: Intel Foundry Flounders
Intel launched a third-party manufacturing business in 2010 with great expectations of challenging TSMC, but the ongoing delays in its 10nm process may kill this business.

May 7, 2018

Ryzen 2 Is First 12nm PC Processor
AMD’s first Ryzen 2 products, code-named Pinnacle Ridge, offer competitive performance and excellent value in high-end desktop PCs for gamers and content creators.
New Wireless MCUs Bolster IoT
The latest wireless microcontrollers from NXP, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments integrate multiple radios and strengthen security, promising better IoT designs.
TI Builds First Automotive-Radar SoCs
Texas Instruments is the first to reach production with automotive-radar SoCs that combine digital signal processing with the RF front end, all in a single 45nm RF-CMOS chip.

April 30, 2018

Broadcom Switch Blends 4G/5G Radios
Broadcom is sampling Monterey, an Ethernet switch chip that uniquely enables CPRI ports for 4G-cellular fronthaul as well as new Ethernet-based protocols for 5G fronthaul.
Editorial: China’s AI Dream
The AI-accelerator market is wide open, but to achieve its plan to dominate the world in this technology, China needs more than just government-funded startups selling to other domestic companies.
Ceva First to Launch 802.11ax IP
Ceva is offering 802.11ax additions to its RivieraWaves Wi-Fi family. Its new RW-AX-series targets a range of products that spans IoT/wearables, mobile devices, access points, and gateways.
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