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A Guide to Processors for Deep Learning
Covers processors and IP cores for accelerating deep learning, neural networks, and vision processing for AI training and inference in data centers, autonomous vehicles, and client devices.
Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2017–2022
Provides five-year revenue forecasts for more than a dozen categories of communications semiconductors including network processors, Ethernet components, PON and VDSL transceivers, network search engines, and optical-transport ICs.
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.
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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January 21, 2019

Analysts’ Choice Winners for 2018
The Linley Group recognizes 2018’s top products in the categories of embedded, mobile, networking, server, processor IP, and related technology. And the winners are…
Intel Turns Graphics up to (Gen) 11
The upcoming 10nm Ice Lake processors will employ Intel’s first mainstream GPU with 1Tflop/s of single-precision compute capability. The Gen11 graphics architecture also boosts power efficiency.
Microchip Previews RISC-V FPGAs
Due to sample in 2H19, the SoC FPGAs combine the PolarFire FPGA design with SiFive’s U54-MC complex, comprising quad 64-bit application cores, a 64-bit monitor core, and an L2 cache. 

January 14, 2019

Year in Review: Mobile Vendors Prepare for 5G
In 2018, premium processors adopted three-tier CPU configurations even as more customers bought mid-premium phones. AI and 5G will drive upgrades in 2019.
Ryzen Mobile Rises to 12nm
AMD’s new Ryzen Mobile processors boost CPU and GPU clock speeds for mainstream laptop PCs and entry-level gaming notebooks. They match up well with Intel’s Whiskey Lake products.
Achronix eFPGA Serves AI Two Ways
The next-generation Speedcore IP targets leading-edge 7nm technology while adding a machine-learning-processor block for AI. Speedster 7nm FPGA chips are scheduled to follow in 1H19.

January 7, 2019

Year in Review: IP Suppliers Push AI Accelerators
In 2018, intellectual-property vendors launched a range of deep-learning accelerators while open-source CPUs gained ground. Arm will launch its first new Neoverse core in 2019.
Qualcomm Gets Serious About PCs
The Snapdragon 8cx boosts CPU, GPU, memory, and I/O capabilities well beyond smartphone levels, enabling more-powerful Arm-based PCs beginning in mid-2019.
Barefoot Joins 400GbE-Switch Club
The startup plans to bring programmability to 400G Ethernet, with samples of its Tofino 2 switch chip due in 1H19. Employing 50Gbps PAM4 serdes, the new product delivers 12.8Tbps of bandwidth.

December 31, 2018

Year in Review: Embedded Processors Embrace AI
Artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0, edge computing, IoT, autonomous vehicles, functional safety, and security trended in 2018. New chips for 5G infrastructure are coming in 2019.
Editorial: Chiplets Gain Design Winlets
More companies are deploying multiple die in a single package using 2.5D and 3D approaches, including Intel’s new Foveros technology, but cost remains a problem.

December 24, 2018

Snapdragon 855 Is a Prime Choice
Qualcomm’s next-generation processor for premium smartphones offers a “prime core,” a new AI accelerator, and multigigabit wireless connectivity, including 2Gbps LTE and optional 5G.
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