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September 19, 2014

Cisco to absorb smart-memory IP

Cisco has decided to buy memory-controller specialist Memoir Systems and absorb the technology into its Insieme business unit, which specializes in data-center switch technologies, a move that underlines the issues facing small IP suppliers and their customers.
September 17, 2014

New flows needed for the ‘insects of the SoC world’

Chris Rowen, CTO of the IP group at Cadence Design Systems, expects the internet of things (IoT) to cause a split in approaches to SoC design, one of a set of predictions about the nascent market.
September 17, 2014

Web tool simplifies PCB-level clock-tree choices

Silicon Labs has developed a new type of parametric search tool that focuses on the selection of clock generators and jitter attenuators, making it easier to match them and downstream devices to the SoCs being designed into a PCB.
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September 16, 2014

Digia puts Qt into new company

Digia, the company that took on the cross-platform Qt toolkit from Nokia, has formed a subsidiary to focus on the software.
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September 11, 2014

TSMC: e-beam winning on cost over EUV for lithography

EUV may be getting most R&D cash but the world's biggest foundry says e-beam currently has the edge on defects and double patterning.
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September 10, 2014

Intel pins its IoT hopes on standards and data-center analytics

Intel aims to use a dual-pronged strategy that takes advantage of internet of things applications to push the x86 back into embedded-systems designs.
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September 10, 2014

Foxconn’s wishlist for wearables and the Internet of Things

Manufacturing giant says we need a new category of WPUs - wearables processing units - to create a mass market and that ARM needs to go smaller than the MO.
September 2, 2014

IoT mixed signal design: keep everything in the green

ARM and Cadence have teamed up to show how system-level and implementation-level representations of a mixed-signal design can be linked together and kept in sync as the project progresses.
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August 20, 2014

ARM explores multithreaded core as alternative to GPU computing

ARM is working on a heavily multithreaded version of its processor core to see if it can provide a more convenient alternative to GPUs.
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August 19, 2014

Simulations point to better performance for Intel 14nm finFET

Gold Standard Simulations has run simulations to work out how much of an improvement Intel's new rectangular shape represents.
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