Intel says go, triggering rush to be first with fourth generation
After months of delay, embedded board makers around the world were finally allowed to announce their products based on the Intel fourth generation Core processor in early June. Many of these had products ready back in February at Embedded World in Nuremberg but had been held back on official launches by Intel’s strict rules.
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Qualcomm could pass Intel at top of embedded processor chart
Intel could lose its position as the leading emebedded processor vendor to Qualcomm by the end of this year, according to a report from Semicast. Intel was the largest supplier of embedded processors in 2012, just ahead of Qualcomm, according to preliminary findings from the 2013 edition of Semicast’s Embedded Processing Service.
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Altera aims for FPGA performance breakthrough
Altera believes its tenth generation FPGAs and SoCs will solve the problem of newer process technologies only providing small increases in core performance. The company says that its Arria 10 and Stratix 10 will use the latest process technologies yet provide a breakthrough in performance and power consumption.
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Silicon Labs takes over Energy Micro
Consolidation in the Arm market continued last month with the announcement that Silicon Labs is taking over Energy Micro. Both companies’ 32bit MCU and wireless products use the same Arm Cortex-M architecture. Based in Norway, Energy Micro has made its name by offering what it claims is the industry’s most power-efficient portfolio of 32bit microcontrollers and is developing multi-protocol wireless RF products based on the Cortex-M architecture.
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IPC predicts slow growth
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Adacore provides software development for space station
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Processor opportunities in China
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Lynuxworks tackles security for internet of things
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Imec and Renesas break 28nm cmos receiver record
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Win a Microchip 8bit wireless development kit
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