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3D Thursday (early): Steve’s Improbable History of 3D ICs? Six decades of 3D electronic packaging

Last week at the 9th International SoC Conference in Newport Beach, I moderated a 3D IC panel that did a great job of exploring today’s state of the art for 3D IC development. I will be blogging the presentations made … Continue reading

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What’s unique about the new $199 Android-based Amazon Kindle Fire tablet?

Is it the toughened Gorilla-Glass screen? Nope. Is it the dual-core processor? Nope. Is it the “cloud-accelerated” Amazon Silk browser? Nope. Is it the 8-hour battery life? Certainly not. Is it the unified email inbox? Getting warmer. Is it the … Continue reading

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Need an ARM-based 32-bit microcontroller? There’s more than a few full houses on offer.

When 17 microcontroller vendors pick your processor architecture, you have a right to sing “Something’s happening here.” Alban Rampon of ARM just published a blog entry titled “ARM Cortex-M—How could you choose your microcontroller?” This blog entry lists 17 semiconductor … Continue reading

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Mashup of the Titans: TI to buy National Semi

Good thing this wasn’t announced on April 1! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TI intends to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion, $25/share, essentially a 78% premium over today’s closing price for National’s stock. These two semiconductor firms … Continue reading

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Friday video: OMAP 5 and the future of user interfaces. Are you ready for your closeup, Mr. Cruise?

Earlier this week, TI introduced its OMAP 5 quad-core platform for mobile multimedia devices. It has four on-chip ARM processor cores, two ARM Cortex-A15 application processors—capable of running at 2GHz each if needed—and two ARM Cortex-M4 cores to handle real-time … Continue reading

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ARM’s Cortex-A15: A big step up for the ARM processor architecture. Targeting 32nm and 28nm technology nodes.

Earlier this week Cadence announced that it worked with ARM to develop an implementation methodology for the recently announced, high-end ARM Cortex-A15 processor core, code-named Eagle. The ARM Cortex-A15 processor core has an expanded 40-bit (1Tbyte) memory address space (called … Continue reading

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