mannerisms

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

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ARM’s Charm

ARM is patting itself on the back for the success of its 64-bit architecture which was conceived seven years ago and announced in late 2011…

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When 4bit-per-cell Flash Looked Possible.

A decade ago, people were talking about 4bit-per-cell flash. As we all now know, we are only now getting to 3bit-per-cell flash. But in the bright new dawn of 2005, there were hopes of much better things…

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The WPU

After the MPU, CPU and GPU, now comes the WPU – the Wearable Processing Unit – a multi-core co-processor which adopts ARM’s Big-Little strategy of having multiple cores for different work-loads…

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Intel-Spreadtrum?

Intel’s China strategy is either fiendishly clever or a sign of desperation. The rumour now is that it’s getting into bed with Chinese fabless mobile chip company Spreadtrum…

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CSR In Play

After rejecting an offer from Microchip Technology to buy the company, CSR is very much in play. It has appointed bankers to oversee a transaction. Microchip has a month to come back with a better offer or walk away…

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Final Roll Of The Legal Dice For Intel

Intel is having one last throw of the dice in its anti-trust row with the EU – it is appealing to the final court of appeal – the European Court of Justice – on a point of law…

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Goodbye To Logic IDMs

There will be only two IDMs making logic at the 22/20nm node – Intel and Samsung, observes IC Insights…

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