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The IP companies creep toward an SoC

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 21st 2015 | Discuss
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To build a truly heterogeneous SoC, you need at least four processors The announcement of ViriSilicon’s acquisition of Vivante heats up the IP space, and puts pressure on Synopsys (which recently acquire Virlogic, which previously acquired ARC) to get a GPU, and ViriSilicon to get a CPU, so

THE QUARTER IN REVIEW

Posted by Kathleen Maher on October 21st 2015 | Discuss
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Welcome to Q3. The last quarter seemed to a high point for irrational exuberance and experimentation. It was a quarter when everyone seemed to be looking for new business, any kind of new business. Companies are living in a time of optimism, yet they’re also see¬ing

Will VR reverse the discrete GPU trend?

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 7th 2015 | Discuss
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Discrete GPU shipments have been in decline for some time, as software to take advantage of their power lags and Moore’s Law let free- GPUs, those integrated GPUs that come with the processor and aren’t charged for, catch up and run three- and four-year-old apps pretty