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Android 5.0 dev kits simplify octacore Snapdragon designs

November 22, 2014
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[Updated 11:40pm] — Intrinsyc unveiled an Android 5.0 dev platform for the Snapdragon 810 SoC in phone, tablet, SBC, and COM versions that debut DDR4 and TransferJet tech.
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Intel to merge mobile and PC divisions amid mobile losses

November 18, 2014
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Intel is planning to merge its struggling mobile division with its PC division, and Rockchip released an ARM mobile SoC that was developed with Intel.
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Timesys tips LinuxLink support for Renesas RZ/A SoC

November 15, 2014
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[Updated Nov 21] — Timesys announced LinuxLink support for the Cortex-A9 based Renesas RZ/A SoC and RSK HDK. Renesas also tipped an RZ/A-based board for ARM Mbed development.
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Qseven computer-on-module debuts 3W Atom

November 14, 2014
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Congatec announced a “Qseven Headless” module based on a new 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3805 SoC that lacks graphics, but has a TDP of only 3 Watts.
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BeagleBone cape eases access to the Sitara SoC’s PRU

November 6, 2014
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TI has launched a $39, Linux-ready cape for the BeagleBone Black for evaluating the Sitara SoC’s programmable real-time unit for applications like robotics.
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LG’s first SoC debuts on 5.9-inch G3 Screen phone

October 24, 2014
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LG announced its first SoC, a Cortex-15 and –A7 octa-core “Nuclun” with LTE-A Cat.6 tech that debuts this week in a Korea-bound LG G3 Screen Android phone.
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TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

October 22, 2014
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TI is prepping two OMAP5 based Linux-and Android-ready automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging GPUs, to handle digital clusters, ADAS, and infotainment.
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Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS

October 20, 2014
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Synopsis announced an “HS38″ version of its Linux-focused DesignWare ARC core IP with a new ARCv2 ISA and support for 2.2GHz, 4200 DMIPS speeds at 28nm.
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Allwinner reveals new octa-core and 64-bit quad-core SoCs

October 14, 2014
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Allwinner unveiled octa-core, Cortex-A7 based “A83T” and “H8″ SoCs for tablets and media-streaming boxes, respectively, plus a quad-core, 64-bit “H64″ SoC.
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ARM tips IoT focused “Mbed OS” for Cortex-M MCUs

October 3, 2014
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ARM announced a free Mbed OS for use in IoT devices based on its Cortex-M microcontrollers, plus an Mbed Device Server stack for cloud-based IoT management.
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Nvidia Tegra rides shotgun on Honda’s Connect IVI system

October 2, 2014
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Nvidia announced that its Tegra SoC will run Android on a newly tipped Honda Connect IVI system in 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer, and CR-V cars in Europe.
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Atmel revs up Cortex-A5 SoC with video decode, security

October 2, 2014
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[Updated Oct 18] — Atmel is sampling a Linux supported, Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D4 SoC that bests the earlier SAMA5D3 with new NEON, L2 cache, 720p decode, and security features.
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Intel invests $1.5B in Chinese SoC partnership

September 26, 2014
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[Updated Sep 28] — Intel is investing $1.5 billion in China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, whose fabless mobile chip design centers will co-develop IA-based SoCs for mobile phones in 2015.
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MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK

September 22, 2014
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MediaTek announced a Mediatek Labs hacker site, plus a MediaTek SDK for Android and a “LinkIt” RTOS that runs on an ARM-based, IoT-oriented “Aster” SoC.
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Edison IoT module ships with Atom/Quark combo SoC

September 10, 2014
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[Updated Sep 17] — Intel launched its Edison COM for IoT apps, with a “Tangier” SoC that mixes a dual-core Atom running Linux with a Quark chip, plus optional breakout boards.
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Quad-core Cortex-A15 SoC features 6MB on-chip RAM

September 9, 2014
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TI has launched a Linux-friendly, 1.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 AM5K2Ex Keystone II SoC, that runs at under 10W and offers 10GbE switches and 6MB on-chip RAM.
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Intel debuts “Core M” processors with sub-5W TDP

September 5, 2014
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Intel debuted three dual-core, 14nm “Core M” processors aimed at 2-in-1 laptops and high-end tablets, featuring 50 percent faster performance and sub-5W TDPs.
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MIPS aims new 64-bit Warrior cores at mobile devices

September 5, 2014
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Imagination announced a 64-bit Warrior processor with a MIPS I6400 core that features hardware virtualization, multi-threading, and multi-clustering.
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MIPS tempts hackers with Raspberry Pi-like dev board

August 28, 2014
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Hard to choose between Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, and MinnowBoard Max? Now there’s another choice: the open source MIPS-based “Creator CI20″ dev board.
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Project aims to build a “fully open” SoC and dev board

August 14, 2014
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A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit “lowRISC” SoC that will enable fully open hardware, “from the CPU core to the development board.”
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