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Graphics processing unit, or GPU, is a specialized chip that provides 2D or 3D images. Display adapters contain one or more GPUs to allow fast graphics rendering.
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2013-11-20 Taking a look at the embedded vision market
As the market shifts to "vision" processing, the industry has focused over how fast and how accurately a processor can capture, dissect and interpret data that is comprehensible to an embedded system.
2006-08-28 Sun workstations adopt Nvidia solutions
Nvidia announced that an array of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics is now available in the high-performance 64bit Sun Ultra 40 workstations.
2009-09-15 STB SoCs deliver advanced broadcast decoding
NXP is offering a new family of highly integrated SoC products that enable a complete range of high-performance solutions for mainstream HD DVRs and STB platforms.
2011-11-25 STB IC features 3D TV capability
The MoCA 1.1-certified STi7108M enables HD STBs for home multimedia networking.
2014-10-13 Start-up designs high-quality PC TV
The G-Pack is a souped-up PC that hides behind a flat screen TV, providing streaming video, PC games, a Blu-ray player and more.
2011-12-22 Stage is set for AMD-Intel 2012 product wars
A bigger shift in the AMD-Intel battle will come in 2012, when the two companies release their next-generation offerings, said analyst Nathan Brookwood.
2011-02-22 ST-Ericsson NovaThor platforms eye smartphones, tablets
The NovaThor platforms combine application engines, modems and connectivity chips into integrated and tested chipsets that can be used in smartphones and tablets.
2014-03-24 ST, SoftAtHome bring cinema experience to STBs
The combination of technologies from STMicroelectronics and SoftAtHome enables operators to benefit from a high efficiency video coding for HD eligibility extension.
2009-11-02 ST, ARM drive next-gen home entertainment
STMicroelectronics has adopted the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor, in addition to the Mali-400 graphics processor, for its upcoming STB and digital TV SoC ICs.
2013-03-20 Spreadtrum wins big in smartphone market
Spreadtrum leads in China Mobile's TD-SCDM-based smartphone market with its single-core smartphone platforms. The company is said to have had more than a 50 percent market share among China Mobile's TD-SCDMA handsets in 2012.
2013-11-21 Sony PS4 teardown shows near breakeven point on hardware cost
With the PlayStation 4, Sony produced a design whose costs are starting out lower than its price tag—paving the way for the company to quickly attain profitability on hardware sales, said IHS.
2011-10-03 SoCs drive high-end automotive displays
The SH7769 enables 3D graphics meter displays and enhances video input and display output.
2013-11-13 SoC processors boost Nvidia revenue in Q3
The Tegra 4 has driven the firm's revenue to $1,054 million in Q3, up 7.9 percent from $977.2 million in Q2, but remained down 12.5 percent YoY.
2014-06-19 Snapdragon loses to Samsung in Android benchmark
The new Android device benchmarking tool from EEMBC reveals that Samsung's Exynos performs better than Qualcomm's Snapdragon in Android devices.
2006-11-17 SMPS controller features synchronous rectification
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a dual step-down, interleaved fixed-frequency SMPS controller with synchronous rectification.
2014-02-17 Smart TV SoC supports 4K content
Realtek teamed up with UMC and Synopsys to design a smart TV SoC in the 40nm process that addresses the issue of large pixels found in super-sized displays.
2015-04-27 Slowing mobile market looks to smart watches for growth
Over the next five years, both smartphones and tablets will slump to single-digit growth levels but smart watches could rise to annual sales of 300 to 400 million units, analyst Linley Gwennap forecast.
2005-12-06 Signal switch provides simultaneous access to two PCIe lanes
A 4-differential channel, 2:1 mutliplexer/demultiplexer from Pericom is designed to improve bandwidth allocation in PCI Express-based systems without having to change the memory bus.
2014-09-15 Sigma Designs unveils 4K HEVC STB chip
The SMP8758 is designed for OEMs, STB manufacturers and service providers who want to efficiently deliver advanced UltraHD (4K) video services with a feature-rich yet cost-effective platform.
2015-07-21 Semicon West highlights 10 chip trends
During the recent Semicon West, executives from a number of chip companies discussed the ongoing developments on semiconductors technology.
2011-06-15 SDKs optimize apps for OpenCL
AMD has released several software development tools that aim to help designers optimize their applications for OpenCL standards.
2010-08-16 SDK supports next-generation apps
AMD offers ATI Stream SDK v2.2 to enable next-generation computing environment, as it also delivers OpenCL 1.1, Ubuntu 10.04 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 support.
2012-06-13 SDK paves way for OpenCL adoption
AMD's APP SDK 2.7software development kit features the industry's first conformant implementation of OpenCL 1.2 as well as support for C++.
2014-06-02 SBCs make for cheaper access to supercomputer
Single-board computers including Raspberry Pi, Parallela, Renderfarm, and Nvidia's TK1 have made high-performance computing accessible to everyone, being bank- and power-friendly.
2014-11-17 Samsung reveals new development projects
Digital health was one of four growth areas in which Samsung rolled out new software developer kits, seeking to build ecosystems around its smartphones and tablets.
2012-02-23 Samsung may give TSMC a run for its money
With the industry bracing itself for a tight supply of 28nm from TSMC, Samsung's 32nm process and excess capacity manufacturing facilities could prove an attractive alternative to the likes of Nvidia, or even AMD.
2011-12-13 S4 processor offering, dev't platform enable next-gen smartphones
The company's new Snapdragon S4 additions and reference design development platform integrates dual-core processing and 3G connectivity to high volume smartphones.
2003-09-19 Ricoh increases 0.1?m product line at UMC
Ricoh Co. Ltd and United Microelectronics Corp. announced that they have expanded their 0.13?m partnership.
2009-03-31 Report: PC market to go 'slightly up'
It may not be a recovery, but the PC market's slide seems to be slowing down according to a financial analyst firm.
2013-02-19 Renesas mobile processor integrates LTE Cat-4 modem
Based on ARM big.LITTLE technology, Renesas Mobile's MP6530 boasts high performance to deliver exciting multimedia use cases and extreme power efficiency to extend device battery life.
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