"The insatiable need for functional and feature integration on to Mobile SoCs, coupled with ever increasing performance demands has challenged the Foundries and Fabless Semiconductor companies alike. While the diminishing geometries of the process technologies have kept pace to address this challenge, the solutions for leakage power dissipation continued to fall behind threatening to thwart the advances in Mobility. The ground-breaking FinFET technology is the right low-power solution and will serve as an inflection point to further enable SoC-level integration and technological advances in this exciting era of Extreme Mobility. The panel will discuss how the next generation of FinFET technology will change the mobile revolution again."
Dean Freeman, Research VP, Gartner Research
Bruce Kleinman, VP, Product Marketing, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Subramani Kengeri, Vice President, Technology Architecture Office of the CTO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Srinivas Nori, Director. SOC Innovation, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Dipesh Patel, Deputy General Manager of the Physical IP Division, ARM
Talking about the fabrication of ARM Processors, from 28/32nm HKMG to 20nm to upcoming FinFET 14nm process technologies with Subramani Kengeri, Vice President, Technology Architecture, Office of the CTO, Paul Colestock, Director, Strategic Marketing and Srinivas Nori, Director, Marketing, SoC Innovation at GlobalFoundries at ARM Techcon 2012.
Calxeda's VP of Marketing Karl Freund talks about the status of Calxeda's ARM Powered server solutions and how they are launching their upcoming ARM Cortex-A15 32bit and then ARM Cortex-A57 32/64bit processors, what type of markets they expect to reach in the months and years to come.
Guobangxingye shows their latest ARM Powered Tablets and Laptops, $70 7" 1024x600 Rockchip RK3066, $46 7" 800x480 VIA 8850, $67 10.1" Laptop on VIA 8850, $42 7" 800x480 A13, $27 Telechips and Allwinner A10 HDMI sticks and more. I'm sorry that I didn't reply to her emails, I promise I will the next time that she sends me news I should reblog.
SmartDevices shows their latest couple of tablets, their $240 Texas Instruments OMAP4470 10.1" 1280x800 running Jelly Bean, and their new 7" SmartQ U7 on OMAP4430 and SmartQ U7H on OMAP4460 with a built-in 854x480 DLP projector. SmartDevices also talks about their work on the upcoming OMAP5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor, to be released perhaps as soon as the end of the year.
Wabook shows their newest products, a 13.3" Macbook Air clone running on the VIA 8850 ARM Cortex-A9 processor to be sold for $82 in bulk and one of the first $32 Allwinner A10S HDMI Sticks I've seen shown at a trade show, the A10S is the new customized A10 processor by Allwinner specifically optimized for HDMI Sticks, thus consuming less power and enabling further lowering of the cost.
HiMedia makes some really cool set-top-boxes, until last year they were doing realtek mips based boxes that are quite popular in China and Hong Kong markets, now they are releasing ARM Powered Android set-top-boxes, here launching the HiMedia Q5 based on the HiSilicon Hi3716C ARM Cortex-A9 solution, it's a single-core 1Ghz with full video codecs support. This box has an awesome range of features including a very impressive HiControl application, similar to wifi mirroring, it lets you use any Android device to remote control your Q5 set-top-box while seeing a real-time screengrab on your Android device while you remote control it. I'll post a further video-review of this product during the next couple of days, check back.
Here are some of the specs:
- HiSilicon Hi3716C 1GHZ ARM Cortex A9 single-core (Set-top-box optimized SoC)
- 1GB DDR RAM
- 4GB Flash
- Android 4.0.3 ICS
- 33 second bootup time
- own launcher UI with virtual-mouse support on IR remote
- full video playback compatibility claimed ("even better than last year's Realtek 1185-based media players"), including DTS-HDMA, Dolby TUREHD 7.1 Passthrough, BDMV, BDISO with BD-Lite Navigation menu, Samba, NFS, HLS/HTML5 for IPTV STB mode.
- HiControl App for Android by HiMedia, use any Android smartphone or/and tablet as Touch-screen for the set-top-box and as a Remote-controller. Thus mouse, remote control, and mirrorring-like support of full Android UI. Accelerometer can also be used for games that use it.
- Hishare App for Android by HiMedia, similar to DLNA (or actually using DLNA protocol), stream your pictures, video, audio from your Android phone or tablet to your Himedia Q5 set-top-box over WiFi.
- Apple Airplay compatible, for streaming pictures, video and audio from iPhone/iPad.