A Strategy For Designing For Power With FinFETs

Recently Qualcomm announced their new SnapDragon processor 820, which was designed using finFET technology. They showed some amazing results, such as 2X improvement in performance and 2X improvement in power compared to 28nm designs. Previously, when ARM announced their A72 processors in finFET, they too had claimed 3.5X improvement in power compared to 28nm designs. But can designers expect... » read more

Enabling The Next Mobile Computing Revolution

We’ve come a long way Just think about the ‘mobile computing’ revolution over the last five years – the compute tasks we routinely handle on our mobile phonesdaily, equal those that were only possible to execute using laptops and desktops several years ago. With a direct and uninterrupted power supply from the wall, laptopsand desktops require fan-assisted cooling, a... » read more