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  • ibexx88 ibexx88 Nov 25, 2012 9:27 PM Flag

    Freescale to can its 1.MX7 (processor for tablets/phones) as firm refocuses

     

    Development costs for the high end chips run into the tens of millions of dollars for players serving the high end market, which has led to a situation where only around four top players can compete and justify the cost,
    Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple have managed to carve out the most lucrative niche of the high powered mobile processing market, leaving smaller players to fight over the scraps.

    SOURCE: EETimes
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    PS: Note that NVIDIA leads the list.

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    • "Development costs for the high end chips run into the tens of millions of dollars"

      off by over an order of magnitude...

    • Hey ibbey!


      You seem to have Omitted where all those highly talented Freescale

      high-end SoC semiconductor engineers are going next.


      "Freescale itself is not disclosing the specific numbers of layoffs, but a recent report in Israel’s Globes business news said the firm’s local division was laying off 100-200 of its 500 employees.

      Sources have also claimed AMD [Advancing Micro Devices] has Hired the team Freescale let go in Israel to take a run at the high end SoC app processor market, though those rumors have yet to be confirmed.

      Freescale’s i.MX 6 product line has been Extremely Strong, with a broad array of design wins secured with leading manufacturers across a range of application spaces.”


      Looks like nvidia gets even MORE competition.

      In the high-end SoC business.

      From the 200 or so new AMD engineers hired-away from Freescale.


      Now, this can't be a good thing for nvidia, right ibbey?

      Oh, no no no.



      • 1 Reply to i_read_best
      • "Sources have also claimed AMD [Advancing Micro Devices] has Hired the team

        Freescale let go in Israel to take a run at the high end SoC app processor market."



        Jeepers Best,


        With AMD hiring 200 or so highly talented, experienced ARM engineers away

        from Freescale, they should be able to take that FedEx package from ARM Holdings

        and crank-out a superb quad core A15 chip in no time at all.

        No time at all, boys.

        Maybe even beating nvidia's long long delayed "Wayne" to market.


        With 200 new ARM SoC engineers, AMD will be well-armed to

        take on the team of Nvidia Dawdlers.



 
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