At Computex, the chipmaker announces a new system on chip for smart home devices and a new developer platform for wearables.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2012 Apple TV. Inside, he uncovers a new, single-core new A5 system-on-chip and an upgraded Broadcom BCM4330 wireless chip.
ZiiLabs does not make any consumer products itself but intends for the ZMS-08 Zii System-On-Chip to be used by manufacturers in devices such as Web tablets, Netbooks, and smartphones.
Paul Otellini tells investors the chipmaker expects to capitalize on system-on-chip opportunities driven by its upcoming 32-nanometer technology.
Tuxia, a Germany-based developer of Linux software for embedded devices such as Internet appliances, announced that chipmaker STMicroelectronics will use Tuxia's TASTE software for its STPC family system-on-chip processors aimed at Web terminals and stripped-down "thin-client" PCs. TASTE includes an operating systems based on the Linux 2.4 kernel and an embedded version of the Mozilla Web browser.
Tawian-based chip designer Via Technologies has released the design specification for its homegrown Internet appliance. The tablet, designed for browsing the Web and sending and receiving e-mail, will be based on a next-generation Via Cyrix processor, Via's Twister chipset, and Microsoft's Windows operating system. The chip will likely be VIA's forthcoming integrated "Matthew" processor. The Via design also includes support for 802.11b wireless networking through a PC card slot and a 6.7-inch touch screen. A hard drive, modem, and Universal Serial Bus can also be offered with the device. Via expects device makers to adopt its specification to build easily portable tablets for accessing Internet information.