Chip revenues falter

Worldwide semiconductor revenue declined in 2012, figures from Gartner have shown.

$99 MarS dev board powered by Freescale's i.MX6 dual-core SoC

Embest Technologies recently introduced a slick dev board/mini computer dubbed the MarS Board.

Freescale touts "world's smallest" ARM microcontroller

Freescale Semiconductor has debuted the Kinetis KL02 MCU, which the company claims is the "world's smallest" ARM-powered microcontroller.

Wandboard is a $69 i.MX6 dev board



The folks at Wandboard are rolling out a new Freescale i.MX6 Solo/Dual based ARM Cortex-A9 development board with a 1Ghz processor.

Freescale powers next-gen eReaders



Freescale has debuted its new i.MX 6SoloLite processor at CES 2012. The chip is designed to power the next generation of low-power sipping eReaders.

Freescale wants to save your watts

AC adapters left plugged in but not charging a device? That's just pure, unmitigated waste, the most evil form of vampire power in existence. 

And that's what Freescale Semiconductor said it's ready to vanquish.


Smartbook shipments to reach 163 million by 2015

A senior analyst has predicted that global shipments of non-X86 powered smartbooks will reach 163 million in 2015.