MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 21, 2013) - The Linley Group today announced the winners of its annual Analysts' Choice Awards which recognize the top processor products of 2012 in five categories: PC/server, mobile, embedded, processor IP, PC, server, design IP and new technology.
"Our awards program not only recognizes excellence in processor design and innovation, but also recognizes the products that our analysts believe will have a great market impact," said Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst at The Linley Group. "We expect these products to significantly improve the design of next-generation systems in their target applications."
To choose each winner, The Linley Group's team of technology analysts focuses on the merits of the leading products that began shipping (or, in the case of IP, released to RTL) between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. They evaluate the combined impact of power, performance, features and cost of each device for a given end system and market.
Following are the recipients of the 2012 Analysts' Choice Awards:
- Best PC/Server Processor: Intel Romley (Xeon E5-2600)
- Best Mobile Processor: Qualcomm MSM8960
- Best Embedded Processor: Xilinx Zynq
- Best Processor IP: MIPS Aptiv
- Best New Technology: Cyclos Resonant Clock Mesh
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