Items tagged with ZiiLabs

100 cores in a processor? Evidently that's a thing. ZiiLABS, a media processor and platforms company that's also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology), has just unveiled a 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media processor optimized for Android. You read that correctly. The ZMS-40 combines 96 of ZiiLABS' StemCell media processing cores with four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs to deliver stunning multi-tasking application and media processing performance. By doubling the number of StemCell Media processors compared to the previous ZMS-20, the ZMS-40 delivers twice the peak media performance, while... Read more...
Ever wondered what Android 4.0 would look like on a tablet? Haven't we all? While the Ice Cream Sandwich flood is only now hitting phones, Google's vision for a more unified operating system means that ICS will be hitting tablets like crazy in due time as well. To date, we haven't heard too much surrounding ICS on tablets, outside of a few companies confirming that they'll be upgrading their existing units as soon as they can. But ZiiLabs has just shown off Android 4.0 running on a Jaguar 7" reference tablet powered by the ZMS-20 processor, and while the clip is short, the results look great. Have... Read more...
If you wanted proof that Intel and ARM architecture licensees will soon be in direct competition with each other, there's plenty of ammo handy at this year's CES. A number of prominent companies have announced multimedia-centric products based around ARM CPUs, including NVIDIA, Marvell, ZiiLabs (a branch of Creative), and NXP Semiconductor. The devices themselves will target a range of customer needs and feature sets; this seems to indicate that an increasing number of manufacturers believe ARM-based products are capable of filling a variety of roles. When we spoke to ARM last fall, the company... Read more...