SANTA CLARA, Calif.—64-bit processor architectures will “take over” the mobile space next year, and while quad- and octa-core microprocessor implementations may be technical overkill at the moment, their adoption is inevitable.
That was the word from Mike Demler, longtime industry observer who now serves as a senior analyst for The Linley Group, a semiconductor technology analysis firm. Demler (pictured below in the panorama) was the third of three keynote speakers at MemCon 2014 here at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
In a presentation that reflected both the relentless march of technology and the carefully considered nuances of SoC design, Demler walked the audience through recent mobile-device design history and then into the near future. In that tomorrow, console-class gaming, high-resolution displays, and 4K video on handheld devices will drive the adoption of more and more cores as well as 64-bit architectures.
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