Microprocessor Report Announces Finalists for the Fifth Annual Analysts' Choice Awards

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Dec. 9, 2003--In-Stat/MDR, publisher of Microprocessor Report, today announced the finalists for its fifth annual Analysts' Choice Awards. The categories this year represent the most interesting and dynamic product areas in the microprocessor industry, and the nominees in each category represent the best of the best. To be selected as a nominee in any category, the product must have been available in sample or production quantities during 2003 and represent significant technical innovation.

Some categories, notably those for low-power embedded, extreme, and application processors, reflect important changes in our industry over the course of the year. The levels of integration and performance in these products have increased dramatically, enabling not just new systems but whole new classes of systems, especially in the consumer electronics and networking industries.

The categories and nominees are:


    1) Desktop Processors
    AMD Athlon 64 FX-51
    IBM PowerPC 970
    Intel Pentium 4

    2) Mobile PC Processors
    AMD Mobile Athlon 64
    Intel Pentium M (Dothan)
    Transmeta Efficeon TM8000

    3) Server Processors
    AMD Opteron 848
    IBM Power 5
    Intel Itanium 2
    Intel Xeon MP

    4) Low-Power Embedded Processors
    Analog Devices ADSP-BF533
    Infineon TriCore 2
    Intel PXA800F
    Texas Instruments TBB4105

    5) Application Processors
    Intel XScale PXA260
    NeoMagic MiMagic 6
    Nvidia MQ-9000
    STMicroelectronics Nomadik STn8800
    Texas Instruments OMAP 1611

    6) High-Performance Embedded Processors
    IBM PowerPC 750GX
    Intrinsity FastMIPS
    Motorola PowerPC MPC7457
    Motorola MPC8560 PowerQUICC III
    PMC-Sierra RM9000x2
    Raza Microelectronics XL7105

    7) Media Processors
    Equator BSP-15
    Intel MXP5800
    Motorola MRC6011
    Philips TriMedia TM5250
    Silicon Hive Avispa+

    8) Extreme Processors
    ClearSpeed CS301
    Cradle ECE3400/MPE3400
    Intrinsity FastMATH
    Toshiba ET1
    Xelerated X11

    9) Soft-IP Processor Cores
    ARC International ARC 600
    ARM ARM1136JF-S
    MIPS M4K Pro
    Silicon Hive Avispa+
    StarCore SC1400

    10) Technology Award
    Nominees to be announced at a later date.

Winners will be awarded during a dinner presentation on February 5, 2004 at the Il Fornaio restaurant at the Hyatt Sainte Claire in San Jose, CA.

Advanced Registration Required.

Register easily online at www.MDRonline.com/events/dinner or call 480-483-4441.

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Contacts

Editor in Chief, Microprocessor Report
Peter N. Glaskowsky, 408-345-1634
png@reedbusiness.com
or
Marketing Director
Kimberly Fanciullo, 480-609-4505
kfanciullo@reedbusiness.com

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Contacts

Editor in Chief, Microprocessor Report
Peter N. Glaskowsky, 408-345-1634
png@reedbusiness.com
or
Marketing Director
Kimberly Fanciullo, 480-609-4505
kfanciullo@reedbusiness.com