As the role of the embedded mobile device continues to evolve, chip designers will face increased pressure to create processors that can handle next-generation computing. Designers need to look beyond single-core solutions to deliver powerful, energy-efficient processors that allow for the “always on, always connected” experience consumers want.
Mobile usage has changed significantly, with today’s consumers increasingly using their embedded smartphones for the majority of the activities in their connected lives. This includes high-performance tasks such as Web browsing, navigation and gaming, and less demanding background tasks such as voice calls, embedded social networking, and e-mail services. As a result, the mobile phone has become an indispensible computing device for many consumers.