We can easily foresee that the future holds mobile solutions that fit into the palm of our hands. They very likely will be built around multi-core processors. I spoke of this in a recent multi-core blog entitled ""
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What other key design challenges are to be faced as multi-core processors are brought into the ever-shrinking mobile application space?
Christine Van De Graaf - Product Marketing Manager, Embedded Modules Division