Kirin 970 SoC is 10nm
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 19:09

Kirin 970 SoC is 10nm


From the house of TSMC in 2017

The Kirin 960 is a 16nm SoC, that powered the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, and is quite powerful, but it seems that Huawei plans a Kirin 970 SoC made using the 10nm FinFET manufacturing process and with obviously faster performance at lower energy consumption. 

Snapdragon 835 leak counts eight cores
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 28 November 2016 12:47

Snapdragon 835 leak counts eight cores


Snapdragon 660 with A73+A53

Qualcomm has already revealed that Snapdragon 835 is officially the world’s first 10nm SoC, and Fudzilla  exclusively posted this in April 2016. At that time, Qualcomm didn't  want to officially talk about the insides of the Snapdragon 835, but a leaked roadmap claims that the new SoC has 4+4 cores based on updated Kryo 200 architecture. 

Qualcomm leads mobile industry to 10nm
Published in Mobiles
Sunday, 20 November 2016 14:08

Qualcomm leads mobile industry to 10nm


CPUs and GPUs are on 14/16 nm

Keith Kressin, a Qualcomm senior vice president, product management, reminded us how the world changed in the last ten years and that the mobile industry leads the transition to smaller manufacturing nodess. With Snapdragon 835 being the first 10nm, the mobile SoC with Qualcomm on helm takes the lead beating CPU and GPU industry to a new manufacturing node.

Snapdragon 835 is a 10nm slap in Intel’s face
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:27

Snapdragon 835 is a 10nm slap in Intel’s face


World’s first 10nm SoC is a big deal

Kaby Lake, the third generation 14nm was launched in 2016 and it looks like Cannon Lake 10nm Intel CPU might only launch in late 2017. But it is fairly certain that the Snapdragon 835 mobile SoC is going to ship in the first half of 2017.

Snapdragon 835 10nm announced
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 23:54

Snapdragon 835 10nm announced


World's first 10nm SoC uses Samsung’s fabs

Qualcomm and Samsung have announced that the latest Snapdragon 835 is using Samsung’s 10nm process technology. One thing is clear the 2017 Snapdragon is now officially the Snapdragon 835.

Qualcomm confirms a 10nm Snapdragon
Published in Processors
Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:00

Qualcomm confirms a 10nm Snapdragon


Executive Vice president previews 2017 chip

Qualcomm’s executive vice President Cristiano Amon has confirmed, on the record, the existence of a premium tier 10nm Snapdragon.

Macs will have 10nm Intel in late 2017
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 17:16

Macs will have 10nm Intel in late 2017


Trouble with intel’s 10nm continues

KGI Securities and world’s leading Apple leaking analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, shared that Cannon Lake 10nm is likely to debut in 2H 2017 in new, 32GB capable Macbook Pros. The transition to LPDDR4 could result in 15-25 percent less power consumption over the current LPDDR3. 

TSMC hopes to woo Qualcomm back with 7nm
Published in Processors
Friday, 21 October 2016 11:54

TSMC hopes to woo Qualcomm back with 7nm


It does not appear interested in 10nm

TSMC thinks that it can win back Qualcomm’s chip business with its 7nm process technology, but has all but given up expecting it to return for 10nm.

Qualcomm SVP talks Snapdragon 820 and 821
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 17 October 2016 05:07

Qualcomm SVP talks Snapdragon 820 and 821


4G 5G summit: What is important for the future

Keith Kressin, senior VP of product management at Qualcomm, has just given us a quick overview on the state of Snapdragon 820 and 821, and has discussed what will be important for the future of Snapdragon.

TSMC’s 7nm tech is on track
Published in Processors
Friday, 14 October 2016 11:28

TSMC’s 7nm tech is on track


For anyone wanting risk next year

TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu told yesterday's investors meeting that his outfit’s 7nm was well on track and will be ready for risk production in the middle of next year.