Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 03 December 2012 16:19

LG developing ARM chip for smart TVs

Written by Peter Scott

H13 is the name, debuts at CES

Although LG has been in the smartphone game for years, the company was never a major player or a trendsetter. LG ditched the tablet market earlier this year, but it’s appears the Korean giant is still quite interested in ARM chips.

The Korea Times reports that LG will showcase its first ARM based processor at CES 2013, but unlike Samsung’s Exynos line or Nvidia’s Tegra, LG’s H13 is specifically designed to power smart TVs. The H13 will be built by TSMC in 28nm and it is expected to be based on ARM’s A15 architecture.

However, it doesn’t take too much imagination to consider wider possibilities. LG could eventually proceed to design chips for some of its mobile phones as well, and the company does not shy away from beefy phone chips. Back in 2011, LG introduced the world’s first dual-core phone and earlier this year it raised the bar with the first Krait quad-core phone, the Optimus G, which of course is the basis for Google’s Nexus.

The H13 won’t end up in phones or tablets. The “H” denotes “Home Entertainment,” while “13” refers to 2013. However, the fact that it will use TSMC’s 28nm node means it should be power efficient, which really isn’t a priority in smart TVs, so there’s still a slight chance that LG could proceed to develop a proper mobile chip based on the H13.

More here.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments