Amazon Fire 7 inch runs MediaTek MT8127 D
Published in Mobiles


1.3 GHz Quad A7 in $49 Tablet

The latest Amazon Fire tablet and console update is powered by various MediaTek chips and the 7invh $49 / 59 Euro peaked our interest the most. 

Microsoft interested in acquiring AMD
Published in Graphics


Exclusive: Talks taking place

Our industry sources claim that Microsoft is seriously talking to AMD about buying the chipmaker. The pair have been in talks for a while, but we are unsure if the deal is happening or when something will be announced. 

SoCs made more reliable
Published in Processors
10 September 2015

SoCs made more reliable


On-Chip error correction is the way forward

UK-based silicon IP firm UltraSoC has come up with a way of making SoC's more reliable using on chip error correction.

Sony fixes Snapdragon 810 overheating on Xperia Z5 Premium
Published in Mobiles


Teardown reveals dual heatpipe

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC will go down in history as a SoC that likes to overheat but it appears that Sony managed to solve that problem with its newest Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 smartphones by using a dual heatpipe to cool it down.

Snapdragon 820 Kryo clocks up to 2.2GHz
Published in Processors


Twice the performance and power efficiency of Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm has just revealed the clock speed and manufacturing process for its Kryo core. Snapdragon 820 is a 14nm FinFET based quad-core with up to 2.2GHz core clock. 

Xiaomi makes its own SoC
Published in Mobiles


Joining the big boys in 2016

Xiaomi is the latest big phone manufacturer trying to make its own SoCs to differentiate itself from the fearsome competition. 

AMD eyes China
Published in News
29 June 2015

AMD eyes China


Might save its bacon

Fabless chipmaker AMD is hoping that it might be able to push into China.

Freescale releases Linux SoCs
Published in Processors


Powersaving from Cortex-A7 architecture

Freescale has been showing off its two Linux-ready, 28nm i.MX7 SoCs.

MediaTek MT8173 Cortex A72 runs Android 5.1
Published in Mobiles


Looks quite ready

We got to see the second version of the MediaTek MT8173, the world's first Cortex A72 tablet SoC. 

MediaTek aims to ship 800+ million SoCs in 2015
Published in Mobiles


CFO and President confirms

We had a chance to meet with some key people from MediaTek, including President CJ Ching-Jiang Hsieh and the Corporate Vice President CFO and Spokesman David Ku.