LG to launch V20 in September
Published in Mobiles

Android 7.0 Nougat and Snapdragon 821

LG has confirmed that the successor to the V10 called the V20 will launch in September with Android Nougat 7.0. This is, most likely,  one more Snapdragon 821 design win. 

10nm Snapdragon is taped out
Published in Mobiles

Qualcomm's CEO confirmed it

Last week Qualcomm’s CEO  confirmed to its investors that the company has taped out its 10nm system on a chip (SoC).

Tesla fires Mobileye as auto pilot supplier
Published in Wearables

Ends in a divorce

Tesla just ended its long term relations with Israeli based Mobileye. This comes as a rather sudden and unexpected shock as Mobileye is the company behind Tesla’s now very famous autopilot. 

Nvidia announces 12GB Pascal Titan X
Published in Graphics

We told you so

Nvidia just sent us an official note that the company has its 11 teraflops, 12 billion transistor Pascal based Titan X card and will start start flogging it on 2 August for $1200. 

Qualcomm stock soars on great quarter
Published in Mobiles

Revenues, income and stock rise five percent

Qualcomm has had a better than expected results in its Q3 earnings, beating street and even its own estimates. 

The iViz Snapdragon 600 ultrasound tablet saves lives
Published in Mobiles

The SonoSite portable iViz ultrasound system

Technology can save lives,  and i was interested to learn that Fujifilm Sonosite had developed a Snapdragon 600 based portable iViz ultrasound system that saved five soldiers' lives in Afghanistan. 

Nvidia to make its Tegra Next SoC announcement on August 22
Published in Mobiles

By ex ATI, AMD now Nvidia engineer at Hot Chips

The Hot Chips conference that takes place in the last weeks of August will be a fun place to be. Among many others topics,  Nvidia plans to talk about its Tegra-Next System-on-Chip. 

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets
Published in Processors

Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions

Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the  SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename. 

MediaTek P20 powered Coolpad A9S-9 spotted
Published in Mobiles

Shaping a 16nm FinFET part

The Coolpad A9S-9 is the first phone spotted in the GFX Bench database and what makes this phone special is the fact that this is the first time we've seen a 16nm FinFET Plus based Helio P20 in the wild. 

Meizu MX 6 is 5.5 inches tall
Published in Mobiles

Helio X20 costs Yuan 1999 (270 Eur, $299)

After Meizu MX5 came the MX6 and yet again the company chose the deca-core Helio X20 processor and packed it in a 5.5 inch phone that is 7.25 millimeters thin. Let’s not forget that the Helio X20 also brings the Cat 6. modem in play with support for carrier aggregation.