Nvidia Xavier almost taped out
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:19

Nvidia Xavier almost taped out


CEO confirms

Nvidia Xavier, the next generation Tegra focused on self-driving, is almost taped out.

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive late 2018
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:59

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive late 2018


Mass production in 2019

The current generation of SoC and the one that comes after will remain at 10nm, since it will take some time to move to 7nm. This is the conclusion we gathered after talking to a number of industry insiders.

There is no Snapdragon 836
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 00:40

There is no Snapdragon 836


The Snapdragon 835 is the best of 2017

Sources very close to Qualcomm have confirmed that there is no such thing as the Snapdragon 836. The current generation Snapdragon will stay with the Snapdragon 835 and there won’t be any faster version

Snapdragon 836 to debut with Pixel 2
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 21 July 2017 11:56

Snapdragon 836 to debut with Pixel 2


About 10 percent faster

A few chaps are implying that Note 8 might be the first phone to have an updated and faster Snapdragon 836, but we learned that Pixel 2 is more likely the one. 

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 660 and 630
Published in Mobiles


14nm and Kryo for mainstream

Qualcomm has gained a lot of momentum and managed to gain market share in the mainstream from MediaTek and others and the company has just announced the Snapdragon 660 and 630 that will help it to succeed in the future. 

Sony Xperia XA1 pre-orders are up
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:52

Sony Xperia XA1 pre-orders are up


Helio P20 powered shipping May 1st

MediaTek scored with last year’s Sony Xperia XA powered by the Helio P10 and it looks like its successor, the Sony Xperia XA1 powered by the Helio P20, will ship in the US as early as next week.

Why Qualcomm settled on the Snapdragon 835 name
Published in Mobiles


Sounds better than 830

Some might be interested how Qualcomm chose the name Snapdragon 835, especially as most people expected to see the Snapdragon 830 replacing last year’s champion, the Snapdragon 820.

TSMC plans 7 nm in 2018 with MediaTek
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:19

TSMC plans 7 nm in 2018 with MediaTek


Catching up, fingers crossed strategy

TSMC is currently manufacturing the MediaTek 10nm, deca core based Helio X30 and it looks like in 2018, TSMC might be ready for 7nm and twelve core SoCs from the same house. 

Xiaomi Pinecone SoC is called Surge S1
Published in Mobiles
Saturday, 04 March 2017 16:46

Xiaomi Pinecone SoC is called Surge S1


Mainstreamish

After years of whispers, Xiaomi finally announced its processor codenamed Pinecone and decided to call it the Surge S1. After Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi also goes for an in-house processor, but it is positioning itself it to the mainstream market. The first phone to get it is the Xiaomi 5c. 

Latest Snapdragon 835 SoC benchmark looks promising
Published in Mobiles


Looking better and better

While we are yet to see an actual device powered by Qualcomm's upcoming flagship Snapdragon 835 SoC, the latest benchmark shows promising performance.