MediaTek’s Helio X30 10nm suffers lower demand
Published in Mobiles


Key customers were not interested

MediaTek is planning a Helio X30 in 10nm later this year but news from Taiwan indicates that some key customers didn’t order the new flagship 10 core chip. 

Xiaomi to launch first smartphones using in-house CPUs
Published in Mobiles


Mi 5C arrives in March

Native Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi Technology is expected to sidestep this year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona as it gears up to announce its next-generation Mi 5C based on a custom in-house developed CPU in March, according to the latest overseas reports.

Intel claims Cannonlake improvements
Published in News
Friday, 10 February 2017 11:59

Intel claims Cannonlake improvements


15 percent figure touted


Intel was showing a slide at its investor day yesterday which claims that Cannonlake will give a 15 percent performance improvement.

MediaTek files Q4 2016 earnings
Published in News
Monday, 30 January 2017 22:27

MediaTek files Q4 2016 earnings


Down 14.1 percent sequentially


MediaTek has recently provided its earnings report for Q4 2016 during and managed to see its net profits fall 6.7 percent for the entire year, with gross margin reaching a record low of 35.6 percent.

Qualcomm won't surrender to Apple
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 26 January 2017 20:28

Qualcomm won't surrender to Apple


Q1 financials out

Qualcomm has announced its Q1 fiscal earnings and the conference call was deeply influenced by Apple’s latest decision to legally go after Qualcomm. The president of the company was crystal clear that the company will work to vigorously defend its business.

Xiaomi Mi 6 could launch in three versions
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 19 January 2017 08:38

Xiaomi Mi 6 could launch in three versions


Two Snapdragon 835, one Helio X30

Xiaomi Mi 6 is one of the most anticipated phones to come from China and recent information indicates that there might be three versions of the phone, two with Snapdragon 835 and one with MediaTek Helio X30. 

Snapdragon 835's second cluster is a Cortex A53
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 08:53

Snapdragon 835's second cluster is a Cortex A53


4x Kryo 280 and 4x Cortex A53

Ever since Fudzilla received confirmation that the Snapdragon 835 will be an eight-core 10nm processor, we wondered about the power-efficient cluster. Now we can confirm that one performance cluster is made from four Kryo 280 cores and the second is powered by Cortex A53 cores. 

Xiaomi Mi MIX EVO has the Snapdragon 835
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 08:25

Xiaomi Mi MIX EVO has the Snapdragon 835


First benchmarks out

Xiaomi is working on a successor to its highly successful Xiaomi Mi Mix and it looks like that the new phone will have the Snapdragon 835 under the bonnet. 

MediaTek revenues jump 29 percent in 2016
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Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:17

MediaTek revenues jump 29 percent in 2016


Strategy this year is to sell high-end smartphone SoCs


MediaTek, the fabless semiconductor company from Taiwan that provides SoCs for HDTVs, Blu-ray players and wireless products, saw its revenues jump by 29.2 percent year-over-year to a record high of $8.6 billion (¥$275.51 billion), according to the latest industry reports.

Intel is covering up Qualcomm’s success
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:35

Intel is covering up Qualcomm’s success


Literally uses a curtain

Last week at CES 2017 we noticed that Intel felt so unsecure about itself that it used a big curtain to hide the Qualcomm logo from the booth next door. This really happened and we were lucky to document it.