Apple set to dump Intel modems
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:50

Apple set to dump Intel modems


The experiment did not work

The fruity cargo-cult Apple is rumoured to be having second thoughts about its relationship with Intel and is starting to regret its decision to install Intel modems in half its iPhone 7s.

1 Gbps to come from T-Mobile US in 2017
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:07

1 Gbps to come from T-Mobile US in 2017


It is finally happening

Telstra in Australia was the first company to launch both 600 Mbps and 1Gbps networks but it looks like T-Mobile in the US plans to launch 1Gbps in 2017 too. 

Huaxintong Semiconductor to build ARM-based server silicon
Published in Processors


Could challenge Intel

A joint venture between Qualcomm and China's Guizhou Province is to build ARM-based server silicon by licensing the ARMv-8-A architecture and generally being a pain in the bottom line for Intel.

Microsoft plans to bring x86 emulation to ARM
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:22

Microsoft plans to bring x86 emulation to ARM


It will be in Windows 10 in 2017

Microsoft will be rolling out x86 emulation for ARM processors in the Redstone 3 upgrade of Windows 10 late next year.

Apple crippled Qualcomm modem to make it work like Intel’s
Published in Mobiles


Can’t have some working better than others


Apple has solved the performance gap between the Intel and Qualcomm modems on the iPhone 7 by disabling some of the Qualcomm X12 modem features so that it performs similarly to the Intel version.

Snapdragon 835 is a 10nm slap in Intel’s face
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:27

Snapdragon 835 is a 10nm slap in Intel’s face


World’s first 10nm SoC is a big deal

Kaby Lake, the third generation 14nm was launched in 2016 and it looks like Cannon Lake 10nm Intel CPU might only launch in late 2017. But it is fairly certain that the Snapdragon 835 mobile SoC is going to ship in the first half of 2017.

SMIC boosts 28nm process chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:46

SMIC boosts 28nm process chips


20 million in the fourth quarter 

SMIC is to jack up shipments of its 28nm process technology to 20 million chips in the fourth quarter of 2016 – double from the last quarter.

Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 4
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:35

Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 4


As we said a week ago

Qualcomm just announced that Snapdragon 835, the world’s first 10nm SoC will support Quick Charge 4. The new charging standard promises 20 percent faster charging and that five-minute charge can give you five hours of Smartphone usage. Fudzilla mentioned Quick Charge 4.0 in details a bit more than a week ago. 

OnePlus to unveil OnePlus 3T on November 15th
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 10 November 2016 17:32

OnePlus to unveil OnePlus 3T on November 15th


With Snapdragon 821 SoC

After plenty of recent rumors, OnePlus has confirmed that its OnePlus 3T smartphone will be announced on November 15th.

Quick Charge 4.0 to support 28W
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 17:00

Quick Charge 4.0 to support 28W


Even faster charging speeds in 2017

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 830 is just around the corner and it will support fast charging speeds of 28W. The technology is called Quick Charge 4.0 and the information comes from an accessory manufacture that wants to remain silent.