Xilinx says computing after Moore’s Law is called ACAP
Published in Processors

Adaptive compute acceleration platform

Intel's Gordon Moore came with one of the most prominent rules/"laws" of the semiconductor industry, that the number of transistors on chip would double every 18th month.

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream
Published in Mobiles

2+6 cores mainstream

Qualcomm is gaining traction with its 600 series chipsets and it is about to announce a new one. The Snapdragon 670 comes with dual high-end CPUs and six energy efficient ones, all in 10nm.

Samsung unveils its mid-range Exynos 7872 SoC
Published in Processors

14nm SoC with hexa-core Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 CPU cores

Samsung announced its newest SoC built on 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and aimed at mid-range devices, the Exynos 7872 SoC.

Qualcomm announces new QCC5100 low-power Bluetooth SoC
Published in Wearables

More features and longer battery life for wireless earbuds

Qualcomms said it will make QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC, and likely will provide more processing power as well as lower power consumption for wireless headphones and "hearables".

Broadcom buying Qualcomm just won’t happen
Published in Mobiles

Fudzilla asked around

Over the last few weeks we've met with a few dozen Qualcomm and industry C level executives and of course discussed the potential Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm. The general conclusion is that this won't happen as Broadcom might profit from it at the big expense of Qualcomm.

Snapdragon 845's guts revealed
Published in Mobiles

Adreno 630 and Kryo 385

Keith Kresin and Tim Leland just gave us a first glimpse of the inside of the Snapdragon 845.

Nvidia Xavier almost taped out
Published in Graphics

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

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

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

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.