Snapdragon 670 shaping up
Published in Mobiles


Coming in 2018

Qualcomm is doing well in the high end market, owning almost all of it and grabbing a lot of attention in the mainstream too.

Cristiano R. Amon promoted to president of Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles

Remains the president of QCT

Two months ago, Fudzilla had a chance to interview Cristiano R. Amon a president of QCT and Alex Katouzian the SVP and general manager of the mobile business unit at Qualcomm. As of January 4th, Cristiano has been promoted to be the president of Qualcomm and continues its role of president of QCT.

Sony Snapdragon 845 phone benchmarked
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H8266 with 4GB RAM

Sony will have at least four new phones coming in early 2018 and the H8266 version with the Snapdragon 845 just got benchmarked. It shows a big improvement over the predecessor.

Sony Snapdragon 845 phone specs revealed
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Decent horsepower

Sony is working on a successor to the Z1 series, and it is Snapdragon 845 based. We expect this phone to launch at the Mobile World Congress in the last days of February 2018.

Cannon Lake was supposed to be Gen 7
Published in Processors


Intel's 10nm is two years late

Intel hasn't announced its 10nm processors, despite us expecting them before the end of 2017. While there is a good indication that we shall see 10nm from Intel in 2018, it means that Chipzilla is two years behind with 10nm.

Apple loses top chipman
Published in Mobiles
22 December 2017

Apple loses top chipman


John Bruno moves to Google

ATI and later AMD started the great trend of letting journalists talk to actual engineers. Nvidia followed, and soon I had the chance to meet John Bruno, who this week is leaving Apple to shift to Google.

Broadcom buying Qualcomm just won’t happen
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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.

AMD Linux driver GPU is not Navi
Published in Graphics


Way too early for that

Sorry to disappoint AMD fans but the new_chip.gfx10.mmSUPER_SECRET.enable [0: 0] is not Navi, as that is unlikely to show in 2018.

High end phones in 2019 will be 5G NR
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Most of them

We are wrapping up an exciting 2017 and we are about to kick start 2018 with a high speed  CES  in early January. But what about 2019? According to well-placed industry sources, most phones launching in 2019 will be able to support 5G NR.

Nvidia will have two big GPUs in 2018
Published in Graphics


Ampere and the gaming GPU

There have been many reports that Nvidia’s next generation technology will be codenamed Ampere and we want to set one thing straight. The successor of Volta is an AI/ML chip and not a GPU - just like Volta never was.