A new Intel has a fresh perspective
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:51

A new Intel has a fresh perspective


Take away: Strong leaders can motivate

Jim Keller, Murthy and Raja Koduri are very prominent names in the chip industry but it is very important to underline that Intel has many thousands of employees  and most of them being quite good in what they are doing. It won’t be Keller that will fix Intel’s CPU and its overall SoC design and Raja who is slated to fix the whole architecture, software stack and GPU, or Murthy that will fix the fabs and IoT / servers.

Intel's new processor has big and little cores
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:34

Intel's new processor has big and little cores


10nm and 22nm on the 3D Foveros package

Raja Koduri, ex ATI, AMD, Apple and now Intel’s senior vice president of Core and Visual Computing, outlined a strategic shift in the company’s design and engineering models.

Intel's new graphics solution is codenamed Xe
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:04

Intel's new graphics solution is codenamed Xe


From Teraflops to Petaflops

Intel organized an architecture day on the late Robert Noyce’s estate, a founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, a $22 million estate where Intel used to have its board meetings. At this symbolic landmark, Intel’s Raja Koduri, Jim Keller, Murthy as well as dozen other engineers gave the press an overview in 10nm, future GPUs, FPGAs and server products.

Apple ban not specific to OS version
Published in News
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 04:14

Apple ban not specific to OS version


Investigation: 
Ban stays during 10 days “appeal”

Monday was a busy day for both Apple and Qualcomm as the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted  Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of Apple Inc., ordering them to immediately cease infringing upon two Qualcomm patents through the unlicensed importation, sale and offers for sale in China of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

China court bans iPhone 6S to X sales
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:56

China court bans iPhone 6S to X sales


Qualcomm patent infringement

Today is a big day in the tech industry especially for Qualcomm and Apple as after years of legal battle, a Chinese court decided that Apple is infringing two Qualcomm’s patents, resulting in the immediate ban of import and sale and offers for sale for various phones.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cX
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 06 December 2018 20:55

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cX


Always connected and always on 7nm new SoC

Qualcomm's Sanjey Mehta, SVP and General manager of compute products, and Miguel Nunes, senior director of compute products, introduced and showed off a few features of the Snapdragon 8cx, a SoC that many called Snapdragon 1000 or 8150/8180. This is a SoC built from the ground up with a bigger Adreno 680 GPU, still fanless and with a lot of new tricks.

5G to XR glasses demo is impressive
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 December 2018 04:02

5G to XR glasses demo is impressive


100s of Mbps needed

One of the big questions for many 5G sceptics is how it works in real life,  and Qualcomm has been pushing for the need for higher data rates, low latency and eXtended Reality.

Snapdragon is twice the AI speed of its 7nm Android competitor
Published in AI


Senior director Gary Brotman dilates on future of AI

Snapdragon 855 has a joker card that brings it significantly ahead of the competition of all 7nm players in the Android market. Gary Brotman, a senior director of product management focused on AI, dropped a bomb on the competition confirming that the 4th generation AI platform from Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is twice times faster than its 7nm Android based competitor.

Snapdragon 855 is a wireless beast
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 21:01

Snapdragon 855 is a wireless beast


WiFi 6, 2Gbps 4G, X50 for 5G

Qualcomm’s Druga Mallardi, an SVP and general manager of 4G and 5G, has announced the wireless building blocks of the Snapdragon 855. It packs 2Gbps Gigabit LTE, 5G, WiFi 6 and 60GHz WiFi.

Samsung confirms Snapdragon 855 is its 5G answer
Published in Mobiles


Coming in 1H 2019

Samsung’s Justin Denison, SVP of product strategy and marketing in the US,  confirmed that the 5G Samsung phone comes with a Snapdragon 855 SoC and obviously using a Snapdragon X50 modem.