Will be finished this year
3GPP has locked the 5G standard and Qualcomm’s first 5G modem, called the X50, will enter production in the latter part of the year. It is a 10nm chip that goes arm in arm with Snapdragon 855.
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.
February 25 MWC 18 announcement
It is well known that Samsung S9 will launch a day before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at a splashy event and even the pictures of both S9 and S9+ have been leaked. But here is a bit more on both devices.
10-nanometer class, 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 DRAM is here
Samsung confirmed that it has started mass production of second generation 10-nanometer class, 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 DRAM.
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.
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.
From the horse's mouth
We know that Qualcomm has officially released the Snapdragon 845 but our key question is how the company managed to get a 30 percent performance increase using the same manufacturing process.
SVP Alex Katouzian shows the chip
Qualcomm has just wrapped up the second Snapdragon technology event keynote and a small part of the keynote was the three year effort called the Snapdragon 845.
December 5 at 10:30am PST/1:30 PM EST/ 6:30pm GMT
If you have been wondering what is going on with the Snapdragon 835 successor, Qualcomm confirmed last week that it plans to livecast the Second Annual Snapdragon Technology Summit Keynote.
But Intel wants higher yields
People are harrying Intel for being very late with 10nm which is true, but this does not mean that Intel couldn't ship the 10nm parts today. Intel has delayed the 10nm on purpose, as it wanted to get higher yields before it shifts to a smaller node.