Samsung readies 28nm MRAM chips
Samsung Foundry will soon mass produce magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) chips using 28nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process technology.
Xiaomi Pinecone SoC is called Surge S1
After years of whispers, Xiaomi finally announced its processor codenamed Pinecone and decided to call it the Surge S1. After Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi also goes for an in-house processor, but it is positioning itself it to the mainstream market. The first phone to get it is the Xiaomi 5c.
Xiaomi to launch first smartphones using in-house CPUs
Mi 5C arrives in March
Native Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi Technology is expected to sidestep this year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona as it gears up to announce its next-generation Mi 5C based on a custom in-house developed CPU in March, according to the latest overseas reports.
Qualcomm leads mobile industry to 10nm
CPUs and GPUs are on 14/16 nm
Keith Kressin, a Qualcomm senior vice president, product management, reminded us how the world changed in the last ten years and that the mobile industry leads the transition to smaller manufacturing nodess. With Snapdragon 835 being the first 10nm, the mobile SoC with Qualcomm on helm takes the lead beating CPU and GPU industry to a new manufacturing node.
MediaTek launches Helio P15 chipset
Up to 10 percent improvement over Helio P10
According to a report coming from China, MediaTek has released its new Helio P15 chipset, an upgrade to the quite popular Helio P10 chipset.
TSMC suffers from Intel baseband slow down
From feast to famine... er rather nice dinner with wine
TSMC's 28nm processes have been flat out lately but it seems that Intel's slowing down of orders for baseband chips are going to cause a slight drop in sales in the fourth quarter.
AMD shows off Radeon R9 Fury X2 dual-GPU at VRLA 2016
Featured in new 4-inch wide Falcon Northwest custom PC
At the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) 2016 Winter Expo this weekend in Southern California, AMD showed off its upcoming Radeon R9 Fury X dual-GPU powered by two 28nm Fiji GPUs.
Elephone P9000 phones have Helio P10
January launch but shipping later
Chinese manufacturer Elephone has announced two new phones based around MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC – the Elephone P9000 and Elephone P9000 lite. It claims that it is the first company to get the new Helio P10 SoCs.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro has first Snapdragon 650
Launches weeks after Note 3
Xiaomi has launched an updated version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 called the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. This seems to be one of the first phones powered with the Cortex A72 powered Snapdragon 650.
AMD launches Opteron A1100 Seattle
First A57 chip after a year's delay
Miracles apparently can happen after AMD just announced its long delayed Cortex A57 based Opteron A1100 SoC. It took longer than many expected but the Opteron A1100 aka Seattle is finally out.