Four leaders continue his work
A lot of people were surprised to learn that Jim Keller decided to leave Intel for personal reasons. We were less surprised than the rest of his colleagues, just based on Jim’s track record as we believe that Keller went and did what he was hired to do, and left.
2nd gen 7nm, new architecture
Apple’s new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come with A13 bionic, the second-generation 7nm process manufactured SoC.
Scorpio, and Scarlett SoCs
Our knowledgeable sources have whispered that Intel has hired John Sell, a chap who was the chief architect of Xbox One, Scorpio, and Scarlett SoCs. John joined as an Intel Fellow to work on security.
7nm with ARM's new Cortex-A77 CPU/Mali-G77 GPU
Mediatek has made quite a surprising announcement as its new SoC will be the first to use ARM's new SOC design with Cortex-A77 CPU cores and Mali-G77 GPU, as well as an integrated 5G modem.
Pixel own in house SoC dream dies
Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform. Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.
Advanced process nodes for 2019
MediaTek and Qualcomm are moving to fabricate their next-generation mobile SoCs with advanced process nodes which will support more advanced technologies.
If you go it alone, you make more money
A senior analyst predicted at a conference in Barcelona today that following its success on the processor front, it is only a matter of time before Apple creates its own system on a chip (SOC), bypassing suppliers in its egostructure (sic).
6-core CPU 4-core GPU and a lot of AI
Apple’s A12 Bionic is the name of the most important chip inside the iPhone Xs and Xs Max and Xr detailed here. Make no mistake, this is the first to ship 7nm but not the first to sample or be announced, it is actually the third. As believers in the Apple religion don’t care about features unless they have it in their beloved iPhones, they don’t care about the rest of the world.
A significant step forward in Geekbench 4
The press usually relies too much on benchmarks but they at least tell you that a subject A is better or worse than subject B. The recently posted GeekBench of Snapdragon 855 shows that the new 7nm SoC from Qualcomm scores much better than its predecessor.
Snapdragon Takes Aim at 5G with 7nm SoC
Qualcomm just sent out the official press release saying it has started sampling its next generation mobile platform for consumers in 7nm. This 7nm platform can be paired with Snapdragon X50 5G modem creating the first 5G capable mobile platform for premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices.