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AMD will most likely buy Xilinx
Published in News
Friday, 16 October 2020 10:45

AMD will most likely buy Xilinx


Data center strategy

It is impossible to get a comment from either AMD or Xilinx on this matter, but as far as we could ask around, AMD is going to attempt to buy Xilinx. The move will help the company’s data center strategy, and it is carefully targeted.

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 10 July 2020 10:44

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake


It always planned a discrete CPU

This article might serve as a short history class about how Apple operates, especially in hardware design. Apple created its first phone SoC the famous A4 in 2010, and it created its first iPad specific A6X chip in 2012.

Jim Keller did his Intel job, moves out
Published in News


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. 

Apple A13 has 8.5 billion transistors
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:17

Apple A13 has 8.5 billion transistors


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.

Intel hires chief architect of Xbox One
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:03

Intel hires chief architect of Xbox One


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.

Mediatek announces SoC with an integrated 5G modem
Published in Mobiles


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.

Google loses three key SoC mobile engineers
Published in Mobiles


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.

MediaTek and Qualcomm upgrade Mobile SoCs
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 30 November 2018 12:16

MediaTek and Qualcomm upgrade Mobile SoCs


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.

Apple set to SOC it to 'em, baby
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:59

Apple set to SOC it to 'em, baby


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).

Apple A12 bionic 7nm detailed
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:38

Apple A12 bionic 7nm detailed


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.