Apple to kick out Intel in 2020
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:00

Apple to kick out Intel in 2020


Intel has one percent Apple profits

The market is upset about the leaked news that Apple might dump Intel in its future notebooks in 2020. Apple is working on its own Kalamata chip that could power phones, tablets and Macs in the future.

Nvidia announces Automotive SoC Orin
Published in News
Saturday, 31 March 2018 20:07

Nvidia announces Automotive SoC Orin


Gives little to none details

Nvidia’s CEO, the man  known for his  two hour plus keynotes that tend to become even longer, has announced the company's next generation automotive chip codenamed Orin. Nvidia gave few details about the chip but did mention it is expected to perform similarly to Pegasus.

Xilinx says computing after Moore’s Law is called ACAP
Published in Processors


Adaptive compute acceleration platform

Intel's Gordon Moore came with one of the most prominent rules/"laws" of the semiconductor industry, that the number of transistors on chip would double every 18th month.

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:08

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream


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.

Samsung unveils its mid-range Exynos 7872 SoC
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 23:57

Samsung unveils its mid-range Exynos 7872 SoC


14nm SoC with hexa-core Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 CPU cores

Samsung announced its newest SoC built on 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and aimed at mid-range devices, the Exynos 7872 SoC.

Qualcomm announces new QCC5100 low-power Bluetooth SoC
Published in Wearables


More features and longer battery life for wireless earbuds

Qualcomms said it will make QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC, and likely will provide more processing power as well as lower power consumption for wireless headphones and "hearables".

Broadcom buying Qualcomm just won’t happen
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:13

Broadcom buying Qualcomm just won’t happen


Fudzilla asked around

Over the last few weeks we've met with a few dozen Qualcomm and industry C level executives and of course discussed the potential Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm. The general conclusion is that this won't happen as Broadcom might profit from it at the big expense of Qualcomm.

Snapdragon 845's guts revealed
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 20:43

Snapdragon 845's guts revealed


Adreno 630 and Kryo 385

Keith Kresin and Tim Leland just gave us a first glimpse of the inside of the Snapdragon 845.

Nvidia Xavier almost taped out
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:19

Nvidia Xavier almost taped out


CEO confirms

Nvidia Xavier, the next generation Tegra focused on self-driving, is almost taped out.

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive late 2018
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:59

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive late 2018


Mass production in 2019

The current generation of SoC and the one that comes after will remain at 10nm, since it will take some time to move to 7nm. This is the conclusion we gathered after talking to a number of industry insiders.