Nothing Phone (2a) now official with Dimensity 7200 SoC
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New Glyphs, dual-camera system, and €329 starting price

Nothing has officially launched its new Nothing Phone (2a), starting at €329 and shipping on March 12. The new Nothing phone is built around a 6.78-inch screen, powered by a custom version of Mediatek's 4nm Dimensity 7200 Pro SoC, and has a dual 50MP rear camera system.

Nothing Phone (2a) to feature custom Dimensity 7200 Pro chipset
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Mediatek chip might give it a nice boost

Nothing has unveiled that the upcoming Nothing Phone (2a) will feature a custom Dimensity 7200 Pro SoC, co-developed with Mediatek. The 4nm SoC could give it an edge over similar competing phones on the market, at least if Nothing nails the price.

MediaTek announces 4nm Dimensity 8300 SoC
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Significantly faster thanks to Armv9 CPU cores and Mali-G615 GPU

MediaTek has announced its newest Dimensity 8000-series SoC, the Dimensity 8300. The new SoC is both faster and much more efficient thanks to the fact it is manufactured on TMSC's 4nm manufacturing process and comes with Armv9 CPU cores and the new Mali-G615 GPU.

MediaTek and Meta team up on glasses
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Next generation

MediaTek executive Vince Hu announced a new partnership with Meta that would allow it to develop smart glasses capable of augmented or mixed reality.

Mediatek announces its flagship 4nm+ Dimensity 9300 SoC
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Octa-core CPU with Cortex-X4 and Cortex-A720 cores and ray tracing-capable GPU

Mediatek has officially announced its flagship Dimensity 9300 SoC which should be coming to phones pretty soon, at least in China. This 4nm+ SoC brings an "all big CPU design", combining four Cortex-X4 and four Cortex-A720 cores and a 12-core Immortalis-G720 GPU with hardware ray tracing. Mediatek promises impressive performance gains across the board, including CPU, GPU, and AI with the new 7th gen APU.

TSMC N3 wafer cost $20K+
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28 September 2023

TSMC N3 wafer cost $20K+

Too expensive to use A17 Pro for vanilla iPhone 15

Apple is the first of many who started using the TSMC N3 3nm process for its latest SoC, and even for Apple, it is not easy to eat the manufacturing cost. 

MediaTek working with Meta on AI
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Dimensity platform 9300 works with Llama 2

MediaTek has announced that it is teaming up with Meta to bring on-device generative AI to its next Dimensity platform.

Qualcomm wins a place on TSMC product lines
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Looks like Apple was not the only fruit

It had been long claimed that the fruity cargo cult Apple had bought up all TSMC’s advanced chip manufacturing leaving Qualcomm out in the cold.  But it seems that this is not the case.

Realtek accuses MediaTek of being a robber baron
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Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Realtek has filed a lawsuit against an alleged patent troll Future Link whom it claims worked in a conspiracy with MediaTek.

Samsung joins RISC-V Software Ecosystem
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May the road Rise with you

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has joined RISE (RISC-V Software Ecosystem), an open-source software development project to build and develop an advanced semiconductor ecosystem.