Qualcomm officially announces new 4nm W5 and W5+ Gen 1 SoCs
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Purpose-built for next generation wearables

Qualcomm has announced its successors to the Snapdragon Wear 4100 series SoCs, the 4nm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and the W5+ Gen 1, promising impressive improvements for next generation wearables.

Japanse boffin sues Intel
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It nicked FPGA SoC chips that use ALM and my other acronyms

Japanese boffin Masahiro Iida is incandesnant with rage that Intel has borrowed his idea for Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and System-on-Chip (SoC) chips that employ Adaptive Logic Modules (ALM).

Qualcomm maintains leadership in premium smartphones
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Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 proves it

Qualcomm recently launched a new flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and proved it still can maintain a significant distance between its nearest chipset competitor.

Exynos 2200 officially supported by Netflix
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Dimensity 1200, Unisoc also made on the list

Netflix has a demanding rule for qualifying to play in HD, HDR, and supported chipsets. The chips from HiSilicon, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Unisoc made it on the list, but surprisingly, Netflix announced official support for Exynos 2200.

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 SoC for handheld gaming
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SoC targeting handheld consoles, as well as other devices

Qualcomm is on a roll these days at its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, and a big part of the day-two has been left for the Snapdraong G3x Gen 1, a special SoC targetting handheld consoles and similar devices. It even partnered up with Razer, creating the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Development kit.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is now officially announced
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ARMv9 CPU cores, new Adreno GPU, camera improvements, and more

During its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, Qualcomm has unveiled its latest flagship mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, bringing improvements across the board, including new ARMv9 CPU cores, new Adreno GPU, 7th Gen Qualcomm AI engine, camera improvements with Snapdragon Sight Camera Technology, 4th gen Snapdragon Elite Gaming, and more.

Qualcomm introduces four new mid-range and entry-level SoCs
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Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+

Qualcomm has unveiled four new SoCs, or, to be precise, two new SoCs and two "plus" versions of existing SoCs, the Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+. This can be seen as Qualcomm's push to refresh the existing lineup as well as bring 5G connectivity to mid-range and entry-level markets.

Apple unveils the M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs
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Big chips for big performance

During its announced Apple Mac keynote, the company has announced a new line of MacBook Pro devices, as well as two new SoCs that will power those devices, the M1 Pro and the M1 Max.

AMD will most likely buy Xilinx
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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
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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.