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Back on Monday we saw the surprise announcement from AMD and Samsung revealing a multi-year strategic partnership in which Samsung will license AMD’s graphics IP. Since the announcement, we’ve been working to reach out to sources to try to dig a bit deeper into just what the deal entails. While it seems like AMD and Samsung are holding their most important cards close to their proverbial chest, we’ve managed to find some new high-level details of the deal, and how it looks like AMD and Samsung are setting up for a rather unique collaborative arrangement. Perhaps the biggest outstanding question is just how the licensing arrangement works – what exactly has Samsung licensed? It’s also the trickiest question, and the one that our sources have...

Samsung Galaxy S10 May Firmware Update: Improved Night Mode

We’ve reviewed the Galaxy S10 2.5 months ago now. Amongst one of the discoveries of besides the differences between the Snapdragon and Exynos models was the fact that Samsung’s...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/7/2019

Apple Announces iOS 13: Dark Mode, iPadOS & Files

At today’s WWDC event in San Jose, California, Apple unveiled the newest update to its iOS operating system, iOS 13, as well as its forking of iOS for tablet...

57 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

Apple To Drop the iPhone 5s & 6: iOS 13 Minimum Requirement is iPhone 6s

Today Apple announced the new iOS 13 operating system update for iPhones. Among the feature updates of the new OS which we’ll cover in a separate article, Apple is...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

Infineon Set to Acquire Cypress for $10 Billion

Infineon on Monday said that it had signed an agreement to take over Cypress Semiconductor, strengthening its portfolio of physical interface technologies. The move will add a set of...

0 by Anton Shilov on 6/3/2019

AMD To License Out Radeon GPU IP to Samsung For Use In SLSI Mobile GPUs

Today Samsung and AMD announced a new multi-year strategic partnership between the two companies, where Samsung SLSI will license graphics IP from AMD for use in mobile GPUs.

47 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

The Apple WWDC 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny San Jose, California for the annual developer pilgrimage that is Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. One part promotional event, one part trade show, and two...

38 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2019

Motorola Announces New Moto Z4: Moto's 2019's Flagship

Today Motorola launches the new Moto Z4 (stylised: moto z4). The Z4 follows up on last year’s Z3 and represents Motorola flagship device for 2019. Yet the Z4 isn’t...

77 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/30/2019

Intel Unveils 10th Gen Core Ice Lake-U & Ice Lake-Y Mobile CPUs: 10nm Sunny Cove Later This Year

At Intel’s Keynote presentation here at Computex, the company finally lifted the lid on its first widely available new CPU design on 10nm, called Ice Lake. The official marketing...

185 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

MediaTek Announces 7nm 5G With Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU Coming

Today MedaTek is making quite an unusual announcement: The company is the first to announce a SoC with an integrated 5G modem. Even more interesting is the fact that...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/29/2019

Apple Announces New iPod Touch: A10 SoC Inside

It’s been 4 years since Apple last updated the iPod lineup with the 6th generation iPod Touch in 2015. Today Apple did the unexpected and released a hardware refresh...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/28/2019

Arm's New Cortex-A77 CPU Micro-architecture: Evolving Performance

2018 was an exciting year for Arm’s own CPU designs. Last year in May we saw the release of the Cortex-A76 and the subsequent resulting silicon in the form...

104 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2019

Arm's New Mali-G77 & Valhall GPU Architecture: A Major Leap

Along today’s announcement of the new Cortex-A77 CPU microarchitecture, the arguably bigger announcement is Arm’s unveiling of the new Valhall GPU architecture and the new Mali-G77 GPU. It’s been...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2019

EE to Switch On its UK 5G Network on May 30

At an event here in London, the carrier Everything Everywhere (EE) said that it would switch on its 5G network in the UK on May 30. The country’s first...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

United States Rules Qualcomm In Violation of Antitrust Laws - Qualcomm To Appeal

The United States Federal Trade Commission’s case against Qualcomm has just taken an important step. In a ruling released last night, the US District Court judge Lucy Koh issued...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Zoom Zoom: Testing 10x Hybrid Zoom in Dublin with the Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

One of the main issues facing the smartphone industry is stagnation. From generation to generation, we see the main smartphone manufacturers gunning for differentiation, and we’ve seen features such...

28 by Ian Cutress on 5/22/2019

The Honor 20 Pro: A Quad-camera Hands-On Review

As a sister brand of Huawei, Honor in the last few years has seen quite a rising success in terms of delivering high value devices. In fact Honor’s smartphones...

33 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/21/2019

ASUS Launches the ZenFone 6: 6.4-Inch Flagship Phone With Motorized Flip-Up Module Camera

ASUS has introduced its new high-end smartphone, the ZenFone 6. The new handset is based on Qualcomm’s top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 SoC, and perhaps most interesting of all, a motorized...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/21/2019

Update: Huawei Issued Waiver by U.S. to Continue Software Updates & Hardware Maintenance

Update 05/20, 9pm: Following last week's ban and Google's suspension of business operations with Huawei, the U.S. Commerce Department has issued a new waiver for the company to continue...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/20/2019

Marvell to Acquire Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries

Marvell on Monday announced that it had entered into agreement to buy Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries. The acquisition will bring additional chip design capabilities to Marvell and will enable...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2019

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