SoC

Today Meizu launched the new M6s, successor to last year’s M5s. The new M6s brings significant upgrades for the entry-level smartphone as it upgrades the SoC, screen and camera. The M6s is among one of the first smartphones in its price category to include a SoC with an ARM big core. The Exynos 5 (Mid-range series) 7872 is Samsung’s first SoC below the high-end to adopt Cortex A73 cores alongside the usual A53 cores. The new 2x A73 4x A53 configuration runs at respectively 2.0 and 1.6GHz, resulting in expected performance far ahead of the M5s’ MT6753 which only had A53 cores up to 1.3GHz. The GPU is a new Mali G71MP1 running up to a very high 1.2GHz, likely to compensate for the fact...

Intel Announces Movidius Myriad X VPU, Featuring ‘Neural Compute Engine’

Today, Intel subsidiary Movidius is announcing the Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), a low-power system-on-chip (SoC) intended for deep learning and AI acceleration in vision-based devices such...

13 by Nate Oh on 8/28/2017

MediaTek Unveils Helio P23 & Helio P30 SoCs: Premium Midrange for Q4'17 & Beyond

This morning MediaTek is taking the wraps off of their latest SoCs for the midrange phone market. Dubbed the Helio P30 and Helio P23, these are robust upgrades to...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/28/2017

Hot Chips: Google TPU Performance Analysis Live Blog (3pm PT, 10pm UTC)

Another Hot Chips talk, now talking Google TPU.

30 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2017

Hot Chips: Intel EMIB and 14nm Stratix 10 FPGA Live Blog (8:45am PT, 3:45pm UTC)

Today at Hot Chips we have a lot of interesting talks going on. First up is a talk on Intel's latest 14nm FPGA solution: Stratix 10 implementing HBM using...

51 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2017

Hot Chips: Intel Knights Mill Live Blog (4:45pm PT, 11:45pm UTC)

Another talk from Hot Chips, this time on Intel's Knights Mill (KNM). The Intel Knights family stems from their Xeon Phi product line, although KNM is a bit different...

22 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

Hot Chips: Microsoft Xbox One X Scorpio Engine Live Blog (9:30am PT, 4:30pm UTC)

This week it's the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino. We're sat nice and early, with the first talk today from Microsoft. John Sell, a Microsoft hardware veteran, is set...

33 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

Analyzing Falkor’s Microarchitecture: A Deep Dive into Qualcomm’s Centriq 2400 for Windows Server and Linux

Developing a custom microarchitecture is difficult. Even with all the standards in place and licensing an instruction set such as ARM, the actual development takes time and the right...

43 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2017

More Denverton Noise: GIGABYTE’s MA10-ST0 Features Unannounced 16-Core C3958

Today GIGABYTE Server (the server arm of GIGABYTE, a different BU to the motherboard team) has lifted the lid on their new MA10-ST0 motherboard and SoC combination, aimed squarely...

16 by Ian Cutress on 8/15/2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Showdown: Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835, Performance & Battery Life Tested

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s headline features are its edge-to-edge Infinity Display and striking new design. Of course it still comes packed with the latest hardware and technology like previous...

132 by Matt Humrick on 7/28/2017

Intel Launches Movidius Neural Compute Stick: Deep Learning and AI on a $79 USB Stick

Today Intel subsidiary Movidius is launching their Neural Compute Stick (NCS), a version of which was showcased earlier this year at CES 2017. The Movidius NCS adds to Intel’s...

38 by Nate Oh on 7/20/2017

Qualcomm’s New Lawsuit Cites Six Patents, Seeks US Sales Ban of Infringing Apple Products

Qualcomm is about to enter another round of its legal battle against Apple. With a new complaint, the company is set to file on Friday with the U.S. ITC...

64 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

TechInsights Confirms Apple’s A10X SoC Is TSMC 10nm FF; 96.4mm2 Die Size

One of the more intriguing mysteries in the Apple ecosystem has been the question over what process the company would use for the A10X SoC, which is being used...

86 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2017

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 1200 SoC: LTE Categories M1 & NB1 for Wearables & Smart Trackers

Back around this time last year, Qualcomm introduced their Snapdragon Wear 1100, the company’s first SoC specifically designed for budget, low-power wearable devices. The humble SoC featured just a...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/28/2017

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Midrange SoC

Kicking off today is second Mobile World Congress of the year, MWC Shanghai. As the de facto home of smartphone manufacturing, and home for an increasing number of major...

17 by Ryan Smith on 6/28/2017

Samsung Begins Production of Exynos i T200 SoC for Miniature IoT Devices

Samsung on Thursday said it had begun to mass-produce its first SoC for miniature IoT devices, the Exynos i T200. Aimed at devices that do not need a lot...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/23/2017

Qualcomm Announces First OEMs for Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835

Today, as part of Computex 2017, Qualcomm and Microsoft are joint announcing the next steps for their Windows on Snapdragon strategy. As previously reported, Qualcomm and Microsoft have collaborated...

24 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2017

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 660 & 630 Mobile Platforms: Better Connectivity, Camera, & Compute at 14nm

Qualcomm is bringing some premium experiences to its mid-tier lineup with the addition of the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platforms. Improved connectivity, enhanced imaging, faster charging, and...

58 by Matt Humrick on 5/8/2017

Samsung and TSMC Roadmaps: 8 and 6 nm Added, Looking at 22ULP and 12FFC

Samsung and TSMC have made several important announcements about the present and future of their semiconductor manufacturing technologies in March. Samsung revealed that it had shipped over 70 thousand...

88 by Anton Shilov on 5/5/2017

Imagination to Double-Down on GPU Business, MIPS and Ensigma to Be Sold

Just over a month ago, Imagination Technologies dropped the bombshell announcement that their largest customer, Apple, would be phasing out their use of Imagination’s GPU IP in their SoC...

106 by Ryan Smith on 5/4/2017

ARM Announces Mali-Cetus, Their Next-Generation Display Processor

This morning ARM is taking the wraps off another new product in their Mali graphics portfolio: the Mali-Cetus. The oddly named product (ed: this is a codename, not the...

8 by Ryan Smith on 5/1/2017

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