SoC

As we get ever closer to the releases of various Android vendor’s newest generation devices, Qualcomm continues its tradition of showcasing the performance of its newest generation SoC ahead of time, giving us a preview and a glimpse of what to expect of the upcoming commercial devices. This year, the company has shuffled the schedule around a bit, and instead of hosting the event at their San Diego headquarters, and we were able to get a hands-on with the Snapdragon 855 at CES before the show had started. Today we’re be looking in quite extensive detail on how exactly the new Snapdragon chipset performs, as well as shedding some light on some important unanswered technical questions on some aspects of the SoC.

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...

59 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...

89 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

Apple To Develop Own GPU, Drop Imagination's GPUs From SoCs

In a bombshell of a press release issued this morning, Imagination has announced that Apple has informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use...

144 by Ryan Smith on 4/3/2017

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 gets a CPU transplant, an updated GPU, a 1Gbps LTE modem, and other updates. We were able to see the new SoC in action and collect...

128 by Matt Humrick & Ryan Smith on 3/22/2017

ARM Launches DynamIQ: big.Little to Eight Cores Per Cluster

Most users delving into SoCs know about ARM core designs over the years. Initially we had single CPUs, then paired CPUs and then quad-core processors, using early ARM cores...

35 by Ian Cutress on 3/21/2017

Qualcomm Announces 205 Mobile Platform: Entry-Level LTE for India & Emerging Markets

This morning in New Delhi, Qualcomm is taking the wraps off of their latest entry-level, high-volume SoC, the Qualcomm 205 SoC. The cornerstone of the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform...

27 by Ryan Smith on 3/20/2017

Bosch and NVIDIA Team Up for Xavier-Based Self-Driving Systems for Mass Market Cars

Bosch and NVIDIA on Thursday announced plans to co-develop self-driving systems for mass-market vehicles. The solutions will use NVIDIA’s next-generation codenamed Xavier SoC as well as the company’s AI-related...

43 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2017

Qualcomm Tweaks Snapdragon Brand: No Longer a Processor, Instead a Platform

While all eyes are on Qualcomm for the impending release of devices containing their high-end Snapdragon 835 SoC, this morning the company has a slightly different kind of announcement...

25 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2017

Spreadtrum SC9861G-IA: An Intel Atom Octocore Smartphone SoC on 14nm with LTE

Last year Intel decided to cease development of its smartphone SoCs and focus instead on microprocessors for other devices, as well as LTE, 5G modems, as well as various...

47 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2017

AppliedMicro's X-Gene 3 SoC Begins Sampling: A Step in ARM's 2017 Server Ambitions

There has been a lot of recent movement in the ARM Server SoC space, with three major players. The third player, AppliedMicro, has been acquired by MACOM. MACOM has...

24 by Johan De Gelas on 3/15/2017

HiSilicon Kirin 960: A Closer Look at Performance and Power

HiSilicon looks to build on the Kirin 950’s success by adopting ARM’s latest A73 CPU cores and Mali-G71 GPU for the Kirin 960. Still manufactured on a 16nm FinFET...

86 by Matt Humrick on 3/14/2017

Imagination Announces PowerVR Furian GPU Architecture: The Next Generation of PowerVR

Taking place today is Imagination Technologies’ annual tech summit in Santa Clara, California. The company’s annual summit is always a venue for major Imagination news, and this year that’s...

19 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2017

NVIDIA Announces Jetson TX2: Parker Comes To NVIDIA’s Embedded System Kit

For a few years now, NVIDIA has been offering their line of Jetson embedded system kits. Originally launched using Tegra K1 in 2014, the first Jetson was designed to...

59 by Ryan Smith on 3/7/2017

AMD Prepares 32-Core Naples CPUs for 1P and 2P Servers: Coming in Q2

For users keeping track of AMD’s rollout of its new Zen microarchitecture, stage one was the launch of Ryzen, its new desktop-oriented product line last week. Stage three is...

91 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2017

MediaTek Announces Helio X30 Availability: 10 CPU Cores On 10nm

MediaTek first unveiled the Helio X30—its next-generation high-end SoC—last fall, but today at Mobile World Congress the Taiwanese company announced its commercial availability. The Helio X30 is entering mass...

56 by Matt Humrick on 2/27/2017

Intel Announces Xeon D-1500 Network Series SoCs with QuickAssist, Four 10 GbE Ports

Intel’s Xeon D SoCs and supporting platforms for storage, web hosting and networking applications seem to be getting traction with actual hardware manufacturers as well as end users. This...

12 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2017

Samsung Announces Exynos 8895 SoC: 10nm, Mali G71MP20, & LPDDR4x

Even though Mobile World Congress doesn’t kick off for another few days, Samsung isn’t wasting any time in getting started. This morning the company is announcing their latest generation...

25 by Ryan Smith on 2/23/2017

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