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Snapdragon 610, 615: Up To Octo-Core Snapdragon

02/23/2014, At Mobile world Congress 2014, Qualcomm is introducing two new system on chip (SoC): the Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615, that are designed to capture the “Super” mid-range Android phone market, which is a category that is rising very quickly thanks...

What is The Snapdragon 801 Processor?

02/23/2014, If you are following the mobile news today (and it looks like you are…), you will see that a number of new devices are being released with a Snapdragon 801 chip. At first, I was wondering if they were referring to the rumored Snapdragon 810, but...

Mediatek MT6732 Processor For The Mid-Range Market

02/23/2014, Mediatek has just announced the Mediatek MT6732 system-on-chip (SoC), which comes with quad-core cluster of ARM A53 64-bit CPUs, a Mali-T760 GPU and in integrated LTE modem. Mediatek aims at getting market share in what it calls the “Super-mid”...

Movidius Myriad 1 Vision Processor Powers Google’s Tango

02/21/2014, As you may have seen Google is working on a cool project called Tango which allows smartphones and tablets (and possibly Google Glass down the road) to not only see, but understand your environment. This is made possible by computer vision techniques not...

Are More Cores, Better?

08/02/2013, Earlier today, tech media outlets were buzzing because Qualcomm’s VP Anand Chandrasekher presented a deck of slides (to a media group in Taiwan) that included a very specific message: among the things that are “dumb”, “Eight-core CPUs” make it...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Mass Production Begins Next Month

04/28/2013, The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor was first revealed back at CES 2013. It is a quadcore chip that utilizes Qualcomm’s new Krait 400 CPU designed with 28nm process and optimized for frequencies as high as 2.3Ghz. It has a Adreno 330 GPU on board...

Intel to build 10% of all Apple A7 Processors [Rumor]?

03/12/2013, As you may know, Samsung used to manufacture Apple’s Ax series of processors (or SoC) but given the strained relationship between the two companies, Apple has been reportedly shopping around to diversify its manufacturing capability. It’s not...

Intel Ultrabook Prototype with Haswell Spoted at CeBIT

03/08/2013, [CeBIT 2013] Yesterday, I met with Karen Regis, Director, Ultrabook Marketing at Intel and she showed me a reference design prototype for an Ultrabook featuring the Intel fourth generation of Intel Core i-series processors (codenamed Haswell). The 17...

Audience earSmart eS325 Voice Processor

02/24/2013, We’ve talked about Audience’s eS515 sound processor during CES, and here at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Audience is releasing the es325, which is a version that mostly brings the same feature set (more on that in a minute), except that it is...

NVIDIA Tegra 4i LTE Processor

02/19/2013, NVIDIA has just announced Tegra 4i, a new member in the Tegra 4 family of mobile processors. Tegra 4i features NVIDIA’s first integrated 4G LTE modem and it has been designed for smartphones that require both high-performance and very tight chip...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Revealed: 75% Faster, Says Qualcomm

01/07/2013, At CES 2013, Qualcomm has made an announcement that is likely going to set their tone for most of 2013: their new Snapdragon processors are here, and they come not only with much improved features and performance, but also with a new naming scheme. The...

Audience eS515 Smart Sound Processor Launched

01/07/2013, You may not have heard of Audience, but its sound processor may be powering your smartphone right now. With design-wins like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, RAZRi and other high-profile smartphones, Audience makes your voice sound better for those...

Intel Readies 13W CPUs, Dives Deeper in Low-Power Territory

12/10/2012, Not so long ago, mobile processors from Intel had thermal design points (TDP) of 45W. TDP designates the energy that the chip and its cooling system are designed to dissipate. It is not really a measure of power draw, but both are correlated because...

Apple Eyeing Move Away From Intel Processors to ARM for Mac

11/05/2012, When Apple moved to Intel processors back in 2005, it was a coming-out of sorts for the Mac OS X operating system. No longer forced to run on PowerPC processors built by Motorola and IBM, software availability bloomed, and the Mac platform became much...