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SoC stands for ‘system on a chip’ or ‘system on chip’ which is a way to describe that a complete electronic system (like a computer) has been integrated on a single chip that includes processors, co-processors, memory, and all the associated data buses. To qualify as an SoC, all the sub-components must be cut from the same silicon die. To learn more about SoC, read SoC: The Force That Rules All Smartphones and Tablets


Intel Could Be Making Apple’s A-Series Chipsets In The Future

08/18/2016, When it comes to mobile, Qualcomm is the clear leader for mobile chipsets. Intel has tried their hand at trying to get in on the market, but it’s safe to say that they haven’t really had much success, at least not on the same level that they have had...

Exynos Chipset Clocked at 4.0GHz Rumored For The Galaxy S8

08/10/2016, The chipsets on phones is important to its performance, kind of like picking a processor for your PC. There are many things to take into consideration, like how many cores there are, how efficient it is, and of course, how fast it is. So far the phones...

Alleged Apple A10 SoC Photo Leaked

08/10/2016, Assuming Apple does not change the way they name their products, this year’s iPhone will most likely be powered by the A10 chipset, and thanks to a recently leaked photo, an image of the A10 chipset has made its way online. The photo doesn’t really...

Acer Chromebook With MediaTek Processor Could Be Coming Soon

07/26/2016, Most of the Chromebooks we’ve seen have launched with Intel processors. This is pretty much Intel’s territory, at least as far as laptops and desktop computers are concerned. However it seems that Intel could soon be losing more ground to mobile...

HTC ‘Sailfish’ ROM Dump ‘Confirms’ Snapdragon 820 Chipset

07/25/2016, Last month thanks to leaked information, it was revealed that HTC will be working on two Nexus handsets this year codenamed “Marlin” and “Sailfish”. If the rumors are any accurate, the Marlin is expected to be the flagship model, while Sailfish is...

TSMC Could Have The Exclusive To Apple’s A10 & A11 Chipsets

07/18/2016, According to the rumors from last year, TSMC could be getting an exclusive contract to manufacture Apple’s A10 chipset for this year’s iPhone. The rumors have persisted and earlier this year, it was “confirmed” that TSMC would be the exclusive...

SoftBank To Acquire ARM For $32 Billion

07/18/2016, Names like Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, Apple, and Huawei have been tossed around a lot when it comes to the chipsets found on our smartphones. However for the most part, a lot of these companies base their chipsets on the designs by a UK-based company...

Apple’s A10 Chipset Spotted On Geekbench, Retains Its Dual-Core

07/15/2016, We suppose it doesn’t really take a genius to guess that this year’s iPhone will pack the A10 chipset. However the exact specs of the chipset remains a mystery, or at least until now where thanks to a sighting on Geekbench, some details have been...

TSMC Rumored To Have Begin Designing Apple’s A11 Chipset

05/06/2016, This year’s iPhone 7 will most likely pack the A10 chipset, which means that based on Apple’s habits over the past few years, there is a good chance that next year’s iPhone will pack the A11 chipset under its hood. That being said, this year’s...

Intel Cancels Atom Processor, Could Exit Mobile Industry [Update]

05/01/2016, Update – According to a statement provided by Intel, “We are not exiting the mobile space. We are committed to long-term leadership and improved profitability of our mobile business and the decision to cancel these projects enable us to move...

Movidius Fathom: A USB Stick A.I Supercomputer

04/28/2016, Movidius has just launched the Fathom Neural Compute Stick, a computer dedicated to using Deep Learning training on ultra-mobile, low-power, platforms such as drones other embedded applications where every milliwatt of power, and every gram of weight,...

Surface Phone Could Sport 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 830 SoC

04/25/2016, If the rumors are to be believed, Microsoft is said to be working on a device called the Surface Phone. Ever since the Redmond company acquired Nokia’s mobile division, we have only seen Lumia handsets churned out which means that the Surface Phone...

Window 10 Mobile Will Support Unannounced Snapdragon 830 Chipset

04/17/2016, Wondering what the future of Windows 10 Mobile devices could look like? If you were worried that Microsoft will continue to churn out mid-range handsets in order to compete purely on price and value for money, you will be pleased to learn that will not be...