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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 Accuses Qualcomm Of Trying To Kill The Competition

07/23/2017, Apple and Qualcomm are currently engaged in a rather bitter lawsuit, but it seems that Apple won’t be fighting this battle alone as recently some pretty major tech companies have thrown their support behind the Cupertino company, claiming that...

TSMC Could Be The Sole Supplier Of Apple’s 2018 A-Series Chips

07/20/2017, A recent report out of Korea has suggested that in 2018, Samsung could be brought back into the fold by Apple as being one of their suppliers for their 2018 A-series chipsets that will be used in the iPhone 9 (or whatever it will be called). This means...

Samsung Rumored To Produce Apple’s 2018 iPhone Chipsets

07/18/2017, For a while Samsung was chosen by Apple to be one of their manufacturers for their A-series chipsets used in their iPhones and iPads. However the legal dispute between both companies as well as Apple’s desire to not be over-reliant on one supplier has...

Does The Samsung Exynos 9 Ad Hint At The Note 8’s Design?

07/13/2017, The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a stunning and sleek piece of hardware, which means that expectations are pretty high as to what we might be able to expect from the Galaxy Note 8 which is scheduled for a release later this year. Now it seems that there is a...

Apple’s Chipset Architect Is Now Leading Google’s SoC Efforts

06/13/2017, Apple has never been one to shy away from trying to make their own hardware, presumably because this cuts down on being dependent on third-party companies, as well as allowing them a greater degree of control on how their hardware and software works with...

LG G7 Could Pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 Chipset

05/29/2017, Earlier this year, LG launched its flagship LG G6 smartphone. The company tried to get ahead of the competition, such as Samsung, but it seems that in the process they might have been forced to use 2016’s Snapdragon 821 chipset instead of the Snapdragon...

TSMC Has Reportedly Begun Production Of The iPhone 8’s A11 Chip

05/11/2017, Apple isn’t really a company flaunts the technical details about its products, and it is easy to see why. With many of its competitors putting out octa-core and even deca-core powered phones with as much as 6GB of RAM, Apple’s iPhones at least on...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 Chips Announced

05/08/2017, Qualcomm has made an update in its “High-Tier”* market chip offering with two upgrades in the form of the Snapdragon 630 and 660 chip, which will replace the former 626 and 653 processors in this segment of the Snapdragon Platform line up.

Qualcomm Claims Apple Is Withholding Its Royalties Payments

04/28/2017, Earlier this year, Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm claiming that the company had been overcharging them in royalties for technologies that they have nothing to do with. Apple even alleged that Qualcomm had withheld payments to Apple as a form of...

What is the Snapdragon Platform?

03/22/2017, Recently, Qualcomm has published a blog post titled “Moving beyond processors to platforms” in which the company outlines changes to the Snapdragon brand with an emphasis on no longer communicating about Snapdragon as a “processor,” but as a...

Snapdragon 835 Benchmarks Show Galaxy S8 Potential

03/22/2017, The 2017 smartphone season has started with the LG G6, but high-specs fans have taken notice that the G6 uses a Snapdragon 821 chip (July 2016) and not a Snapdragon 835, which is the latest 8xx design from Qualcomm. Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 is...

TSMC To Decide On US Chip Plant In 2018

03/21/2017, As you might have heard over the past few months, US President Donald Trump has been saying that US tech companies, such as Apple, should move their production back to the US instead of outsourcing to the likes of China. One of Apple’s manufacturing...

Samsung Rumored To Supply 2018 iPhone ‘A12’ Chipsets

03/15/2017, Despite the lawsuits filed against one another and the fierce competitive nature between both Apple and Samsung, both companies still worked together, with Samsung supplying Apple with quite a bit of hardware components for its various products. One of...