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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


iPhone 6s Will Reportedly Use SiP Modular Architecture

06/22/2015, Over at Apple, the desire to create devices as thin as possible will probably not be going away anytime soon. In fact a recent report suggested that Apple might want to do away with the home button on the iPhone which would see Touch ID’s sensor...

TSMC Could Begin A9 Mass Production This Month

06/10/2015, The next-gen iPhones are expected to feature Apple’s new A9 chipsets inside of them. Now the rumor mill has been such that it always seems to be alternating between who will lead the production of the chipsets – TSMC or Samsung. Well according to...

The June Oven Is Powered By NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 Processor

06/09/2015, It could very well be that in the future, we could extend our arguments about hardware performance to household electronics if NVIDIA were to have it their way, because it seems that an oven dubbed “June” has been launched and under its hood is the...

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Reportedly Hit By Overheating Issues [Update]

05/13/2015, Update – According to Xiaomi who reached out to us to clarify, the issue is an isolated one and it seems that it has only affected one user who might have gotten a defective unit. The affected unit has since been sent back to Xiaomi whose engineers...

Chinese Analyst Rubbishes 10-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 818 Rumor

05/12/2015, Yesterday we reported that according to a rumor, Qualcomm is working on a 10-core processor in the form of the Snapdragon 818. The idea behind it, according to the alleged leaked document, is to utilize four low-powered cores, two medium-powered cores,...

Qualcomm Working On 10-Core Snapdragon 818 [Rumor]

05/11/2015, Our mobile processors these days are pretty powerful, but honestly how many of us run applications that really need that much power? Most of us just surf the web, send emails, chat with friends, take photos, watch videos, play some games, and so on,...

Qualcomm Speaks Up Over Snapdragon 810 Overheating Reports

05/06/2015, Does the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 have overheating problems? That’s what the rumors seem to be saying, but speaking to Forbes, the company’s VP of marketing Tim McDonough basically refutes it, calling it rubbish. “The rumours are rubbish, there was...

ASUS Thinking Of Adopting Qualcomm Processors For Future Phones

04/29/2015, Many are probably aware that Intel has attempted to break into the mobile market by launching mobile chipsets of their own. However when it comes to OEMs adopting their technology, there aren’t that many. In fact ASUS is probably one of the companies...

Foxconn CEO Lobbying For TSMC To Produce Apple’s A9 Chipset

04/29/2015, When it comes to producing chipsets for Apple, Samsung used to be the main producer of the component, until recent years where TSMC began to take more orders and eventually became Apple’s primary supplier. However recent rumors have suggested that for...

10-Core MediaTek Chipset Rumored For End Of Year Rollout

04/16/2015, As it stands for mobile devices, octa-core chipsets are probably the fastest, at least on paper. After all having eight cores does sound better than having four, right? However it seems that things could be taken up a notch thanks to MediaTek in which...

Bloomberg: Samsung Will Win A9 Chip Orders For Next iPhone

04/03/2015, There has been a lot of talk regarding Apple’s A9 SoC and who will be making it. As it stands there are two companies that have been talked about a lot – Samsung and TSMC. The latter was responsible for some of Apple’s previous chipsets, but it...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 Said To Run Cooler Than The Snapdragon 810

03/22/2015, There have been a variety of reports which suggests that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is prone to overheating. In fact a recent HTC One M9 benchmark showed the handset reaching temperatures as high as 55.4C, although HTC at that time seemed to blame...

TSMC Rumored To Produce 70% Of Apple’s A9/A9X Chipsets This Year

03/13/2015, When it comes to manufacturing the chipsets for Apple’s iOS devices, the task used to fall squarely into Samsung’s lap, but given that Apple and Samsung had a bit of a legal falling out, we have seen the Cupertino company turn to other manufacturers...