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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


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...

Xiaomi Officially Announces Its Surge S1 In-House Chipset

02/28/2017, [MWC 2017] A week ago Xiaomi confirmed that they would be sharing details about its “Pinecone” processor at MWC, and sure enough they have. The company has officially announced the Surge S1 which is Xiaomi’s first in-house chipset that will be used...

ASUS Teases Snapdragon 835 Smartphone For CES 2017

01/02/2017, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 is expected to be the company’s flagship mobile chipset for 2017. Details are scarce and unknown for the most part, but as per Qualcomm’s tweet the other day, they are expected to detail the chipset at CES 2017 which kicks...

TSMC Refutes Claims Of Poor Foundry Yields On 10nm Chips

12/28/2016, According to a report from about a week ago, it was suggested that Apple’s 2017 iPads could either be delayed or in short supply at launch. This was apparently due to TSMC’s foundry problems that produced poor yields of the 10nm chips. However that...

Qualcomm To Detail Snapdragon 835 Chipset At CES 2017

12/27/2016, The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is a chipset from Qualcomm that we have been hearing about for awhile now, such as how it might be an octa-core chipset, for example. The good news is that if you’re curious about the chipset, Qualcomm has teased that come...