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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


The iPhone 7’s A10 Fusion Chip Is Faster Than The MacBook Air

09/15/2016, The majority of the iPhone 7’s improvements are under the hood, thanks to its new A10 Fusion chipset which makes it a quad-core phone versus the iPhone 6s which was still a dual-core setup. As we have seen on the AnTuTu benchmarks, this has...

What is Qualcomm Clear Sight?

09/15/2016, Qualcomm has just shed some light over its Clear Sight camera technology. Clear Sight can exploit two camera modules with identical sensors to improve imaging performance by having one capture color, and the other one capturing brightness with a slightly...

Samsung Rumored To Be In Talks With NVIDIA & AMD For Mobile GPUs

09/09/2016, Recently SoftBank announced that they had completed the acquisition of ARM, and like we stated it was a big deal because many big names in the mobile industry rely on ARM for their mobile chipsets, and Samsung is one of them. They also rely on ARM for...

SoftBank Completes Acquisition Of ARM

09/06/2016, Back in July, it was reported that Japanese company SoftBank announced their plans to acquire UK company ARM. For those who are unfamiliar, ARM is the company behind the architecture of mobile chipsets used by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm,...

Intel Gets Low-Power Vision Technology From Movidius Acquisition

09/06/2016, Intel is acquiring Movidius, a chip-maker known for the Myriad series of SoC specialized in vision and deep learning inference workload at low power. Intel’s main stated reason for buying Movidius is to strengthen its Intel Realsense technology which...

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...