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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


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...

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Rumored To Pack Snapdragon 823

04/12/2016, With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung decided to equip their new flagships with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipsets. With the Snapdragon 820 being the top of the line chipset from Qualcomm right now, it is presumed that the upcoming Galaxy Note 6...

Exynos Galaxy S7 Edge Battery Life Outlasts The Snapdragon 820

03/22/2016, Last year there was a huge fuss kicked up over the fact that Apple’s A9 chipset was made by Samsung and TSMC. The reason behind the fuss is that on paper, it was discovered that the TSMC-made chip offered up a longer battery life than the Samsung-made...

Some Of The iPhone 7’s Modem Could Be Supplied By Intel

03/04/2016, So far for Apple’s iPhones, Qualcomm has been supplying the company with the LTE modems. However according to a new rumor, it has been suggested that Intel could be supplying some of the LTE modems for the iPhone 7. If you’re wondering why this rumor...

ARM: Mobile Devices Could Be More Powerful Than Consoles In 2017

02/17/2016, Our mobile devices have certainly come a long way from back in the day of the feature phone, where monochromatic games were all we could play. However looking at phones today, they have certainly caught up fast and are now playing games with high quality...

Qualcomm Confirms Snapdragon 820 For The LG G5

02/17/2016, The LG G5 will be officially announced this coming Sunday as confirmed by LG themselves. However the company has yet to officially confirm its specs, but safe to say that as we’ve seen in previous LG flagships, chances are they will be turning to...

TSMC Affected By Taiwan Earthquake, Production Impacted

02/15/2016, For those who missed the news, on the 6th of February, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.4 struck Taiwan. The earthquake is said to have been the deadliest earthquake in the country since the 921 earthquake and has left 116 confirmed dead. Not...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 2100 Chipset For Wearables

02/11/2016, As it stands, Qualcomm provides chipsets for several different smartwatches, like the 2nd gen Moto 360, the ASUS Zenwatch 2, the Huawei Watch, and so on. These devices are powered by Snapdragon chipsets and so will future wearables, except that in the...

iPhone 7’s A10 Chipset Will Be Solely Manufactured By TSMC [Rumor]

02/10/2016, Based on what Apple’s been doing over the past few years, it is safe to assume that with the iPhone 7, the Cupertino company will use the A10 chipset. However the question is, who will Apple turn to for the manufacturing of the component? According to a...

Bug Could Potentially Leave MediaTek-Powered Phones Vulnerable

01/29/2016, There are several different chipset makers that OEMs can choose from, and while Qualcomm might be the leading company at the moment, MediaTek has been making a name for themselves. However it seems that the company’s chipsets in some devices might have...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Speed & Features

01/14/2016, As we head towards Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the onslaught of smartphone designs using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 SoC (processor) is going to hit. Now is a good time to refresh your mind about what this chip is about, and how it is compared...

Xiaomi Could Consider Building Their Own Processors [Rumor]

12/30/2015, Companies like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei have all built their own chipsets for use in their mobile devices, thus cutting down dependence on other companies like Qualcomm, MediaTek, and NVIDIA in the process. Or in the case of Apple, zero reliance on...