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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


Qualcomm Entry-Level Snapdragon 210 SoC With LTE Announced

09/10/2014, While budget smartphones are great if you just need a phone to communicate, surf the web, make calls, and send messages, sometimes OEMs tend to make some compromises in its hardware in order to make it affordable. This usually means that they will go for...

Qualcomm Boasts 60 Hours Of Music Playback On OnePlus One

08/08/2014, Considering that our smartphones, unlike our feature phones from back in the day, do a lot more than just making phone calls and sending text messages. We can take amazing photos, high quality videos, surface the web, watch videos in QHD, play 3D games,...

Apple’s Switch To TSMC Could Have Cost Samsung $1 Billion

08/05/2014, One of the reasons why companies aren’t eager to be heavily dependent on each other is because in the event something goes wrong, their operations would be affected hugely, and according to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, this could be...

Samsung Exynos ModAP SoC Announced With LTE Capabilities

07/10/2014, Just yesterday Samsung had teased that they would be making some Exynos-related announcements. One of the rumors had suggested that Samsung would finally be bringing LTE connectivity to their Exynos lineup, and sure enough they did with the Samsung ModAP....

Are More Cores, Better?

08/02/2013, Earlier today, tech media outlets were buzzing because Qualcomm’s VP Anand Chandrasekher presented a deck of slides (to a media group in Taiwan) that included a very specific message: among the things that are “dumb”, “Eight-core CPUs” make it...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Mass Production Begins Next Month

04/28/2013, The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor was first revealed back at CES 2013. It is a quadcore chip that utilizes Qualcomm’s new Krait 400 CPU designed with 28nm process and optimized for frequencies as high as 2.3Ghz. It has a Adreno 330 GPU on board...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 200 And 400 Chipset

02/20/2013,   Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 200 and 400 series aimed at the lower-end market. This extends the new processor list for 2013 which now looks like this: the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600, 800. the 200 and 400 chipsets have been designed for ...

NVIDIA Tegra 4i LTE Processor

02/19/2013, NVIDIA has just announced Tegra 4i, a new member in the Tegra 4 family of mobile processors. Tegra 4i features NVIDIA’s first integrated 4G LTE modem and it has been designed for smartphones that require both high-performance and very tight chip...

Intel Launches “Budget-Friendly” Processors

01/22/2013, Intel has just launched a series of budget-friendly CPUs based on its Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. According to CPU World, Intel has launched a total of seven new additions to its Celeron and Pentium series. Intel’s Celeron family are welcoming...

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Specs & Details

01/17/2013, [This is an ongoing story: Samsung will reveal more details as we get closer to Solid State Circuits Conference (Feb 19) Mobile World Congress (Feb 25-28), so we will update this page accordingly] The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa is a chip that was announced at...

What Is ARM big.LITTLE?

01/17/2013, ARM’s big.LITTLE is a processor technology that you are going to hear a lot about in 2013 as Samsung, Huawei and others promote their 8-core (octo-core) chips used in smartphones, tablets and possibly Chromebooks. There is no doubt that marketing...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Revealed: 75% Faster, Says Qualcomm

01/07/2013, At CES 2013, Qualcomm has made an announcement that is likely going to set their tone for most of 2013: their new Snapdragon processors are here, and they come not only with much improved features and performance, but also with a new naming scheme. The...