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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


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...

Apple Eyeing Move Away From Intel Processors to ARM for Mac

11/05/2012, When Apple moved to Intel processors back in 2005, it was a coming-out of sorts for the Mac OS X operating system. No longer forced to run on PowerPC processors built by Motorola and IBM, software availability bloomed, and the Mac platform became much...

iPhone 5 A6 chip probably has custom core design

09/16/2012, For all the noise that was made around the relative lack of novelty with the iPhone 5, it’s fair to say that most people will probably agree on the fact that it is a faster phone, and not in a small way. Without running proper benchmarks,...

TSMC’s 28nm-based ARM Cortex-A9 test chip goes beyond 3 GHz

05/04/2012, Today, TSMC, also known as the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, announced that its very own 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor test chip reached 3.1 GHz. According to TSMC, the 28nm HPM process technology will address applications that are...