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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 Reminds Developers To Update Apps To Include 64-bit Support

12/17/2014, Apple made waves last year when they announced the iPhone 5s, not so much for its design or its features, but because of the A7 chipset which effectively made the iPhone 5s the first modern day smartphone to sport a 64-bit processor. Some have argued that...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Rumored To Be Facing Design Issues

12/11/2014, About a week ago, we had heard the rumors that Qualcomm was having some issues with its Snapdragon 810 chipset, so much so that it could be delayed. The reports claimed that there were major overheating issues with GPU drivers failing, along with RAM...

MediaTek And Xiaomi Rumored To Have Split [Updated]

11/25/2014, Update – A new report from Focus Taiwan has debunked the rumors. “Xiaomi said in a statement on its Sina Weibo microblog that the report published earlier in the day on web portal Sina is “significantly false” and that the 4G...

Samsung Sues NVIDIA Over Alleged Falsified Tegra K1 Benchmarks

11/12/2014, A few months ago, NVIDIA sued Samsung over alleged patent infringement. Well now it looks like Samsung is suing NVIDIA back, except that it is about faking benchmark results in the comparison of the NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset and the Samsung Exynos 5433, or...

Apple Hires New Director Of SoC Audio Processing

11/03/2014, There are many different aspects of a phone to get excited over. It could be a new processor that is more energy efficient, thus increasing the battery life of the phone. It could be the display with its vivid colors and sharpness. It could be its camera...

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...