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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


ASUS Teases Snapdragon 835 Smartphone For CES 2017

01/02/2017, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 is expected to be the company’s flagship mobile chipset for 2017. Details are scarce and unknown for the most part, but as per Qualcomm’s tweet the other day, they are expected to detail the chipset at CES 2017 which kicks...

TSMC Refutes Claims Of Poor Foundry Yields On 10nm Chips

12/28/2016, According to a report from about a week ago, it was suggested that Apple’s 2017 iPads could either be delayed or in short supply at launch. This was apparently due to TSMC’s foundry problems that produced poor yields of the 10nm chips. However that...

Qualcomm To Detail Snapdragon 835 Chipset At CES 2017

12/27/2016, The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is a chipset from Qualcomm that we have been hearing about for awhile now, such as how it might be an octa-core chipset, for example. The good news is that if you’re curious about the chipset, Qualcomm has teased that come...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Gets Samsung 10nm Semiconductor Process

11/17/2016, Details about the upcoming Snapdragon 835 high-end SoC (main processor) from Qualcomm are starting to (officially) emerge. The new chip, designed by Qualcomm, will be manufactured by Samsung Semiconductor using Samsung’s edgy 10nm (nanometer) FinFET...

1Gbps Downloads In Next Snapdragon 800 Series Processors

10/18/2016, Qualcomm has made it official that its next-gen Snapdragon 800 Series of SoC (probably the Snapdragon 830) would integrate the Qualcomm X16 LTE Modem which is capable of reaching theoretical speeds close to 1 Gbps.

Alleged Apple A10X Chipset Spotted On Geekbench

10/04/2016, This year’s iPhones are powered by Apple’s new quad-core A10 Fusion chipset, which means that the next generation of iPads will most likely be powered by a variant of that chipset, possibly the A10X. Now thanks to a recent sighting on Geekbench, it...

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...