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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’s A12 Chipset Could Be 20% Faster, 40% More Efficient

04/20/2018, It goes without saying that Apple’s A12 chipset that will probably find its way into 2018’s iPhones and iPads will be faster and more powerful than its predecessor. However exactly how much faster are we talking about? Apparently it will be about 20%...

Broadcom To Formally Abandon Plans To Acquire Qualcomm

03/14/2018, For a brief moment it seemed like Broadcom was digging their heels in and going after Qualcomm in a bid to acquire the company. Unfortunately the US government has since stepped in to block their bid, citing national security as a concern. However we had...

US Government Blocks Broadcom’s Bid For Qualcomm

03/12/2018, Broadcom has been trying to takeover Qualcomm, and if successful, they would form one of the largest chip companies in the world. However it seems that concerns about a monopoly wasn’t what the US government was worried about, but rather what...


Future ARM Chips Could Come With Built-In SIM Cards

02/21/2018, When designing smartphones, what we’ve noticed is how they smartphone makers tend to try and strike a balance between packing a ton of features, a larger battery, new sensors, and also trying to keep the phone as slim and as light as possible. Over the...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Speed Tests: A Taste of The Galaxy S9

02/11/2018, As you may know, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform is shaping up to be the most powerful system on a chip (SoC) for Android phones in the first half of 2018. We have given you the 845 details back in December. But during Qualcomm’s 5G Day in San...

TSMC Could Be The Exclusive Manufacturer Of Apple’s A12 Chipset

01/07/2018, For a while Apple has relied on Samsung to produce their A-series of chipsets that have been found in the iPhones and iPads, but in recent years Apple has also turned to other companies such as TSMC, who last we heard was the exclusive supplier for the...

Alleged List Of Snapdragon 845-Powered Devices Leaked

12/28/2017, By now it’s safe to assume that the majority of flagship smartphones we will be seeing in 2018 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, but in case you wanted an actual list of such devices, a list posted onto Weibo (via GSMArena) has revealed...

Samsung Teases Flagship Exynos Announcement For January 2018

12/28/2017, For the most part what Samsung has been doing over the years is offer its flagship handset in two variants: one made using Qualcomm’s chipset, and the other made using Samsung’s own chipset (both destined for different markets). It is largely expected...

Google Reportedly Hires More Of Apple’s Chip Engineers

12/24/2017, So far Google has relied on outside help for its Nexus and Pixel phones, where they typically outsource the creation of the handsets and components to various companies like Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, and so on, who in turn rely on hardware components from...

TSMC Could Start Producing Qualcomm’s Chipsets In 2018

12/22/2017, At the moment there are probably only a handful of companies in the world that have the facilities and processes necessary to manufacture the chipsets that are found in smartphones today. This includes the likes of Samsung and TSMC, both of whom have...

Chromebook Powered By Snapdragon 845 Could Be In The Works

12/21/2017, Recently the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset was officially announced at an event in Hawaii. It is safe to assume that the chipset is expected to find its way into many a flagship smartphone in 2018, like the LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9, but it seems that...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Features and Benchmarks

12/06/2017, Like clockwork, Qualcomm has announced its Snapdragon 845 system on chip (SoC) and high-end Snapdragon platform which will power numerous high-end smartphones and possibly always-connected laptops throughout 2018. As always, a major architecture change...

LG Could Be Attempting To Make Its Own Chipsets Again

10/04/2017, When it comes to mobile chipsets, it’s safe to say that Qualcomm has the market cornered. However this hasn’t stopped other companies from trying to make their own, like what Apple, Samsung, and Huawei have done. In fact a while ago, LG also attempted...