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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 To Produce 75% Of Apple’s A9 Chipsets [Rumor]

01/26/2015, Apple and Samsung don’t exactly have the best relationship. Granted their lawsuits against one another have stopped gracing the headlines as of late, but it is safe to assume that their relationship will never be the same again. However if the rumors...

MediaTek Working On 10-12 Core Processors [Rumor]

01/12/2015, As it stands, quad-core chipsets are found in the majority of smartphones and tablets at the moment, although there are some that come with octa-core chipsets on board, such as the recently announced Samsung Galaxy A7. However the question is, do we...

NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmarks: Unmatched Performance

01/05/2015, As it is customary for NVIDIA at this time of the year, it has announced a new mobile SoC called Tegra X1. While the announcement was not a surprise in itself, the performance of Tegra X1 was stunningly high and shows that NVIDIA remains one of the few...

TSMC Now Said To Lead The Charge On Apple’s A9 Processor [Rumor]

01/02/2015, There have been rumors that Samsung could be responsible for the manufacturing of Apple’s A9 chipset which is rumored to make its way into the next-gen iPhone. However according to newer rumors, Apple’s A9 chipset could be made by TSMC while Samsung...

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....