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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


Bloomberg: Samsung Will Win A9 Chip Orders For Next iPhone

04/03/2015, There has been a lot of talk regarding Apple’s A9 SoC and who will be making it. As it stands there are two companies that have been talked about a lot – Samsung and TSMC. The latter was responsible for some of Apple’s previous chipsets, but it...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 Said To Run Cooler Than The Snapdragon 810

03/22/2015, There have been a variety of reports which suggests that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is prone to overheating. In fact a recent HTC One M9 benchmark showed the handset reaching temperatures as high as 55.4C, although HTC at that time seemed to blame...

TSMC Rumored To Produce 70% Of Apple’s A9/A9X Chipsets This Year

03/13/2015, When it comes to manufacturing the chipsets for Apple’s iOS devices, the task used to fall squarely into Samsung’s lap, but given that Apple and Samsung had a bit of a legal falling out, we have seen the Cupertino company turn to other manufacturers...

Samsung Rumored To Be In Talks With MediaTek

03/06/2015, When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6, it did not come as a surprise to see that Qualcomm was not the company powering the handset. This seemed to line up with earlier rumors that Samsung might have ditched Qualcomm for their own brand of Exynos chipsets....

Snapdragon 820 Will Reach Qualcomm’s Partners In H2 2015

03/02/2015, Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 820, the company’s next high-end processor (or SoC) would start “sampling” in the second half of this year (H2 2015). “Sampling” means that the first processors will be produced in limited quantity for engineering...

Qualcomm Seemingly Confirms Snapdragon 810 In HTC One M9

02/24/2015, Are you excited about the upcoming HTC One M9? From what we have heard based on the rumors, the handset will be packing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset under its hood. This is Qualcomm’s latest chipset and most powerful to date, and given that HTC...

Samsung’s 14nm Exynos 7 Chipsets Officially Announced

02/16/2015, Every year Samsung announces upgrades to their own Exynos-brand of SoCs and this year it looks like the Exynos 7 will be the latest chipset to be announced by the South Korean tech giant. The new Exynos 7 chipsets will be built using the 14nm process...

Snapdragon 810 Fully Revealed: Benchmarks, Architecture

02/12/2015, Since Snapdragon 810 (official page) has been talked about since early 2014, let’s start with the most recent information: our hands-on benchmark scores, using with a reference development device and the latest firmware available. As you may recall,...

MediaTek Will Power More Of Sony’s Low, Mid-Range Handsets [Rumor]

02/12/2015, Sony, for the most part, has relied on Qualcomm for the chipsets found in their phones, but it seems that further down the line with the company’s low and mid-range handsets, Sony could be thinking about turning to MediaTek instead. This is according to...

Samsung Alleged Working On Exynos 7890, Exynos 7650

02/12/2015, At the moment the most powerful chipset that Samsung has is probably the Exynos 7420 which last we heard could be making it into the company’s upcoming flagship smartphones. However could Samsung already be planning more powerful chipsets? As it turns...

Second-Gen NVIDIA Shield Tablet Could Use Tegra X1 Chipset [Rumor]

02/06/2015, A couple of years ago, NVIDIA released the Shield handheld gaming console powered by Android, and last year they released another mobile gaming device in the form of the Shield tablet. Now given NVIDIA’s background in the gaming industry, we’re sure...