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TSMC Affected By Taiwan Earthquake, Production Impacted

02/15/2016, For those who missed the news, on the 6th of February, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.4 struck Taiwan. The earthquake is said to have been the deadliest earthquake in the country since the 921 earthquake and has left 116 confirmed dead. Not...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 2100 Chipset For Wearables

02/11/2016, As it stands, Qualcomm provides chipsets for several different smartwatches, like the 2nd gen Moto 360, the ASUS Zenwatch 2, the Huawei Watch, and so on. These devices are powered by Snapdragon chipsets and so will future wearables, except that in the...

iPhone 7’s A10 Chipset Will Be Solely Manufactured By TSMC [Rumor]

02/10/2016, Based on what Apple’s been doing over the past few years, it is safe to assume that with the iPhone 7, the Cupertino company will use the A10 chipset. However the question is, who will Apple turn to for the manufacturing of the component? According to a...

Bug Could Potentially Leave MediaTek-Powered Phones Vulnerable

01/29/2016, There are several different chipset makers that OEMs can choose from, and while Qualcomm might be the leading company at the moment, MediaTek has been making a name for themselves. However it seems that the company’s chipsets in some devices might have...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Speed & Features

01/14/2016, As we head towards Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the onslaught of smartphone designs using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 SoC (processor) is going to hit. Now is a good time to refresh your mind about what this chip is about, and how it is compared...

Xiaomi Could Consider Building Their Own Processors [Rumor]

12/30/2015, Companies like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei have all built their own chipsets for use in their mobile devices, thus cutting down dependence on other companies like Qualcomm, MediaTek, and NVIDIA in the process. Or in the case of Apple, zero reliance on...

Qualcomm Renames The Snapdragon 618 & 620

12/16/2015, If you recall, earlier this year Qualcomm announced several new Snapdragon chipsets aimed at mid-range devices. Amongst the announcement were the Snapdragon 618 and 620 chipsets. However in a recent announcement made by the chipmaker, it seems that they...

Apple Rumored To Be Working On Their Own Mobile GPU

12/10/2015, Apple’s iOS devices are all powered by the company’s A-series of chipsets. These chipsets are based on ARM’s design but they feature custom cores and microarchitecture, kind of like what Samsung and other OEMs are doing when they create their own...

Samsung Galaxy S7 Could Feature Heat Pipes [Rumor]

12/04/2015, If the rumors are to be believed, 2016’s Samsung Galaxy S7 could feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Now with the Snapdragon 810, there were reports of it overheating which is apparently why Samsung opted to go with Exynos chipsets for their...

TSMC Rumored To Have Exclusive On Apple’s A10 SoC

12/03/2015, Based on the way things have been progressing, it is only natural that come 2016 we can look forward to Apple’s iPhone 7. This model will not only represent a change in terms of design, but also a change in hardware and what we can only assume will...

Sony CEO Denies They Are Working On Their Own Chipset

11/20/2015, A couple of days ago it was rumored that Sony might be interested in developing their own mobile chipset. Unfortunately if you were wondering if that was true, it turns out that the rumors were false. According to reports, it seems that both Sony Mobile...

Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Rumored For 2016

11/18/2015, Last week, Qualcomm officially detailed the Snapdragon 820 chipset. This is the chipset that is expected to power high-end flagship smartphones for 2016, and if the rumors are to believed, the Samsung Galaxy S7 could be one of them. That being said, the...

Analyst Thinks Apple’s A9X Could Pose A Threat To Intel

11/12/2015, The iPad Pro sports an A9X chipset under its hood. This is Apple’s latest chipset and according to various benchmarks, the seems that the A9X is more than capable and has been found to even outperform Apple’s MacBook series of laptops, which is very...