MediaTek revenues jump 29 percent in 2016
Published in News
Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:17

MediaTek revenues jump 29 percent in 2016


Strategy this year is to sell high-end smartphone SoCs


MediaTek, the fabless semiconductor company from Taiwan that provides SoCs for HDTVs, Blu-ray players and wireless products, saw its revenues jump by 29.2 percent year-over-year to a record high of $8.6 billion (¥$275.51 billion), according to the latest industry reports.

Intel is covering up Qualcomm’s success
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:35

Intel is covering up Qualcomm’s success


Literally uses a curtain

Last week at CES 2017 we noticed that Intel felt so unsecure about itself that it used a big curtain to hide the Qualcomm logo from the booth next door. This really happened and we were lucky to document it. 

Snapdragon 835 expected to exceed 820 design wins
Published in Mobiles


Very high interest

Qualcomm shared with us a few interesting facts about the Snapdragon 835. You can expect that many high-end smartphones will end up with this chip inside, as industry players are very interested. 

Adreno 540 is 25 percent faster than Adreno 530
Published in Graphics


Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 820

Keith Kressin, senior VP of product management at Qualcomm, told the world that the Snapdragon 835 has 25 percent better graphics compared to Snapdragon 820. 

Snapdragon 835 is out with 2.45GHz clock
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 17:39

Snapdragon 835 is out with 2.45GHz clock


Eight core, 1Gbit modem and Adreno 540, Bluetooth 5.0

The Snapdragon 835 is officially released with a few more details and as Fudzilla first revealed, this 10nm SoC will rock most of the high-end phones in 2017.

Meizu roadmap leaks a few MediaTek SoCs
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 30 December 2016 12:46

Meizu roadmap leaks a few MediaTek SoCs


First Snapdragon and many Helios

Meizu has just announced that it reached a licensing agreement with Qualcomm and the leaked roadmap shows a few unannounced MediaTek SoCs as well as the company’s first Qualcomm powered phone. 

Qualcomm to bring Snapdragon 835 in focus at CES 2017
Published in Mobiles


Teasing its new 10nm SoC

Judging by the latest teaser, Qualcomm will reveal more information on its 10nm Snapdragon 835 SoC at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, kicking off on January 5th.

SK Hynix has 8 GB LPDDR4
Published in Memory
Sunday, 25 December 2016 13:32

SK Hynix has 8 GB LPDDR4


Joins Samsung

SK Hynix has joined Samsung with its ability to deliver LPDDR4 8GB memory for future phones and tablets. Fudzilla expects to see quite a few phones with 8GB or RAM in the high end market next year, but we think that 8GB is pure marketing and unnecessary for most phone tasks. 

Apple's A11 SoC goes into production in late April
Published in Processors


TSMC needs to improve yield rates on 10nm first

The folks at Boston-based BlueFin Research Partners have recently given some much-needed commentary on the state of 10nm chip production at TSMC for Apple’s next-generation iPhone units.

MediaTek dismisses rumors of 10nm supply cuts
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 19:10

MediaTek dismisses rumors of 10nm supply cuts


TSMC on track to fulfill chip orders in Q1 2017


A recent report from Chinese-based Economic Daily News claimed that MediaTek would be slashing orders for its upcoming ten-core, 10-nanometer chips by at least 50 percent.  Now, the company has publicly dismissed the rumor, saying it was not the source.