Samsung unveils second generation FinFET Exynos 8890
Published in Processors


Octa core 14nm Cat 12 LTE modem

Samsung has officially unveiled its second generation FinFET processor and dubbed it Exynos 8890.

Qualcomm denies Snapdragon 820 breathes fire
Published in Processors
Thursday, 12 November 2015 08:03

Qualcomm denies Snapdragon 820 breathes fire


Executives firefight a hot-topic

Four Qualcomm VPs and execs absolutely denied that its new Snapdragon 820 was suffering from any thermal issues.

Snapdragon 820 reference device looks snappy
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Thursday, 12 November 2015 07:48

Snapdragon 820 reference device looks snappy


Runs Android 6.0

Qualcomm has shown us the reference devices for the new Snapdragon 820 and the tablet and phone was rather snappy as it ran Android 6.0.

Snapdragon 820 needs 30 percent less power
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 16:56

Snapdragon 820 needs 30 percent less power


Compared to the Snapdragon 810 SoC

Qualcomm has shown a slide that indicates that the normalized power consumption of a Snapdragon 820 is 30 per cent less than the earlier 810 and could mean batteries lasting a third longer. ..

Qualcomm to ship 932 milion MSM chips
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 16:35

Qualcomm to ship 932 milion MSM chips


932 Million MSM chips and modems

Qualcomm, is planning to ship more than 932 Million MSM chips by Christmas.

More than 60 design wins for  Snapdragon 820
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:39

More than 60 design wins for Snapdragon 820


Qualcomm President tells us 

The Snapdragon 820 has more than 60 design wins under its belt, Qualcomm President  Derek Aberle, told the press at the new chip's launch.

Nvidia has a record $1.305 billion quarter
Published in News
Friday, 06 November 2015 09:43

Nvidia has a record $1.305 billion quarter


Thanks to VR, gaming, deep learning, cloud, automotive and AMD snoozing 

Nvidia has announced record revenues in the third quarter for fiscal 2016 as a few long play strategies are starting to work out. Nvidia is diversifying beyond PC gaming . 

Officially released, Kirin 950 can manage 2.53 GHz
Published in Mobiles


Cortex A72 with 16nm TSMC FinFET

Huawei, the company that is probably the hardest to pronounce in tech has officially unveiled its Kirin 950 first FinFET 16nm based processor. 

Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12
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Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:50

Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12


Exclusive: Zen drive more important

Legendary, now ex AMD chief engineer Jim Keller was not a fan of the ARM-based K12 and sidelined it in favour of Zen development.

Darren Grasby is EMEA AMD President
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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:14

Darren Grasby is EMEA AMD President


Stepping up

AMD has decided that its Corporate Vice President Worldwide Component Channel manager Darren Grasby needs a promotion. Grasby is now President of EMEA AMD which is a promotion even if the job title is not as long..