Semiconductor sales up eight percent
Published in News

Intel still the market leader shokka

Sales of semiconductors were up eight per cent and reached $340bn according to a report by analyst house Gartner.

Chipmakers are skipping Cortex-A57, what are the implications?
Published in Processors

Analysis: Stuck with Cortex-A53, next stop Cortex-A72

The 64-bit Cortex-A57 core is ARM’s latest and greatest CPU design, but very few chipmakers are actually building products based on this flagship core. In fact, many are skipping it altogether, so what’s going on here? 

HTC revives One M8 in Europe as One M8s
Published in Mobiles

With Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC

Just as its new flagship, the HTC One M9, started to appear in European retail/e-tail, HTC announced a new version of the HTC One M8 smartphone, the new mid-range HTC One M8s.

Snapdragon 820 to end up on Samsung’s 14nm node?
Published in Processors

TSMC lagging by at least one quarter

Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 may not only be the company’s first FinFET part, but the first processor manufactured by Samsung rather than TSMC. 

There is no Snapdragon 815, Qualcomm confirms
Published in Mobiles

And there never was

A lot of rumours regarding an alleged upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 SoC have been floating around, and now the chipmaker has informed us that that no such chip exists.

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
Published in Processors

Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.

Qualcomm teams up with Microsoft
Published in Motherboards

DragonBoard 410c development kit in the works

Qualcomm has teamed up with Microsoft's Windows 10 to create a DragonBoard 410c development kit.

Qualcomm and MediaTek reportedly shifting orders from TSMC
Published in Processors

Looking for cheaper 28nm alternatives?

Qualcomm and MediaTek are reportedly shifting some of their orders from TSMC, in search of better pricing.

Samsung doing well stuffing modem and AP together
Published in News

One chip strategy

Samsung's new-model AP 'Exynos 7420,' which applied 14 nano FinFET is continuing the outfit's one chip plans by putting the modem and AP together.

Samsung's in-house modem developed over 7 years
Published in Mobiles

San Diego born and raised

Samsung's Exynos 7240 is a little miracle, and being the first mobile 14nm SoC in the market has its own benefits.