MediaTek Helio X30 is real
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With six A72 and four A53 it looks great 

The rumoured Helio X30 is real and if you thought that X20 was not enough to see off Snapdragon 820, it looks like the Helio X30 has a much better chance.

MediaTek announces X30 faster deca-core
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Four A72 cores and helio X22 too

If you thought the Helio X20 with ten core was the best MediaTek could offer, the company has now come up with an X30 which is a faster version of deca-core and has four A72 cores.

TSMC moves to 16nm FinFET
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Promises an aggressive ramp-up

TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu has announced his outfit has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm FinFET manufacturing process.

iPhone 6S new 12 MP camera and Qualcomm Cat 6 LTE
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Faster LTE at lower power 2MB RAM

Carrier aggregation was one of the buzzwords that Qualcomm tried to make significant in 2014, and especially in 2015. 

GloFlo had a 20nm node working
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So why did AMD pull Skybridge?

Yesterday we wrote an article about how GloFlo might have had a hand in cancelling AMD's  Skybridge project.  

Was GloFlo the Troll underneath Skybridge?
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Rumours of knifings

Since AMD canned its Project Skybridge two weeks ago the dark satanic rumour mill has suggested that Globalfoundaries might have had a hand in it.

MediaTek Helio coming in 20nm soon
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CorteX A72, 3rd gen LTE modem

MediaTek is going through a big branding transition, so in the future we will see more emphasis on the new Helio brand than on the model numbers such as MT6795.

Samsung's in-house modem developed over 7 years
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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. 

The fact that Samsung 14nm SoC works surprised the industry
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No one expected such good yields

We found out one rather interesting story at the Mobile World Congress and it sheds more light on Samsung's decision to use Exynos SoCs for most markets instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. 

Samsung Exynos 7420 14nm, a closer look
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64-bit, big.LITTLE Cortex-A57 at 2.1GGHz, A53 at 1.5GHz

Samsung had a rather short press conference, not talking that much about what is inside its new flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones, at least not in terms of silicon.