Chinese foundries developing FinFET rival
Published in Processors

Slimming down with Ultra-Thin Body processes

Chinese foundries are ignoring FinFET technology and are developing Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production.

Samsung officially announces 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet
Published in Mobiles

18.4-inch tablet with low pixel density

After plenty of rumors, Samsung has now officially announced its 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet.

Snapdragon 820 might have heating problems
Published in Processors

Qualcomm denies it

The original story was pulled from the website and Qualcomm sent us the following statement:

Samsung might equip Galaxy S7 with high-end audio chip
Published in Mobiles

And three different SoCs

There have been quite a few rumors regarding Samsung's next Galaxy flagship smartphone and the latest one suggest that Samsung might equip the Galaxy S7 with high-end ESS SABRE 9018AQ2M audio chip.

Samsung wants huge sales in batteries
Published in News

Juicing up the bottom line

Samsung has just built a battery plant in China as part of its cunning plan to add a billion onto its sales figures to make up for falling smartphone sales.

Samsung cutting prices on 14nm FinFET
Published in Processors

Begun the price wars have 

It is starting to look like a price war is brewing at the higher end of chip production, with Samsung already negotiating price cuts.

Samsung and Qualcomm didn’t infringe two Nvidia GPU patents
Published in Graphics

The war continues

Nvidia is in the middle of a legal battle against Samsung and Qualcomm over seven GPU patents. Now a judge has given Samsung and Qualcomm a get out of jail free card over two out of seven patents. 

Apple denies that Samsung A9 uses more power
Published in Processors

TSMC and Samsung chips have the same battery life 

Reports have been coming in claiming that some iPhone 6S handsets have longer battery life than others, depending on which version of the A9 processor it's running.

Sony gives smartphones a year
Published in Mobiles

CEO threatens to pack it in

Sony is going to give its smartphone division a year to make money or it will shut it down.

Could Samsung be the new Intel?
Published in Processors

Better than being the new Apple

Samsung is not doing that well in smartphones. To be fair, no one is, but Samsung has the ability to become something much more interesting – it could replace AMD as Intel's rival.