Sony fixes Snapdragon 810 overheating on Xperia Z5 Premium
Published in Mobiles


Teardown reveals dual heatpipe

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC will go down in history as a SoC that likes to overheat but it appears that Sony managed to solve that problem with its newest Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 smartphones by using a dual heatpipe to cool it down.

Snapdragon 820 Kryo clocks up to 2.2GHz
Published in Processors


Twice the performance and power efficiency of Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm has just revealed the clock speed and manufacturing process for its Kryo core. Snapdragon 820 is a 14nm FinFET based quad-core with up to 2.2GHz core clock. 

Xiaomi makes its own SoC
Published in Mobiles


Joining the big boys in 2016

Xiaomi is the latest big phone manufacturer trying to make its own SoCs to differentiate itself from the fearsome competition. 

AMD eyes China
Published in News
29 June 2015

AMD eyes China


Might save its bacon

Fabless chipmaker AMD is hoping that it might be able to push into China.

Freescale releases Linux SoCs
Published in Processors


Powersaving from Cortex-A7 architecture

Freescale has been showing off its two Linux-ready, 28nm i.MX7 SoCs.

MediaTek MT8173 Cortex A72 runs Android 5.1
Published in Mobiles


Looks quite ready

We got to see the second version of the MediaTek MT8173, the world's first Cortex A72 tablet SoC. 

MediaTek aims to ship 800+ million SoCs in 2015
Published in Mobiles


CFO and President confirms

We had a chance to meet with some key people from MediaTek, including President CJ Ching-Jiang Hsieh and the Corporate Vice President CFO and Spokesman David Ku.

MediaTek uses 20nm to make 10 cores
Published in Processors


For smartphones

While everyone is rushing to 10nm process technology for smartphones, fabless chipmaker MediaTek is about to create a 10 core SoC using TSMC's 20nm process tech.

AMD bald eagle flies for Samsung digital media
Published in Processors


Signs following

AMD's Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit, previously codenamed "Bald Eagle," is powering Samsung's latest set-back-box digital media players.

GlobalFoundries surprises with 14nm announcement
Published in Processors


Thanks to Samsung

GlobalFoundries has started its ramp up in production of 14nm technology and it is mostly thanks to its partnership with Samsung.