Huawei sold 5 million Mate 9 smartphones
Published in Mobiles
Saturday, 15 April 2017 13:28

Huawei sold 5 million Mate 9 smartphones


Since launch in November

It looks like that Huawei Mate 9 was a hot sell in the last few months. It turns out that the company managed to sell 5 million of these phones since the launch in early November. 

MediaTek scores Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra
Published in Mobiles


Helio P20 inside

It looks as if the cooperation between Sony and MediaTek  will continue in 2017 too. A year after Sony announced the Xperia XA and the 6-inch XA Ultra, the company announced that the Helio P20 found its way in Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra.

TSMC confirms the existence of 12nm
Published in Processors
Thursday, 19 January 2017 11:51

TSMC confirms the existence of 12nm


It is between 13 and 11nm dummies

A while ago the dark satanic rumour mill suggested that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company was planning to release a sexed-up version of its 16nm manufacturing technology dubbed "12nm".

TSMC preparing 12nm process technology
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:21

TSMC preparing 12nm process technology


A smaller version of existing 16nm technology

According to industry sources, TSMC is planning to introduce a 12 nanometer half-node process to enhance competition with 28nm and lower process nodes that have been adopted over the past few years.

Nvidia’s 2017 trouble is called RTG
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:28

Nvidia’s 2017 trouble is called RTG


Return of the GPU Jedi

Nvidia, as you have seen, did an amazing job gaining a lot of the GPU high end and mainstream market. Pascal worked out great on the desktop and notebook, but it would be naive to expect that AMD is not going to come back with a vengeance.

Nvidia is finally not just a GPU company
Published in Graphics
Saturday, 12 November 2016 11:15

Nvidia is finally not just a GPU company


There is more to life than pixels

Nvidia just announced its fiscal Q3 2017 (not a typo Ed.) and the company reported record revenue of $2 billion, up 54 percent from a year ago. This is finally proof that Nvidia is more than a GPU outfit, as it finally expanded beyond its core business - gaming and professional graphics.

MediaTek launches Helio P15 chipset
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:58

MediaTek launches Helio P15 chipset


Up to 10 percent improvement over Helio P10

According to a report coming from China, MediaTek has released its new Helio P15 chipset, an upgrade to the quite popular Helio P10 chipset.

Analysts claim Taiwan foundries coining in cash
Published in Processors


16nm doing well but 20nm slumps

Taiwan’s chip foundries are raking in more cash in the third quarter than ever before, according to a new report.

Apple A10's 16nm FinFET is a surprise
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 October 2016 13:18

Apple A10's 16nm FinFET is a surprise


As Snapdragon 830 is 10nm

We are quite surprised that few people concentrated on one of the major downsides of the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – its clunky quad core A10 Chip. Far from being cutting edge, Apple is using 16nm and not the 10nm manufacturing process as many expected. Most of its competitors will soon announce their 10nm SoC.

MediaTek to launch 2.5 GHz Helio P25
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:07

MediaTek to launch 2.5 GHz Helio P25


Faster version of 16nm Helio P20

Just as it did with Helio X20, Mediatek is about to release a faster than the base original of the P20 called the P25.