TSMC moves to 16nm FinFET
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 July 2015 12:46

TSMC moves to 16nm FinFET


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
Published in Mobiles


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
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 13:12

GloFlo had a 20nm node working


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?
Published in Processors


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
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:34

MediaTek Helio coming in 20nm soon


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
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. 

The fact that Samsung 14nm SoC works surprised the industry
Published in Processors


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
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:49

Samsung Exynos 7420 14nm, a closer look


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. 

Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 23 February 2015 08:10

Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything


Qualcomm in trouble

Recently Samsung announced that serial production of its new 14nm SoC has already commenced. The new part is going to end up in Samsung Galaxy S6 and a few other devices.

Tegra business declines
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 13 February 2015 09:28

Tegra business declines


But that’s good news -- really.


Nvidia had a record Q4 and record financial year but tanking Tegra did not really help.