Pixel own in house SoC dream dies
Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform. Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.
Advanced process nodes for 2019
MediaTek and Qualcomm are moving to fabricate their next-generation mobile SoCs with advanced process nodes which will support more advanced technologies.
If you go it alone, you make more money
A senior analyst predicted at a conference in Barcelona today that following its success on the processor front, it is only a matter of time before Apple creates its own system on a chip (SOC), bypassing suppliers in its egostructure (sic).
6-core CPU 4-core GPU and a lot of AI
Apple’s A12 Bionic is the name of the most important chip inside the iPhone Xs and Xs Max and Xr detailed here. Make no mistake, this is the first to ship 7nm but not the first to sample or be announced, it is actually the third. As believers in the Apple religion don’t care about features unless they have it in their beloved iPhones, they don’t care about the rest of the world.
A significant step forward in Geekbench 4
The press usually relies too much on benchmarks but they at least tell you that a subject A is better or worse than subject B. The recently posted GeekBench of Snapdragon 855 shows that the new 7nm SoC from Qualcomm scores much better than its predecessor.
Snapdragon Takes Aim at 5G with 7nm SoC
Qualcomm just sent out the official press release saying it has started sampling its next generation mobile platform for consumers in 7nm. This 7nm platform can be paired with Snapdragon X50 5G modem creating the first 5G capable mobile platform for premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices.
Always connected at 7nm and 5nm
ARM has already shared with the press and analyst that the company expects to ship Cortex A76 based products in both 10 and 7nm in late 2018/early 2019, but now it has disclosed a few more details about its 7nm Deimos and 7/5nm Hercules parts.
Updated: Could be perfect for a living room PC
AMD has announced a new semi-custom SoC at ChinaJoy, based on Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics, which was created for ??? Subor company and its new console/PC, expected to launch in late-August.
5G Focus on AI
Huawei has its Kirin chips for its phones and later this year it plans to launch its first 7nm TSMC based Kirin 980.
Updated: Leaves Tesla to kick-start Chipzilla
Jim Keller, the former AMD chip executive behind the Zen roadmap, has left Tesla for Intel and joining fellow AMD refugee Raja Koduri to help Chipzilla sort out of its manufacturing stall of the last few years.