And then Tsar Putin invaded Ukraine
Russian chip maker Baikal Electronics was halfway to having an SoC series from eight cores to 48 before Tsar Putin invaded Ukraine and crippled the entire industry.
Higher clocks and 200MP ISP
MediaTek has announced its new Dimenstiy 1080 chipset, a mid-tier SoC that brings clock and camera improvements compared to the Dimensity 920 SoC.
Purpose-built for next generation wearables
Qualcomm has announced its successors to the Snapdragon Wear 4100 series SoCs, the 4nm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and the W5+ Gen 1, promising impressive improvements for next generation wearables.
It nicked FPGA SoC chips that use ALM and my other acronyms
Japanese boffin Masahiro Iida is incandesnant with rage that Intel has borrowed his idea for Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and System-on-Chip (SoC) chips that employ Adaptive Logic Modules (ALM).
Analysis: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 proves it
Qualcomm recently launched a new flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and proved it still can maintain a significant distance between its nearest chipset competitor.
Dimensity 1200, Unisoc also made on the list
Netflix has a demanding rule for qualifying to play in HD, HDR, and supported chipsets. The chips from HiSilicon, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Unisoc made it on the list, but surprisingly, Netflix announced official support for Exynos 2200.
SoC targeting handheld consoles, as well as other devices
Qualcomm is on a roll these days at its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, and a big part of the day-two has been left for the Snapdraong G3x Gen 1, a special SoC targetting handheld consoles and similar devices. It even partnered up with Razer, creating the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Development kit.
ARMv9 CPU cores, new Adreno GPU, camera improvements, and more
During its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, Qualcomm has unveiled its latest flagship mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, bringing improvements across the board, including new ARMv9 CPU cores, new Adreno GPU, 7th Gen Qualcomm AI engine, camera improvements with Snapdragon Sight Camera Technology, 4th gen Snapdragon Elite Gaming, and more.
Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+
Qualcomm has unveiled four new SoCs, or, to be precise, two new SoCs and two "plus" versions of existing SoCs, the Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+. This can be seen as Qualcomm's push to refresh the existing lineup as well as bring 5G connectivity to mid-range and entry-level markets.
Big chips for big performance
During its announced Apple Mac keynote, the company has announced a new line of MacBook Pro devices, as well as two new SoCs that will power those devices, the M1 Pro and the M1 Max.