It is rumored that ZTE will announce a new processor with 4G LTE support at next month’s PT/Expo Comm China 2013. The move is seen to be part of the company’s strategy as it competes with Huawei and LG to become the third largest handset manufacturer.
Following Qualcomm’s and Apple’s lead, Samsung is working to replace the ARM designed Cortex processor cores in its next generation of Exynos processors.
Is this a good move by Samsung or should it stick with ARM designed cores?
Awhile back everyone was impressed when Intel’s Atom processors beating ARM SoC in benchmarks. As it turns out, these may have been erroneous results.
With 20nm processors expected to land in 2014, TSMC has stated that performance could be up 30%, whilst improving energy efficiency by 25%.
The GPU and mobile SoC maker Nvidia announced that it will make available its GPU and visual computing technologies for licensing by any interested company. The move will allow chipmakers such as Samsung to use Nvidia GPUs in their mobile systems on a chip.
This week, Asus showed off a bunch of great tablets, some running Intel, Samsung won a ban of old Apple products, the Prism scandal erupted, and the Xperia Z Google Edition has been pretty much confirmed. Full details and video after the break.
ARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9. If you buy a mid-range Android smartphone in 2014 it could well be powered by this design.
The decline of the Exynos SoC: how did we come to the disappointment of the Exynos 5 Octa and where can Samsung go from here?
Samsung has chosen (or has been forced) to ship the Galaxy S4 with two different processors – one model contains the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the other Samsung’s very own Exynos Octa. What most consumers don’t know is that Samsung might be in a position to increase the performance of Exynos Octa based Galaxy S4 devices by as much as 10 percent this summer just by releasing new software.
Most smartphones and tablets are running an ARM-based SoC, so it’s not surprising that ARM has announced that 2.6 billion chips shipped in Q1 2013 using it’s technology, resulting in revenue worth $269.9 (£170.3) million.