2015 will see a large number of mobile SoCs finally reach 20nm and beyond. We examine how far mobile SoCs have come and what to expect in the coming years from a process size perspective.
Samsung Electronics has begun producing contract chips using its 14-nanometre FinFET process for an unspecified client.
Despite claims to the contrary, Qualcomm says their 64-bit SoC Snapdragon 810 is on track, that we should see it in flagship phones in the first half of 2015.
Android Lollipop tablets powered by Allwinnner’s quad-core A33 and octo-core A80 SoCs will be arriving shortly, alongside new Android TV products.
There are several different companies that design microprocessors. There is Intel, AMD, Imagination (MIPS), and Oracle (Sun SPARC) to name a few. However, none of these companies is known exclusively for their power efficiency. One company that does specialize in energy efficient processors is ARM.
Marvell has announced a new 64-bit octa-core 5-Mode 4G LTE ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 SoC aimed at high performance smartphones and tablets.
TSMC has announced that it has already entered risk production for its 16nm FinFET Plus process and is planning to produce integrated CMOS MEMS packages for future tech products.
Samsung has listed a new SoC on its website – the Exynos 7 Octa. Although, it appears to share the same specifications as the existing Exynos 5433.
ARM and TSMC have announced an agreement to work towards bringing the 64-bit ARMv8-A processor IP to a 10FinFET manufacturing process.
Intel has announced a $1.5 billion deal for a 20 percent share in two of China’s biggest mobile chipmakers, Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics.