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System on a chip guide – Spring 2013

by: Rob TriggsFebruary 21, 2013
Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung, and many others, are all vying for that precious system on a chip spot on your phone's circuit board, but which is the best?
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ST-Ericsson touts new quad-core mobile processor that uses half the power of the competition

by: Shea HarrisJanuary 10, 2013
ST-Ericsson's new NovaThor L8580 quad-core processor will use half the power of its quad-core competitors.
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STMicroelectronics to leave the ST-Ericsson joint venture next year

by: ŠtefanDecember 10, 2012
ST-Ericsson, who you might have heard of thanks to the NovaThor platform in several of Sony's midrange smartphones, was founded in February 2009 as a join venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson. According to Bloomberg, STMicroelectronics wants out. The plan is to sell their half of the company by the third quarter of next year.
 
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ST-Ericsson confirms Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is powered by its NovaThor ModAp chip

by: Bams SadewoOctober 19, 2012
With Samsung being rather coy about the processor that the Galaxy S3 Mini uses, chip maker ST-Ericsson has confirmed that the Mini is powered by its NovaThor ModAp CPU, which integrates “the modem and application processor on a single die.”
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Ericsson is ‘looking at all possible solutions’ regarding ST-Ericsson

by: ŠtefanOctober 9, 2012
Ericsson, the largest infrastructure vendor in the world, owns a chunk of a company you might have heard of called "ST-Ericsson". The ST stands for STMicroelectronics. The two companies formed formed a 50/50 joint venture in February 2009 with the goal of taking on Qualcomm. Apparently they're failing to achieve their targets, so much so that Reuters is reporting that Ericsson is "looking at all possible solutions" regarding the future of the joint venture.
 
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How it Works: Systems on a Chip (SoC)

by: Chris SmithJune 8, 2012

When buying smartphones and tablets, we often talk about their processing power, and make a big fuss of their speed, and whether they can offer single-, dual-, or multiple-core capabilities. And while we do focus on the processor most of the time, you’ll have to know that things aren’t as simple as that. Instead of just simple processors, we have Systems on a Chip (SoC) inside these devices that offer more complex functionality.

What is a System on a Chip?

Since smartphones and tablets are basically smaller computers, they require pretty much the same components we see in desktops and laptops in order to offer us all the amazing things they can do (apps, music and [...]

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