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What is cache memory – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsApril 7, 2016
SoC designers have a problem: RAM is slow and it can't keep up with the CPU. The workaround is known as cache memory. If you want to know all about cache memory then read on!
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What is CPU frequency scaling?

by: Gary SimsFebruary 12, 2016
There is a feature in Android (via the Linux kernel) which allows the clock frequency of the CPU to be varied. What is it and how does it work?
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iPhone 7 A10 chip to be made exclusively by TSMC, Samsung semiconductor in trouble

by: Kris CarlonFebruary 11, 2016
A new report out of South Korea claims Samsung rival TSMC has been awarded the exclusive rights to produce the A10 for the iPhone 7, sending Samsung into a “state of emergency”.
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New AI chip could bring artificial intelligence to your smartphone

by: Kris CarlonFebruary 8, 2016
Researchers at MIT have unveiled a major breakthrough in artificial intelligence: a low-power neural-network chip that consumes ten times less power than a mobile GPU.
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Best of Android 2015: Performance

by: Team AADecember 10, 2015
Want to know what’s the best phone to buy? We can help. For this installment in Best of Android 2015, we’re taking a look at performance.
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LG Electronics to enter the mobile processor market

by: Rob TriggsApril 16, 2014
A spokesperson for LG Electronics has confirmed that the company will begin mass-producing its own mobile application processors “soon”.
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Intel vs ARM and the future of mobile technology

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 27, 2014
ARM and Intel are worlds apart when it comes to success in the mobile processor market, but could the move to 64-bit mobile challenge offer Intel a second chance?
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Eight core MediaTek MT6592 takes on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800

by: Rob TriggsJuly 23, 2013
A new Antutu benchmark for MediaTek's upcoming octo-core MT6592 processor places it in direct competition with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 800 chip.
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Samsung to supply Apple with next-gen 14nm iPhone chips

by: Rob TriggsJuly 15, 2013
According to a report from the Korea Economic Daily, Samsung is set to pair back up with Apple in order to supply 14nm Apple A9 chips for a next generation iPhone, which should be released sometime in 2015.
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20nm ARM processors could be 30% faster, pushing for the 3GHz mark

by: Rob TriggsJuly 10, 2013
With 20nm processors expected to land in 2014, TSMC has stated that performance could be up 30%, whilst improving energy efficiency by 25%.
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