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ARM makes mobile test chip based on TSMC’s 10nm FinFET

by: Gary SimsMay 18, 2016
ARM has announced that it is making a multi-core, 64-bit ARM v8-A processor test chip using TSMC's 10nm FinFET process technology.

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!

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.

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: Robert 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: Robert 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: Robert 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: Robert 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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