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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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DigiTimes: Samsung may experience in-house chipset supply shortage in 2013

by: Kyle WiggersJune 4, 2013
Due to projected high demand for upcoming Samsung products, the company may experience a chipset supply shortage in 2013.
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Kepler-based Logan (Tegra 5) to come in early 2014 with CUDA and OpenGL 4.3

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 19, 2013
Nvidia is talking up its upcoming mobile chipsets codenamed Logan and Parker, even though Tegra 4 hasn’t even shipped yet.
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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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Nvidia introduces Tegra 4, here’s what you should know

by: Bogdan PetrovanJanuary 7, 2013
Today in Las Vegas, Nvidia unveiled Tegra 4, its latest system on a chip. We take a look at the specifications and features of Tegra 4 to see how it fares against SoCs from Samsung and Qualcomm.
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Imagination buys CPU design company MIPS for $60 million, finally some competition for ARM

by: AdrianNovember 6, 2012
We have very exciting battles in the smartphone and tablet manufacturing areas, we have increased carrier competitions, as well as clashes in the display making department. But what about the manufacturing of mobile chips?
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ARM and Allwinner work together to jumpstart the cheap Android tablet market

by: LucianJune 21, 2012

Allwinner is a chip maker not a tablet maker, but right now, the Chinese company’s products are a very popular choice for ~$100 Android devices, whether we’re talking about cheap Android tablets or those sub-$100 pocket PCs based on ARM chips.

Allwinner chips usually have a 1-1.5 Ghz Cortex A8 CPU, coupled with a powerful Mali400 GPU (same as the one in the Galaxy S2), which enables even low-end tablets to smoothly run ICS and to play any type of HD content flawlessly.

Analysts expect that 40 million tablets will be shipped in China alone this year, and it seems Allwinner’s chips will be in 60% of those tablets (or roughly 24 million). [...]

 
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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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