Qualcomm expands Snapdragon SoC lineup

Qualcomm is expanding its Snapdragon mobile SoC lineup with two new processors: the MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q.



Samsung's ARM-powered Exynos 5250 is a next-gen mobile dream



Samsung has published a white-paper detailing its long-awaited Exynos 5250 SoC, or Exynos 5 dual-core processor.

Demand for Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC outpaces supply

Qualcomm confirms that demand for its wildly popular Snapdragon SoC has outpaced current supply levels.

Intel's 22nm Valley View Atom is a quad-core SoC



Intel's 22nm "Valley View" Atom processor is reportedly a quad-core SoC loaded with Ivy Bridge graphics.

 The next-gen chip - which could arrive by 2013 - may also offer a 4x performance boost.

Intel's Medfield SoC falls short on battery life

Intel's x86 Medfield (1.6GHz) SoC may boast some fairly impressive performance specs, but is still unlikely to threaten ARM's low-power sipping dominance of the lucrative mobile sphere.

Why Intel left the TV market

Slow sales of Google TV units apparently prompted Intel to ditch the hyper-competitive TV system-on-chip (SoC) market and shift its focus to smartphones and tablets. 



ARM gets tested with Tessent

Mentor Graphics and ARM have debuted a platform blueprint for testing RISC-based processor designs.



Samsung tapes out 20nm ARM chip

Samsung has taped-out a 20nm ARM test chip using High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) technology.

For Qualcomm, dual-core SoCs are just the beginning

A "leaked" Qualcomm roadmap indicates the company is preparing to shift its mobile chip efforts into overdrive.

On ARM and Imagination

I was looking at Imagination Technologies’ share price the other day and noticed that it went down, for the first time in almost a year and a half.

Qualcomm touts next-gen Snapdragon SoC

Qualcomm’s next-gen, 28nm mobile SoC will boast two advanced processing cores that offer 5x the performance compared to the original Snapdragon chip.

Nufront revs ARM SoC to 2GHz

Nufront has introduced a 40nm ARM-based SoC that clocks in at an impressive 2GHz.

Samsung touts high-speed wireless USB chipset

Samsung has designed an advanced USB chipset that supports high-speed, low-power wireless transfers between mobile and tethered CE devices.

Microsoft details new Xbox 360 SoC

Microsoft has published a virtual tear down of its new system-on-a-chip (SoC) that powers the Xbox 360 Slim.

Texas Instruments preps next-gen ARM processor

Texas Instruments (TI) is prepping a next-gen, Cortex-A processor core for mobile devices. The chip - which has been dubbed "Eagle" - is expected to be be deployed in TI's future OMAP lineup.

MediaTek accelerates Android adoption with low-cost SoC

MediaTek is expected to significantly accelerate the adoption of Android in Western mobile markets with its low-cost, System-On-a-Chip (SoC) platform for smartphones.


Movie companies permitted to disable set-top box output remotely

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided that movie companies should be allowed to switch off features of consumers' televisions in their own homes.

Asus to unveil Windows 7 tablet at Computex 2010

Asustek is reportedly planning to unveil an Intel Atom-powered Windows 7 tablet at Computex 2010.

Intel details Tunnel Creek SoC at IDF Beijing

Intel has detailed its next-gen Atom-based SoC. The chip - codenamed "Tunnel Creek" - is being prepped for deployment in vehicle-infotainment and IP media phones.

LucidLogix clinches additional funding for multi-GPU gaming

LucidLogix has received an additional $8 million in VC funding to advance multi-GPU gaming with its Hydra 200 parallel processor.