Nvidia Shrinks Kepler GPU for Mobile Devices
Nvidia today announced that it has ported its Kepler graphics architecture to mobile devices via its Project Logan next-generation mobile processor. Before today, Kepler was only available to desktop machines. Nvidia says bringing Kepler to mobile devices will provide a generational jump in mobile graphics performance, while still managing to keep power requirements under control. In addition to handling graphics processing, Kepler can also tackle augmented reality, speech recognition, and image manipulation. Nvidia expects to include the Kepler GPU in its Tegra-branded processors due to arrive during the first half of next year.
Samsung's Exynos 9 Chip Uses 10nm Process, Boasts Gigabit Modem
Samsung today announced the Exynos 9 Series 8895 application processor for premium mobile devices. The chip relies on Samsung's 10nm FinFET process with 3D transistors.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Nvidia to Wind Down LTE Modem Business
Nvidia said it plans to cease chasing the LTE mobile business by the middle of 2016. Nvidia purchased a company called Icera in 2011 with the intent of integrating its own application processors with Icera's LTE modems so it could better compete with Qualcomm.
Samsung Cleared In Nvidia Patent Case
Samsung is not infringing on patents held by Nvidia, says the U.S. International Trade Commission.