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.
Nvidia Debuts Tegra X1 Processor
Nvidia today announced the Tegra X1 processor, a new chip that brings the power of its Maxwell desktop architecture to mobile devices. The X1 has an octa-core 64-bit ARM processor paired with a 256-core Maxwell GPU.
Samsung Countersues Nvidia Over Chip Patents
Samsung has file a lawsuit against Nvidia in response to one that Nvidia filed against Samsung in September. Samsung says Nvidia is violating several of its patents pertaining to semiconductors.
ITC Says It Will Hear Nvidia's Complaints About Samsung
Nvidia announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate Nvidia's claims that Samsung is violating Nvidia's intellectual property.
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.
Nvidia Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Over Patents
Nvidia today filed legal action against Qualcomm and Samsung, alleging both firms are violating patents it holds regarding graphics processing on mobile devices. "They're using our technology for free in their devices today and they're shipping an enormous number of devices," said Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.