Japanese Companies Up the Single Chip Platform Ante
Feb 13, 2006, 4:17 AM by (staff)
Fujitsu and Sharp today announced they will cooperate to develop a complete single-chip WCDMA handset platform based on a processor developed by NTT DoCoMo and Renesas, Like other recent single chip announcements, this is both WCDMA and GSM, however the Japanese will include HSDPA and EDGE high speed protocols in their platform. The development platform will first be available for DoCoMo WCDMA (FOMA) handsets and then will be released to manufacturers for other 3G handsets.
Samsung Forges Bio-Processor for Wearables
Samsung is taking direct aim at the wearable market with a new processor custom-designed to monitor health and fitness data. The Bio-Processor combines Analog Front Ends (AFEs), a micro controller, a power management integrated circuit, a digital signal processor, and an eFlash memory chip into a single module.
Broadcom Talks Up Power Efficient Smartwatch Chip
Broadcom today announced a new platform for Android Wear smartwatches that promises to deliver major gains in battery life. The Broadcom wearable system-on-a-chip includes a quad-core Cortex A7 application processor and 2G/3G modem support.
Samsung Touts Exynos ModAP Chip
Samsung today announced the Exynos ModAP, an application processor and modem system-on-a-chip. Samsung says the Exynos ModAP was manufactured using a 28nm processes and supports a wide range of wireless networking technologies.
MediaTek Takes on Snapdragon 810 with New 64-bit Chip
MediaTek today took the wraps off its newest flagship processor chip for high-end phones. The MT6795 is a SoC (system on chip) combining an LTE radio with a 64-bit, 8-core processor at speeds up to 2.2 GHz.
Intel to Allow ARM Chip Builders to Use Its Foundry
Intel today said companies that design and build ARM-based processors will for the first time be able to use Intel's manufacturing facilities to make them. Intel will allow its Intel Custom Foundry customers to use its 10nm FinFET process for ARM cores and Cortex series processors.