Texas Instruments Launches New Mobile Processors
Texas Instruments announced a new set of processors for smartphones and other devices called OMAP 4. OMAP 4 uses dual-core, ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore SMP-based architectures and uses parallel processing for faster performance. OMAP 4 is capable of running at speeds up to 1GHz, These new mobile processors will enable phones to run full 1080p HD recording and playback, camera modules ranging up to 20 megapixels, more PC-like Internet browsing, 3D user interfaces and OMAP 4 also allows for better power management. OMAP 4 will support the Android Platform, LiMo Linux, Symbian and Windows Mobile. The chips will sample in the second half of 2009, with production scheduled for the middle of 2010.
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.
Intel Shows Off New Atom Processors and LTE Modem
Intel today revealed its roadmap for 2015, which includes three new Atom mobile processors called the x3, x5, and x7, in addition to a new LTE modem. The Atom x3 is a system-on-a-chip complete with a modem and is meant for volume devices.
Qualcomm Debuts New Snapdragon Processors
Qualcomm recently unveiled two new mobile application processors, the Snapdragon 412 and the Snapdragon 212. Both chips are updates to previous designs, the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 210, respectively.
MediaTek Debuts New Smartphone, Tablet Processors
MediaTek today made several announcements and showed off new chips for smartphones and tablets. The company revealed the MT6753, a 64-bit octa-core mobile system-on-chip for smartphones.