New Marvell Chips Tout ARM and 3D Powers
Marvell has provided more details about its Armada 600 series mobile chips. The Armada can run the ARMv7 processes, which makes it compatible with Android, Linux, and Windows Mobile devices. Armada features a 1GHz processor, and the power to push 45 million 3D triangles per second while controlling two separate displays. Marvell says the chip can be used in Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), connected portable media players, eReaders, smartphones, and new personal information appliances.
Nvidia Seen Drifting Away from Smartphones
Nvidia is refocusing the efforts of its mobile chip business and will no longer place a priority on smartphones and tablets. Instead, reports The Wall Street Journal, Nvidia will focus on creating chips for gaming devices.
Samsung Intros New Exynos Processor Alongside Alpha
Samsung has debuted a new mobile application processor dubbed the Exynos 5430. The 5430 falls in the Exynos 5 Octa family and uses a big.LITTLE chip configuration.
ARM's Cortex A35 Chip Promises Efficiency Gains
ARM today announced the Cortex A35 CPU, a new processor for high-volume smartphones and embedded devices. The Cortex A35 is a 64-bit application processor that uses ARM's v8-A architecture in a big.LITTLE configuration.
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.