LG Nestles Up to Nvidia for Dual-Core Chips
LG has indicated that it will use chips made by Nvidia in its future smartphones, including the Optimus line of devices due later this year. LG has picked a dual-core version of the Tegra chip from Nvidia, which is known mostly for making graphics chips. Nvidia scored its first phone processor win with the Microsoft Kin devices, though Microsoft and Verizon Wireless pulled the plug in Kin mere weeks after launch. LG hasn't confirmed the clock speed of the dual-core Tegra chip it will use.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft Debuts Two Low-Cost Lumias
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 532 and Lumia 435, two entry-level Windows Phones. Both devices run Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update and include core software features such as Microsoft Office, Skype, OneDrive, HERE Maps, and Cortana.