Intel Launches New XScale Processors
Apr 12, 2004, 10:41 AM by (staff)
(updated) Intel today unveiled its new PXA270 series of XScale processors for phones and PDAs. The new chips, formerly code-named Bulverde, include several new technologies and boast speeds up to 624MHz. The new technologies include Wireless MMX for high-performance video and 3D graphics, and SpeedStep for more frugal power consumption. New security features allow DRM (digital-rights management) to be enforced at a hardware level. Built-in Quick Capture technology supports cameras up to 4 megapixels. An optional graphics co-processor - the 2700G - was also announced. The chips are available today in sample quantities, with volume production later this quarter (Q2).
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 Helio P10 SoC Targets Mid-Range Smartphones
MediaTek today announced the Helio P10, a system-on-a-chip that combines an application processor, graphics processor, and LTE modem. The Helio P10 runs eight 64-bit cores clocked at 2 GHz in coordination with a dual-core 64-bit 700MHz Mali-T860 graphics chip.
Intel Buys Stake in Chinese Mobile Chip Vendor
Intel today said it has forged an agreement with Tsinghua Unigroup to co-develop processors for mobile devices. Tsinghua runs both Spreadtrum and RDA, which are fabless semiconductor companies that develop 2G-, 3G-, and 4G-enabled mobile chipset platforms for smart phones, feature phones, and other consumer electronics products.