Nvidia Intros 4-Core Tegra 4 with LTE
Nvidia today announced the Tegra 4, its next-generation mobile processor for smartphones and tablets. As with the Tegra 3, the Tegra 4 boasts a 4-core architecture, meaning it has four main Cortex A15 processor cores based on a 28nm processes. It also has a fifth, low-power processor to help manage energy efficiency. The Tegra 4 doubles the number of GPUs to 72 and has support for LTE 4G. Nvidia claims the processor is twice as fast as the Tegra 3. Availability has yet to be announced.
Huawei Intros Kirin 980, a 7nm SoC for Next-Gen Smartphones
Aug 31, 2018
Huawei today announced the Kirin 980, its premiere system-on-a-chip for mobile devices. The chip adopts a 7nm process, allowing for a 20% boost in power output and a 40% jump in efficiency when compared to Huawei's 10nm process.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Relies On Semi-Custom Cores
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today revealed that the Kryo 385 CPU in the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform does not use off-the-shelf cores and instead relies on semi-custom cores. Processor designers often use cores such as those created by ARM.
Apple Showcases iPhone 7 with New Home Button
Sep 7, 2016
Apple today announced the iPhone 7, the latest version of its flagship product. The device is machines from aluminum and features a refreshed design.
Samsung's Exynos 9610 Packs Imaging Smarts and 4K Slow-Mo
Mar 22, 2018
Samsung today announced the Exynos 7 Series 9610 mobile application processor, a chip built using Samsung's 10nm FinFET process that targets high-end smartphones. The octa-core processor has four Cortex A-73 cores at 2.3 GHz and four Cortex A-53 cores at 1.6 GHz.
ARM's Cortex A76 Core Relies On 7nm Process for Speed and Efficiency Gains
May 31, 2018
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.