Samsung Begins Producing 20nm RAM Chips for Smartphones
Samsung today announced that it has begun production of a new, faster memory module for smartphones and tablets. Samsung's 4Gb low power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3) mobile DRAM chip uses the company's 20nm processes, and can transmit data up to 2.1GB per second per pin. To put that in perspective, Samsung claims it can transmit three HD movies, totaling 17GB, in less than one second with the new memory chip. Beyond the raw speed improvements, the chip delivers 30% better performance and 20% greater power efficiency when compared to Samsung's previous-generation 30nm chip. Though production of the new memory module is under way, Samsung doesn't expect to reach volume production until later this year.
Dec 4, 2019
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 865, its new top-end chipset to power flagship phones in 2020. Unlike most previous Snapdragon chips, the 865 is split into two physical chips: the main processor chip and a separate radio modem chip that includes a 5G modem based on the company's X55 5G modem.
Jul 17, 2018
Samsung today announced what it says is the first 10nm 8 Gb LPDDR5 DRAM module for mobile devices. The new memory chip can push data at 6,400 Mbps, or 50% faster than current chips.
Jul 23, 2018
Qualcomm today announced new antennas that will bring mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G to mobile devices such as smartphones. The QTM052 mmWave module and QPM5xx sub-6 GHz RF module are compact enough that they are suitable for phones.
Mar 27, 2018
Google today updated its Google Play Store and Google Play Movies & TV apps with new insight when it comes to video streaming services. People can now easily discover which streaming service includes their favorite movie or show.
Feb 7, 2018
Google today added the ability for people to craft their own themed movies in Google Photos. Google Photos' themed movies assemble photos of people, places, pets, or events and stitches them together — complete with soundtrack — into a shareable montage.