Intel Intros New Atom Chip for Phones
Intel today announced a new version of is Atom chip that is meant specifically for smartphones. Intel says the revised Atom platform offers several benefits over the previous generation, including lower power consumption, smaller footprint, and lower cost. Intel has a lot of ground to make up if it wants to beat rivals that use ARM Holding's chip designs. The Moorestwon Z6 series will be aimed at Android and MeeGo devices. Intel didn't say when the chips would be sampling or widely available to phone makers.
Nov 15, 2022
Qualcomm has announced its newest top-end chip, intended to power most flagship-level Android phones in 2023. As expected, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is more powerful and power-efficient across the board (compared to Gen 1), but the most impressive improvements and new features involve AI.
Oct 6, 2022
Google has revealed the full details of its new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro flagship phones. The new Pixel 7 is smaller, while the larger Pixel 7 Pro has a much more advanced camera system than any previous Pixel phone.
May 25, 2021
Arm today announced details of its v9 processor core designs, which scale from smartwatches to laptops and compose what Arm calls its "Total Compute Solution". The suite of designs includes several new Cortex CPU cores, several new Mali GPU (graphics) cores, and a new interconnect design to link the cores that's 15% more efficient than before.
Dec 2, 2021
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking action to block the proposed acquisition of Arm by Nvidia. Arm designs chip architectures used throughout mobile and computing industries.
Mar 4, 2022
A number of leading companies in the semiconductor industry have created a new standard for connecting multiple "chiplets" with different functions into one system-on-chip (SoC) package. This will enable a modular approach to designing the main chips that power phones and other devices.
Android + Flash + Atom CPU = Disaster
Before the thing finally sent me over the edge and was auctioned off on eBay, I had a netbook with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU that couldn't manage to view a web page with even a hint of Flash content without freezing ev