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Qualcomm announces two new processors in Snapdragon S4 line

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 line of processors has proven to be incredibly popular, so it isn't much of a surprise that the company has added two new CPUs to the Snapdragon S4 family. Announced today, the MSM8226 and the MSM8626 are bound for China, and offer a number of features that we have a feeling manufacturers will pay attention to. Those manufacturers will have a little bit of a wait ahead of them, though, as these new processors aren't scheduled to launch until Q2 2013.

Qualcomm revenue tops $19 billion in 2012, $4.9bn in Q4 as smartphones surge

Today the folks from Qualcomm have posted some annual and quarterly earning reports that were quite impressive. Not only did they release their Q4 financial results, but also their entire 2012 fiscal year -- which is up 28% year-over-year actually. Head on past the break for more details on Qualcomm's earnings, and how smartphone and Snapdragon sales have them staying at the top.

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual CPU detailed, set to dominate the competition

Last time we heard anything about Samsung's upcoming Exynos 5 mobile processors was back in November, but today they've detailed the all new dual-core 1.7 GHz Exynos 5 Dual chipset in the 5250. For those wondering why not quad-core, they have that too, but this is their newest chipset similar to Qualcomm's recent dual-core S4 in the Galaxy S III. Samsung's being very vocal about this new chipset, so lets take a look.

Qualcomm posts $4.9 billion in revenue for Q2 – Up 28%

It's that time of the quarter again where everyone is posting up their earnings reports and going over the numbers. Google just posted theirs and today Qualcomm has announced their earnings report, showing a pretty great Q2 of 2012. These results already have plenty of sales from their new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor for upcoming phones like the HTC One S, but with it barely hitting the streets surely Q3 will look even better.

NVIDIA Tegra 4 roadmap leaks with 2.0 GHz quad-core

NVIDIA's current flagship Tegra 3 quad-core processor is the current king of the hill, getting all the attention as of late. While we've been comparing it to other offerings from the competition a new slide has leaked today possibly showing off their new Tegra 4 coming later this year. The current Tegra 3 is still new, but they've already got the next big thing in the works.

Nvidia takes exception to Apple’s iPad CPU and GPU claims

By now you've probably heard about "the new iPad", even if you've been studiously avoiding it - more testament to the awesome power of the Apple media machine. One of the more surprising claims to come out of San Francisco was that the iPad's A6 A5X processor and new GPU could perform four times as well as Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core processor, illustrated with a highly technical (and typically Apple) glowing blue line. An Nvidia spokesman took exception to this, pointing out that Apple's claims are far from scientific.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait Benchmarks: Round 1

Here at Mobile World Congress there is tons of talk regarding Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 Krait SoC, and with good reason. Four cores aren't always better than two and many different elements come into play with performance in general, especially on a mobile device. Today we've been given a chance to break down the new Qualcomm (Mobile Development Platform) MDP MSM8960 dual-core 1.5 GHz SoC S4 and are starting with the usual benchmarks.

Qualcomm: no quad-core Snapdragon CPUs until Q4

All the news in the processor and system-on-a-chip space seems to be going to Nvidia these days, thanks to their four (and now five) core Tegra 3 architecture. In all the hustle and bustle, Qualcomm's Snapdragon gets forgotten - not that it's going anywhere. While almost ever major phone and tablet manufacturer has a Tegra 3 product slated for Mobile World Congress, they've usually got Snapdragons filling out the mid and lower ranks as well. It looks like that's going to be the status quo for a while: A Qualcomm product manager announced that the company would be focusing on its dual-core products until at least late 2012.
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