Processor

Qualcomm loses “large customer”, could be Samsung

It's only January but Qualcomm is already done with the quarter of fiscal 2015. The company was proud to announce a strong quarter with record quarterly revenues. The numbers look good despite facing patent infringement lawsuits by NVIDIA the previous quarter. However, the chip maker is said to be lowering its revenue outlook for the semiconductor business and EPS expectations for the 2nd half of fiscal year. Why do that when the first quarter achieved record revenues?

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 taking some heat

Pardon the pun in the title, will you? The Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's new standard flagship chip and arguably one of 2015’s hottest commodities, is the Android industry's answer for catching up with Apple on the 64-bit issue, as well as better performance via octa-core processing. This early, though, the Snapdragon 810 seems to be taking heat from gadget manufacturers and critics for all the wrong reasons.

NVIDIA Tegra X1 kicks off CES 2015 with 64-bit mobile superchip

Although underestimated and unappreciated, NVIDIA's Tegra K1 wow'ed many because of its gaming and graphics chops. If you're one of those who have drooled over the chip, found particularly inside of NVIDIA's own SHIELD Portable and Tablet gaming devices, then the company's newest chip unveiled here at CES 2015 might pretty much flood your floor. Utilizing the latest Maxwell GPU architecture, the new Tegra X1 boasts of the what's what of mobile chips, including an 8-core setup and a 64-bit architecture that might give Apple's A8X or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 a run for their money.

LG Odin SoC resurfaces in leaked specs for LG F490L Liger

There's a saying that goes "if at first you don't succeed, try and try until you die". Or something like that. LG has long been rumored to have its own mobile processor in the works, but that has yet to become reality. But if this latest leak of a hitherto unknown LG smartphone, the LG-F480L or "Liger", is to be believed, then the LG Odin will soon materialize. But it will not be the LG Odin as we know, or have heard, it to be, but an LG NUCLUN instead.

NVIDIA plans for “Denver”, a 64-bit version of Tegra K1

With the relatively good feedback coming from the performance of the Tegra K1 chip, NVIDIA is not resting on its laurels and is moving forward with what looks to be the company’s bet for the near-future’s Android chip – the dual-core 64-bit version of the NVIDIA Tegra K1, codename “Denver”.

Samsung Exynos ModAP joins the LTE big leagues

Samsung has just announced a new Exynos chip and this time it doesn't bear the usual four-digit name. Simply called the Exynos ModAP, this latest SoC brings together a quad-core CPU with a Category 4 LTE modem, which will allow future Exynos-bearing Samsung smartphones to be available in more LTE-enabled markets.
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