Huawei, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is slowly becoming a big deal in the west, too—and it’s latest chipset may just provide its competitors with a little cause for concern.
There's a not-so-dirty little secret about NVIDIA's upcoming Tegra 3 platform (which will soon find a home in plenty of mobile devices): the quad-core processor contained within has a fifth core for less intensive tasks.
It's been just over 30 years since IBM released its first PC and shook the whole world up. Hoping to do some more world-shaking, they've built two chips that function more similarly to our brains than normal chips do.
A start-up by the name of SuVolta has done what other manufacturers seemingly can't, and created processors that consume less power than before. License the technology to bigger companies, Fujitsu is already signed on as their first customer.
You know when your body is crying out for sleep, or a square of food or even some warmth—but what about your transistors and chips which don't have a voice? IEEE Spectrum has a fascinating little tale up about component ageing, and how manufacturers play it too safe by clocking the speed of them far lower than they…
A Samsung rep has been caught claiming that they are "planning to release a 2GHz dual-core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year," adding that "this product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC." Not only does Samsung plan on using these chips in their own smartphones, they're also hoping to sell…
AMD can't have expected Intel wouldn't be snapping at its heels soon after announcing yesterday they'd be supporting USB 3.0 in two upcoming chipsets. Though AMD didn't specify a timeframe, Intel has said their Ivy Bridge silicon would debut in 2012—and told developers to work on both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 [CNET]
You may've noticed there are many laptops and PCs out there that support USB 3.0 now, but unfortunately both AMD and Intel haven't added support for the latest version in their chipsets before. This is set to change with AMD's A75 and A70M chipsets, which will be the first to be branded "Superspeed USB." Previously,…
Over the past year, Qualcomm has added a dose of glamor to chipsets, with many of our commenters regularly lambasting manufacturers for not choosing Snapdragon for their products. Those arguments look set to become even more regular, now Qualcomm's confirmed quad-core Snapdragons are on their way, for at least 12x the…
Admittedly, I was a little disappointed to discover the G2's new Snapdragon processor is only clocked at 800MHz, but according to leaked figures from GLBenchmarks, the graphics should run at the same speed as Motorola's Droid X and 2.
According to a Bloomberg report, Intel is closing in on a deal to acquire the wireless unit of Infineon AG. You know, the company responsible for the iPhone's baseband chips since 2007. That's one way to build a mobile presence.
Now every man and his donkey has a Snapdragon chip in their smartphones, it's time for Qualcomm to look past the 1.2GHz speeds and bring us a 1.5GHz dual-core. It's on its way, from late this year/early next year.
It's become de rigeur for manufacturers to whack a Snapdragon processor in smartphones nowadays—even if people don't quite understand what it means (or does), they want nothing less. Now, Qualcomm's offering dual-core 1.2GHz chips to manufacturers.
AMD's officially closing the gap. With the help of a slew of major manufacturers, they're putting their processors in nearly three times more notebooks than last year, expanding their Vision branding to desktops, and ramping up performance across the board.
TI's new dual-core OMAP4 mobile chipset, the sequel to the OMAP3 series that powers the Droid and Palm Pre (among others), claims crazy performance: Three independent displays running 1080p video, for example, and an estimated 145-hour battery life for audio.
Via's been on a roll lately with power-efficient products, and the VN1000 continues the trend. For those of you with lower-end desktops or all-in-one Windows 7 PCs, the VN1000's your chance at a full HD multimedia experience that's also a stingy power consumer. It supports Blu-ray and DX10.1, DDR3 system memory at…
I used an Nvidia Nforce-based motherboard in the first computer I ever built, so I'm a little sad to see that Nvidia's freezing all development on their Nforce chipset because of licensing issues with Intel, primarily over whether or not Nvidia's license covers chipsets for Nehalem-based processors. Nvidia's not…
Samsung introduced a mess of new components for mobile devices that we're likely to start seeing in early 2010, including a 5MP camera capable of taking 1080p video and a couple powerful yet efficient chipsets.