The Crazy 64-Core Processor That Wants to Be in Your Smartphone

Chip company Adapteva has a crazy notion: Let's turn our smartphones into veritable supercomputers. And the way to do it? Up the ante in processing power. Not with just dual-core or quad-core processors. No, their Epiphany IV chip has a monstrous 64 cores. » 10/03/11 10:59am 10/03/11 10:59am

Tegra 2 Coming in January: Nvidia Promises Netbooks, Smartphones and…

The Tegra system-on-a-chip, the zippy hardware that powers the Zune HD, had so much potential. Then, the delays. Slow pickup. Disappointment. Whatever happened to the Tegra, Nvidia doesn't want it to happen again. This time, they say, will be different. » 12/16/09 1:51pm 12/16/09 1:51pm

Zii Lives: First Look at the 1080p Android-Powered Trinity Phone

Remember the Creative/ZiiLabs StemCell system-on-a-chip from a while back? The one that spawned that Android PMP design? Well, the Zii project is marching on, which means new hardware, including the dual OS Trinity phone, 360º HD webcam and more. » 12/01/09 12:01am 12/01/09 12:01am

ZiiLABS' ZMS-08 System-On-A-Chip To Bring 1080p and Full Flash…

Creative's latest system-on-a-chip is crammed with features: 1080p playback, 24fps encoding, HD video conferencing, OpenGL ES 2.0 support, an integrated HDMI controller, X-Fi audio and Flash acceleration. All combined with a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8. Of course there's a catch. » 11/09/09 2:10pm 11/09/09 2:10pm

Confirmed: Zii StemCell Computing Is Media-Savvy System on a Chip

The smoke surrounding Creative's rumored offshoot, ZiiLabs, cleared today at CES, where it was revealed to be a media-application processor developer with a very slick system-on-a-chip, less consumer product than building block for many. » 1/08/09 7:00am 1/08/09 7:00am