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ARM and TSMC to shift to 10nm node in late 2015

ARM and TSMC are gearing up to shift to a 10nm manufacturing process for 64-bit ARMv8-A SoCs in 2015, a move which should improve performance and energy efficiency compared to current-generation chips. The announcement of the shift to 10nm continues…

Exynos ModAP is Samsung's first SoC with on-die LTE

Samsung has announced the latest addition to their Exynos line of SoCs: ModAP, which for the first time integrates an LTE modem onto the die, promising better performance and energy efficiency than Samsung's current solutions.

Broadcom announces 5G Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO chip for smartphones

Broadcom recently announced a new mobile chip designed to make 802.11ac wireless networks even faster over mobile devices. The BCM4354 system-on-a-chip supports 2x2 MIMO (multiple input / multiple output) technology, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and an FM receiver and is 25…

Qualcomm quietly cans Smart TV-inspired Snapdragon 802 SoC

Qualcomm headed to CES last month with big plans for the Smart TV / set-top box / digital media adapter market. The semiconductor specialist announced a new SoC in early January known as the Snapdragon 802 specializing in Ultra HD…

AMD announces its first ARM SoC, the 8-core Opteron A1100

Way back in late 2012, AMD revealed plans for 64-bit capable ARM-based server SoCs, branded as 'Opteron' and set to launch in 2014. Right on schedule, AMD has delivered the first of these ARM-based server SoCs, which just so happen…

Qualcomm moves to 64-bit with mid-range Snapdragon 410 SoC

Yesterday, Qualcomm announced its first 64-bit capable ARM-based system-on-a-chip: the Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916). Destined for mainstream devices, the new SoC makes use of ARM's Cortex-A53 CPU cores, which are the first from the company to use the ARMv8 64-bit architecture,…