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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.

Samsung to be ready when Android moves to 64-bit

Apple broke new ground last year by launching a 64-bit mobile processor, the first of its kind in the mobile industry. Since then, a number of other chip makers have put their 64-bit ambitions into overdrive to keep pace including…

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…