Back when nVidia first launched the original Tegra SoC CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stated that it would change the face of media players, phones and tablets. He fully expected Tegra to become more than 50% of nVidia’s business (revenue) and put the green team to work making that happen. After a few months of hearing about the advantages of Tegra I was finally able to put one to the test in the form of the now-gone ZuneHD. It was an impressive experience and I still have and use that device on an almost daily basis.
Emerging markets are still dependent on cheap cell phones. Smartphone breakthrough on these kind of markets is currently stalled by the relatively high prices.
Long announced as the best mobile phone in the world, One was officially unveiled today, the first Chinese mobile phone by manufacturer OnePlus. The official website calls this device "2014 Flagship killer" and judging by the price and the offered feature it really could justify this pretentious name.
On the Internet appeared future specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini smartphone. As in the previous generation Mini version will be a smaller version of the top models of the company, in this case Samsung Galaxy S5 devices, with lower performance, and lower cost.
After the 8-core processor codenamed MT6595, MediaTek company also announced the MT6732, its first 64-bit SoC. The chip has four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and the Mali T760 GPU with support for OpenGL 3.0 and OpenCL 1.2.
Apple's new A8 processor will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, according to sources in Taiwanese TechNews. Samsung would so be left out of orders for the production of processors for Apple.
Calxeda, one of the first companies that introduced ARM chips for servers, is closing its doors and starts the sale of its intellectual property.
Raspberry Pi went on sale in late February last year. By the end of October this year, it was sold in over two million copies, as it is reported.
It seems that Apple's launch of iPhone 5S device, the first smartphone with a 64-bit processor initiated a new trend on the market. Apple iPhone 5S as it is known brings its own 64-bit A7 processor with more than 1 billion transistors and a new 64-bit operating system, iOS 7.
Intel’s Atom CPU is getting a little bit of a boost in order to give it an edge in the microserver market. The new CPU is the C2000 which is something of a departure from their older Atom designs. Unlike the Atom we all know about (two cores, limited compute and memory support) the new C2000 is much beefier with 8 cores and support for 64 GB of memory. The move is something of a departure for the Atom line as some at Intel have claimed that adding more cores to a CPU is only needed if your CPU is not powerful or efficient enough.