Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘Live book’ on the ‘Allwinner phenomenon’

Working for my ‘Experiencing the Cloud’ trend tracking blog I recognized an absolutely shocking trend in early September, 2012 that here is a $99 Android 4.0.3 7” IPS tablet with an Allwinner SoC capable of 2160p Quad HD and built-in … Continue reading

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Intel’s biggest flop: at least 3-month delay in delivering the power management solution for its first tablet SoC

This is all despite the fact that Intel had already the following slides back in April on the IDF2012 in Beijing: i.e. the slide on the left was explicitly stating these Mobility Features:– 9+ Hours Battery Life– ~30 Days Standbyas … Continue reading

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Dell Latitude 10: Windows 8 Clover Trail (Intel Z2760) hybrid tablets from OEMs

The new Dell Latitude [10] tablet [Exclusive24x7News YouTube channel, Dec 11, 2012] The video was originally produced for Dell Latitude gets things done [by STUART KENNEDY in the The Australian IT, Dec 11, 2012]: SITTING next to Apple’s sleek iPad … Continue reading

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Intel targeting ARM based microservers: the Calxeda case

Intel Atom processor S1200 vs. Calxeda ECX1000 for microservers ARM Holdings on the server opportunity x86 on ARM with Linux Boston Ltd. related information from Calxeda Background on Elbrus (in Russian or English if available) Background on Elbrus Technologies (in … Continue reading

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The future of the semiconductor IP ecosystem

December 13 Report:– Intel’s next-gen SoC manufacturing process will be able to deliver the next Bay Trail Atom only for 2014 products (with higher end Haswell for H2 2013), and it is just a 26nm process in terminology used by … Continue reading

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STMicroelectronics and Texas Intruments are exiting the mobile market as there is no chance to compete with aggressive SoC vendors from PRC and the market #2 MediaTek from Taiwan

STMicroelectronics sees no future for itself in ST-Ericsson’s strategy of Fundamental repositioning for modem, APE and ModAps spaces as it announces new strategic plan [Dec 10, 2012] “Today we are announcing the new ST, aligned with the new market environment,” … Continue reading

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UPDATE Aug’13: Xiaomi $130 Hongmi superphone END MediaTek MT6589 quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC with HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA is available for Android smartphones and tablets of Q1 delivery

Formerly known as MT6588 but recently renamed as MT6589. About that history see my earlier post: Boosting the MediaTek MT6575 success story with the MT6577 announcement  – UPDATED with MT6588/83 coming early 2013 in Q4 2012 and 8-core MT6599 in … Continue reading

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