Tag Archives: SoC

What is behind the ARM Holding’s acquisition by SoftBank Group?

The quick answer is that “ARM is the driver of the IoT era” when every thing is interconnected. Another reason is that they have been steadily working in an early investment mode from very beginning, and quite successfully. SoftBank CEO and … Continue reading

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Amazon’s move into overall leadership: Kindle Fire HDX with Snapdragon 800, “revolutionary on-device tech support” (Mayday), enterprise and productivity capable Fire OS 3.0 forked from Android 4.2.2 etc. PLUS a significantly enhanced, new Kindle Fire HD for a much lower, $139 price

Update about the overall strategy of Amazon: From: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Is Like King Midas in Reverse [Slate, Oct 25, 2013]Which is—nevertheless—missing the major point of Amazon strategy: smart investors continue to accelerate buying Amazon shares (from not so smart … Continue reading

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ARM Cortex-A12 CPU cores and Mali-T622 GPU cores with Process Optimization Packs (POPs), plus Mali-V500 video block for mid-range mobile devices of the end of 2014

in order to cover (very competitively) the hole existing in ARM-based SoCs so far: Arm unveiled the Cortex A12 processor during a news conference at Computex in Taipei on June 3, 2013. AnandTech’s judgement about the Cortex-A12 announcement: … The … Continue reading

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Qualcomm’s SoC business future is questioned first time

Among the hits for simple ‘Qualcomm’ search between April 25 and 30 you will first time find headlines such as: Qualcomm And The Demise Of The Commodity Processor >>> Qualcomm’s profit hurt by competition from China >>> Qualcomm’s earnings outlook … Continue reading

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Saving Intel: next-gen Intel ultrabooks for enterprise and professional markets from $500; next-gen Intel notebooks, other value devices and tablets for entry level computing and consumer markets from $300

OR “2 for 1” (or “two-for-one”) touch and voice enabled ultrabooks of convertible and detachable form factors with Haswell / 4th generation Intel Core processor family (shipping now and on track for Q2’13 launch) starting as low as $500. Touch-enabled … Continue reading

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Qualcomm moving ahead of Allwinner et al. in CPU and GPU while trying to catch up with Allwinner in Ultra HD

[Updated June 20, 2013] According to Qualcomm Expands Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Processor Tier [press release, June 20, 2013] the entry-level S200 with quad-core Cortex-A5 @1.4GHz and Adreno 203 GPU manufacture on a 45nm proces will be expanded late 2013 (together … Continue reading

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Allwinner vis-à-vis HTC on 2013 International CES

From Allwinner: Allwinner has launched its latest quad-core application processor A31 in December 2012 and will create another legend in the consuming world. If you would like to know more about A31, please schedule a meeting with us at CES … Continue reading

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