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Cortex-A53 is used alone in higher and higher-end devices as the result of increased competition between MediaTek and Qualcomm

We’ve learned a lot during the last one a half years about the superiority of the Cortex-A53 cores for the mass produced SoCs. Some major points about that you see on the right: My prediction back in Dec 23, 2013 was … Continue reading

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Intel’s desperate attempt to establish a sizeable foothold on the tablet market until its 14nm manufacturing leadership could provide a profitable position for the company in 2016

The stock market is over-optimistic about that: Intel tablets could cure [stock] market conditions [Saxo TV – TradingFloor.com YouTube channel, April 16, 2014] Intel’s Q1 earnings beat expectations, that’s despite a decline in sales of personal computers. The firm has … Continue reading

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Intel CTE initiative: Bay Trail-Entry V0 (Z3735E and Z3735D) SoCs are shipping next week in $129 Onda (昂达) V819i Android tablets—Bay Trail-Entry V2.1 (Z3735G and Z3735F) SoCs might ship in $60+ Windows 8.1 tablets from Emdoor Digital (亿道) in the 3d quarter

Update: At 19:40 on April 14 from the 昂达微博 Onda microblogging [Detailed background information on Onda you can can can find on the ONDA page of my other, ‘USD 99 Allwinner’ blog. Note as well the neostra ODM/OEM brand which … Continue reading

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2014 will be the last year of “free ride” in the smartphone and tablet spaces for ARM-based competitors of Intel – at least what Intel is insisting again

With 2013 performance of only 10 million tablet chip sets (for Windows mostly) Intel is still confident in its ability to deliver 40 million of those (with increased Android portion) in 2014. To achieve this they will be doing a … Continue reading

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Altera will use Intel Custom Foundry’s 14 nm Tri-Gate (FinFET) process services to produce its new high-end SoC FPGA with 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 IP

With Stratix® 10 high-end and Arria® 10 mid-range FPGA and SoC FPGA products Altera wants to surge ahead of Xilinx in critical infrastructure—such as wireless remote radio units (RRUs), 100G/400G wireline channel (line) cards and data centers—as well as military, … Continue reading

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Superphones turning point: segment satured with Tier 1 globals while the Chinese locals are at less than 40% of the Samsung price

OR Samsung is leapfrogging Apple while the Chinese local brands are coming close to Samsung but at less than 40% price. Meanwhile the superphone segment of the market becomes saturated. This is even more important as coinciding with:– Eight-core MT6592 … 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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