Two years ago ARM Holdings announced their new architecture that would replace the Cortex-A9 CPU core found in most of today’s Android phones and tablets. Codenamed Project Eagle, the new Cortex-A15 CPU was dubbed an “Intel killer” since it was designed for a wide range of devices, including low-power servers, and boasted speeds up to ... Read More »
Everything is bigger in Texas. Take for example Samsung’s 1.6 million-square-foot manufacturing complex in Austin. The plant first opened in 1996, but Samsung just finished a $3.6 billion upgrade that added a 300mm automated S2 fab, capable of producing 40,000 wafers per month.
Details are still scarce at this hour, but stories have begun to break from Korea that Samsung just announced their first mobile processor to feature ARM’s Cortex-A15 core. The new dual-core Exynos 5250 is built on Samsung’s 32nm-low power HKMG process, and it will run at speeds up to 2 GHz.
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What percentage of Android devices are powered by Intel? Google partnered with Intel on the first generation of Google TV devices, but we all know how that turned out. If you look at the smartphones and tablets of today, I would guess Intel has around zero percent market share. Intel thinks 2012 will be the year that ... Read More »
As we count down to a possible demo of Ice Cream Sandwich on October 11, more clues are beginning to appear about the specs of the fabled Nexus Prime. The latest tidbit comes from Samsung Semiconductor Inc., which just announced their new dual-core 1.5 GHz Exynos 4212 processor.
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