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Arm and Samsung this week announced their joint design-technology co-optimization (DTCO) program for Arm's next-generation Cortex general-purpose CPU cores as well as Samsung's next-generation process technology featuring gate-all-around (GAA) multi-bridge-channel field-effect transistors (MBCFETs). "Optimizing Cortex-X and Cortex-A processors on the latest Samsung process node underscores our shared vision to redefine what’s possible in mobile computing, and we look forward to continuing to push boundaries to meet the relentless performance and efficiency demands of the AI era," said Chris Bergey, SVP and GM, Client Business at Arm. Under the program, the companies aim to deliver tailored versions of Cortex-A and Cortex-X cores made on Samsung's 2 nm-class process technology for various applications, including smartphones, datacenters, infrastructure, and various customized system-on-chips. For now, the companies does not...

SK hynix Ships LPDDR5T: 9600 MT/s Memory for Smartphones

SK hynix had started volume shipments of its LPDDR5T-9600 memory for high-end smartphones, the company announced this week. So far, the company's LPDDR6 'Turbo' memory with a 9600 MT/s...

17 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2023

Micron and SK hynix Ship LPDDR5-9600 Memory for Next-Gen Smartphones

Fast memory is crucial for the performance of high-end system-on-chips that are getting more sophisticated every year. When it comes to smartphones, the most obvious way to boost memory...

23 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

The Apple 2023 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

It's that time of the year again - Apple's fall iPhone event, where the Cupertino company to unveil its newest generation family of iPhones. This year's theme is "Wonderlust,"...

29 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 9/12/2023

Qualcomm Extends Deal To Supply 5G Modems for Apple Through 2026

Qualcomm just shot over a brief note this morning, announcing that the company has signed an extended agreement with Apple to supply 5G modem-RF chips for their smartphones and...

5 by Ryan Smith on 9/11/2023

SK Hynix Launches 24GB LPDDR5X-8500 Stacks for Smartphones, PCs, and HPC

On Friday, SK Hynix said it had started mass production of 24 GB LPDDR5X memory stacks that can be used for ultra-high-end smartphones and PCs. The company's LPDDR5X-8500 devices...

10 by Anton Shilov on 8/11/2023

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 4 Gen 2: Modest Modernization For Low-End Mobiles

Qualcomm this morning is taking the wraps off its next generation Snapdragon 4-class mobile SoC, the aptly named Snapdragon 4 Gen 2. The company’s new entry-level SoC for smartphones...

8 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2023

Micron Unveils First UFS 4.0 Modules: Up to 4,300 MB/s Storage for Smartphones

Micron on Wednesday introduced its first UFS 4.0-compliant storage devices. The company's latest generation of single-module smartphone storage devices are slated to be the fastest yet, offering a combination...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/21/2023

The Apple WWDC 2023 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with...

21 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2023

Arm Unveils 2023 Mobile CPU Core Designs: Cortex-X4, A720, and A520 - the Armv9.2 Family

Throughout the world, if there's one universal constant in the smartphone and mobile device market, it's Arm. Whether it's mobile chip makers basing their SoCs on Arm's fully synthesized...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/28/2023

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2: Premium Segment SoC Gets a Cortex-X CPU Core

After a 2021/2022 product cycle that was a bit more interesting than Qualcomm perhaps would have liked, 2023 has been a far more straightforward year for the prolific SoC...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2023

The Apple 2022 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

It's that time of the year again - Apple's fall iPhone event, where we expect the Cupertino company to unveil its newest generation family of iPhones - what should...

81 by Ryan Smith on 9/7/2022

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and 4 Gen 1 SoCs: Updating Mid-Range and Entry-Level Phones

Qualcomm this morning is taking the wraps off a pair of new SoCs for the mid-range and entry-level smartphone markets. Refreshing the company’s longstanding 600 and 400 series of...

17 by Ryan Smith on 9/6/2022

The Apple WWDC 2022 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with...

32 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 6/6/2022

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7 Gen 1: Bringing Armv9 To Premium Smartphones

Alongside the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, as part of Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon Night” event in China this evening, the company is also rolling out a brand-new SoC for the...

22 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2022

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Moving to TSMC for More Speed, Lower Power

As the dark of the night rolls into China this evening, Qualcomm is hosting a mobile-focused product launch event they’re calling “Snapdragon Night”. Headlining the event is the announcement...

53 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2022

Hands-On With The Huawei P50 Pro: The 2022 Flagship with a Snapdragon 888 Option

For those of us outside the US, Huawei has maintained its presence in a number of markets in which it has grown its sales over the last decade. Even...

74 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/9/2022

Interview with Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm SVP: Talking Snapdragon, Microsoft, Nuvia, and Discrete Graphics

Two driving forces are driving the current technology market: insatiable demand for hardware, and the supply chain shortages making it difficult to produce enough in quantity to fulfil every...

82 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/31/2022

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit: Day 1 Keynote Live Blog

Qualcomm is starting its yearly Snapdragon Tech Summit. We're here to watch CEO Cristiano Amon with the latest updates to the smartphone side of the business.

0 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/30/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Flagship SoC for 2022 Devices

At this year’s Tech Summit from Hawaii, it’s time again for Qualcomm to unveil and detail the company’s most important launch of the year, and to showcase the newest...

220 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/30/2021

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