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Today ARM announces a new POP IP offering directed at UMC's new 28HPCU manufacturing process. To date we haven't had the opportunity to properly explain what ARM's POP IP actually is and how it enables vendors to achieve better implementation of ARM's IP offerings. While for today's pipeline announcement we'll be just explaining the basics, we're looking forward to a more in-depth article in the following months as to how vendors take various IPs through the different stages of development. When we talk about a vendor licensing an ARM IP (CPU for example), this generally means that they are taking the RTL (Register Transfer Level) design of an IP. The RTL is just a logical representation of the functioning of a block, and to...

The Samsung Exynos 7420 Deep Dive - Inside A Modern 14nm SoC

Over the past few years it’s been somewhat expected tradition for Samsung Electronics to employ a strategy of multi-sourcing the SoC for their mobile devices. Most notably it’s on...

111 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/29/2015

Analysing AMOLED Power Efficiency Improvements

Over the last few years we’ve been repeatedly reporting how Samsung was able to improve AMOLED power efficiency by employing better emitter materials on each new device generation. This...

73 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/23/2015

Comparing Snapdragon 810 v2 and v2.1: More Memory Bandwidth, Higher Clocks

Around a few weeks before the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, I was digging through kernel source to understand Snapdragon 810 and some other Qualcomm SoCs. We...

84 by Joshua Ho on 6/18/2015

HTC Tests Native Ads In BlinkFeed

Today HTC has announced a pilot program of sorts for the display of native ads within BlinkFeed, their news and content aggregation application. Since Blinkfeed displays right on a...

26 by Brandon Chester on 6/16/2015

HTC Pushing A Small Update To The HTC One M9 Today

Barring any unforeseen complications, HTC One M9 users in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa should be receiving an OTA update today which will bring the software to version...

15 by Brandon Chester on 6/10/2015

The Microsoft Lumia 640 Review

The group that was once Nokia's mobile division has gone through a great number of changes in the past few years. After declining sales of Symbian devices, the company...

130 by Brandon Chester on 6/9/2015

Apple Unveils Apple Music; Coming to Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android

At the end of Apple's WWDC keynote the company revealed their brand new music streaming service, Apple Music. Apple Music is the successor to Apple's existing streaming music service...

30 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S6 Active

Today Samsung and AT&T announced the Galaxy S6 Active, a variant of the Galaxy S6 with a greater focus on durability and ruggedness. Releasing an Active version of their...

29 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

FinalWire Releases AIDA64 For iOS and Windows Phone

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their AIDA64 software, FinalWire has released versions of the app for iOS and Windows Phone. AIDA64 has existed on Android for some time...

7 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

The Huawei P8 Review

It’s been a month now since Huawei launched its new smartphone flagship, the P8. Huawei started Ascend P-line of smartphones back in 2012 with the launch of the Ascend...

105 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/4/2015

HTC Announces The One ME With MediaTek's Helio X10

Today the HTC One ME was officially announced in China. While it's not likely that this device will ever be sold in other markets, it's worth taking a look...

30 by Brandon Chester on 6/4/2015

Rockchip Announces RKi6000 WiFi SoC for ULP IoT

Today at Computex in Taiwan, Rockchip announced a ultra-low-power WiFi SoC for IoT devices. The RKi6000 promises huge jumps in power efficiency, and the ability to provide WiFi connectivity...

21 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/2/2015

Meizu Launches m2 note 5.5" Budget Smartphone

Meizu today launches the successor to the m1 note, a cheap entry-level smartphone that still manages to pack enormous value for its price-range. The m2 note has a 5.5"...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/2/2015

MediaTek announces Helio P10 Mainstream SoC

MediaTek started promoting its new Helio branding for SoCs back at MWC this year, and we had the please to cover the the new Helio X20 announcement just a...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/1/2015

ASUS Announces Two New 8 Inch ZenPad Tablets

ASUS is no stranger to the Android tablet market. They've been around since the earliest days of Android tablets with their ASUS Transformer TF101 which launched with Android Honeycomb...

15 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

Understanding Project Soli and Jacquard: Wearable Control Breakthroughs

Today at Google IO, Google’s Advanced Technologies and Products (ATAP) group went over some of the things that they’ve worked on in the year since the previous IO. There...

12 by Joshua Ho on 5/30/2015

Google and Qualcomm Partner To Make A Project Tango Smartphone

Project Tango is the name of Google's initiative to build smartphones and tablets with cameras and sensors that can be used to track its position in 3D space, and...

10 by Brandon Chester on 5/30/2015

NVIDIA Introduces AndroidWorks For Android Game Developers

Today NVIDIA is expanding their GameWorks developer program to the realm of Android devices. GameWorks encompasses a range of NVIDIA technologies and tools like PhysX, VisualFX, OptiX, and the...

23 by Brandon Chester on 5/29/2015

Avago Acquires Broadcom Corporation For $37 Billion

Today Avago Technologies announced their acquisition of Broadcom for 17 billion dollars in cash and 20 billion dollars worth of Avago shares. This will leave Broadcom shareholders with 32%...

33 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

Google Announces Project Brillo and Weave for IoT

As part of today's announcements at I/O 2015, Google announced a new operating system and API targeted at the Internet-of-Things (IoT) space. Starting off with the new OS, under the...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/28/2015

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