Due to a lack of total vertical integration and heavy focus on IP licensing, one of the more interesting aspects of the SoC development pipeline is that we get to see the architectures and chips developed and announced in a very decoupled fashion. As opposed to the PC industry where there is heavy vertical integration and architectures are usually announced close to (if not at the same time as) the first silicon and even the first finished products, in the SoC space we will frequently see the complete development cadence in public – architectures, chips, and finally finished products. This has its own ups and downs, and while it means we’ll potentially hear about a new architecture long before it’s available in a product...

ARM Announces Mali-V550 Video Processor & Mali-DP550 Display Processor

As part of ARM’s fall refresh of their Mali graphics product lineup, today ARM is announcing refreshes and new products in a number of product segments. All told ARM...

6 by Ryan Smith 3 days ago

ARM Announces “mbed” IoT Device Platform

Following up on the incredible success of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld-size mobile devices, device manufacturers have been toying with ideas on what comes next. A common theme across...

15 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2014

HP, AppliedMicro and TI Bring New ARM Servers to Retail

Yesterday HP announced retail availability of two ARM based servers, the ProLiant m400 and m800. Each are offered in a server cartridge as part of the Moonshot System. A...

33 by Stephen Barrett on 9/30/2014

Chipworks Disassembles Apple's A8 SoC: GX6450, 4MB L3 Cache & More

One of the more enjoyable rituals with Apple’s annual iPhone launch is the decapping, deconstruction, and photographing of the processor die at the heart of Apple’s newest SoC. ...

65 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2014

MediaTek Labs and LinkIt Platform Launch Targeting IoT and Wearables

Companies such as Motorola, Apple, Nest, and Fitbit have been targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables market with devices for the past several years. However, if the...

7 by Stephen Barrett on 9/22/2014

Samsung's Exynos 5433 is an A57/A53 ARM SoC

There has been a lot of confusion going on over the last few weeks on what exactly Samsung's Exynos 5433 is. Joshua and I were pretty much convinced that...

38 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/16/2014

Analyzing Apple’s A8 SoC: PowerVR GX6450 & More

With their iPhone keynote behind them, Apple has begun updating some of their developer documentation for iOS to account for the new phone. This of course is always a...

136 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2014

Apple Announces A8 SoC

As expected from this year’s iPhone keynote, Apple has announced a new member of their internally developed family of ARM SoCs. The latest SoC, dubbed A8, is Apple’s first SoC...

66 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

NVIDIA & VMware Preview GRID vGPU & Tegra K1 Chromebook Support

NVIDIA has been anything but shy about their GPU virtualization aspirations, making it a focal point for the company’s development since the launch of their first GRID cards back...

11 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2014

HTC Announces Desire 510: First 64-bit Android Phone

While normally one might expect high end phones to get the latest and greatest features first, this time we see a bit of a surprising reversal. The Desire 510...

46 by Joshua Ho on 8/27/2014

Unity Adds Native x86 Support for Android

Intel is facing an uphill battle in the mobile space from a marketshare perspective, but there's an additional challenge: the bulk of mobile apps are compiled targeting ARM based...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/20/2014

State of the Part: SoC Manufacturers

Introduction A few years ago, it seemed a new System-On-Chip (SoC) design using an ARM-based architecture would pop up every other week. While competition can be great, with so many...

94 by Jarred Walton on 8/19/2014

ARM's Cortex M: Even Smaller and Lower Power CPU Cores

ARM (and its partners) were arguably one of the major causes of the present day smartphone revolution. While AMD and Intel focused on using Moore’s Law to drive higher...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/18/2014

Samsung Announces Exynos 5430: First 20nm Samsung SoC

While we mentioned this in our Galaxy Alpha launch article, Samsung is finally announcing the launch of their new Exynos 5430 SoC. The main critical upgrade that the new chips...

77 by Joshua Ho & Andrei Frumusanu on 8/13/2014

AMD’s Big Bet on ARM Powered Servers: Opteron A1100 Revealed

It has been a full seven months since AMD released detailed information about its Opteron A1100 server CPU, and twenty two months since announcement. Today, at the Hot Chips...

28 by Stephen Barrett on 8/11/2014

NVIDIA FY 2015 Q2 Financial Results

On Thursday August 7th, NVIDIA released their results for the second quarter of their fiscal year 2015. Year-over-year, they had an excellent quarter based on strong growth in the...

16 by Brett Howse on 8/10/2014

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

While I talked about this in the launch article, the SHIELD Tablet is very much the culmination of lessons learned from 2013. While the Tegra Note 7 was a...

171 by Joshua Ho on 7/29/2014

Watch our Hangout with ARM GPU Fellow Jem Davies

For those of you who weren't able to catch the live stream be sure to watch our interview with ARM Fellow and all around GPU expert Jem Davies. In...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/9/2014

Join us for a Live Hangout with ARM Fellow Jem Davies and Chat about GPUs at 12PM ET Today

After answering your questions in our Ask the Experts post, ARM Fellow and GPU expert Jem Davies agreed to join a live video discussion with me. At 12:00PM ET...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/7/2014

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