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  • ARM has confirmed Samsung will be unveiling 64-bit Exynos chips soon: 128-bit chips to follow
    Phones

    ARM has confirmed Samsung will be unveiling 64-bit Exynos chips soon: 128-bit chips to follow

    By 19 November 2013

    After Apple unveiled its 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5S the internet has been aflutter with talk of Samsung also releasing a 64-bit chip. While Samsung didn’t deny it, we’ve had nothing too solid until now. READ: Samsung Galaxy S5 to get 64-bit...

  • AMD to offer cheap Intel Ultrabook alternative
    Laptops

    AMD to offer cheap Intel Ultrabook alternative

    By 18 January 2012

    Ultrabooks are set to make a big splash in 2012, the thin but powerful form factor clearly a huge advantage for those who need to remain portable. The one snag is the expense, however it has been suggested that AMD is looking to produce a powerful and...

  • Samsung 2GHz Exynos 5250 hints at 3D Galaxy Tab
    Phones

    Samsung 2GHz Exynos 5250 hints at 3D Galaxy Tab

    By 30 November 2011

    We recently told you about rumours doing the rounds that Samsung would be unleashing quad-core tablets and phones rocking the Exynos 4412 chip. But whilst the 4412 is still to receive officialdom, the Korean giant has come clean with details of its latest...

  • Speedier 4G LTE iPhone incoming thanks to new Qualcomm chips
    Online

    Speedier 4G LTE iPhone incoming thanks to new Qualcomm chips

    By 17 November 2011

    iPhone and iPads may finally be getting 4G LTE support thanks to Qualcomm and its new chips, which will make for a far more power efficient device and won't compromise Apple's iPhone design. It should also bring speed boosts in surfing and web downloads....

  • Apple to ditch Samsung for iPad 3 chip?
    Phones

    Apple to ditch Samsung for iPad 3 chip?

    By 15 July 2011

    With all the legal wrangles going on between Apple and Samsung (you show me yours and I'll show you mine) it's easy to forget that the two tech giants are BFFs when it comes to chip production - Samsung manufactured the A4 chip that sits in your iPhone...

  • Intel Tri-Gate transistor paves way for gadgets of the future
    Online

    Intel Tri-Gate transistor paves way for gadgets of the future

    By 4 May 2011

    2D transistors are so last year, and as such Intel has announced its brand new 3D transistor which should go some way to making the next generation of computing devices smaller, more efficient and, yes, more powerful. To be fair the older 2D planar transistors,...

  • Formay disk-on-chip SSD holds 64GB on size of a quarter
    Gadgets

    Formay disk-on-chip SSD holds 64GB on size of a quarter

    By 29 March 2011

    As a rule it pays if the gubbins that goes into powering consumer technology gets smaller, leaving more space for big screens and thinner form factors; which is why Formay's announcement of its new disk-on-chip (DOC) solid state hard drive is good news....

  • iPhone 5 to rock A5 dual core chip
    Phones

    iPhone 5 to rock A5 dual core chip

    By 10 March 2011

    Wow, talk about a picture telling the story. We don't even really need to add any copy to this, do we? It's all fairly clear. Hang on, whaddya mean you don't get it? It's startlingly obvious isn't it? The above kernelcache.release file proves that the...

  • DivX Plus HD SoC allows 1080p mobile fun
    Phones

    DivX Plus HD SoC allows 1080p mobile fun

    By 16 February 2011

    Over in Barcelona at MWC, DivX, the digital video codec specialist, has announced the world’s first DivX Plus HD certified mobile system-on-chip (SoC) - the Renesas Mobile Corporation’s SH-Mobile MT1 (SH73704). Mobile phones used to be judged on their...

  • Qualcomm quad-core chip laughs in the face of dual-core ones
    Phones

    Qualcomm quad-core chip laughs in the face of dual-core ones

    By 14 February 2011

    Mobile World Congress is going gaga (not Lady Gaga) over dual-core processors in all their devices, but it seems next year it’s all going to be about quad-core. Qualcomm, the company that makes most of the chipsets in mobile phones (Windows Phone 7,...

  • Qualcomm boasts about its 3D prowess
    Phones

    Qualcomm boasts about its 3D prowess

    By 10 February 2011

    The mobile chip war is heating up nicely, with Qualcomm hitting back at all the Nvidia Tegra 2 3D news with a statement that its chips are more than capable of cranking up the mobile 3D action. The San Diego based company has stated that its Snapdragon...

  • Qualcomm to take on Nvidia with dual-core chips
    Phones

    Qualcomm to take on Nvidia with dual-core chips

    By 14 January 2011

    Nvidia may have stolen the show over in Las Vegas at CES with its Tegra 2 powered mobile devices, but if the chip maker thought it was going to have a dual-core stranglehold over the market for 2011 then it's in for a shock. Qualcomm, who has been talking...

  • Microsoft takes mobile computing fight to Apple with SoC architecture
    Phones

    Microsoft takes mobile computing fight to Apple with SoC architecture

    By 6 January 2011

    Microsoft has officially announced that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip architectures (wherebye all the components of an electronic device are integrated onto a single chip). This news, which Pocket-lint brought you word of previously,...

  • Texas Instruments DLP Pico HD chipset brings 1080p 3D on the go
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    Texas Instruments DLP Pico HD chipset brings 1080p 3D on the go

    By 5 January 2011

    Texas Instruments has announced, at CES 2010 in Las Vegas, that it will be launching a brand new DLP (Digital Light Processing) Pico HD chipset; bringing the availability of a "new era for on-the-go, big screen video and images". Texas Instruments goes...

  • AMD Fusion chips bring all-day battery life and enhanced graphics
    Laptops

    AMD Fusion chips bring all-day battery life and enhanced graphics

    By 4 January 2011

    Pocket-lint recently brought you news of the new Intel Sandy Bridge next-gen Core i processors, and now, hot on its tail,  AMD is showcasing its new Fusion APU (Accelerated Processing Units) at CES in Las Vegas. The new class of combined CPU/GPU processor...

  • Qualcomm to bring faster phone downloads with new chip
    Phones

    Qualcomm to bring faster phone downloads with new chip

    By 23 December 2010

    Qualcomm has said that it plans to create new chipsets for mobile phones that will take advantage of the L-Band spectrum previously earmarked for its FLO TV service in the UK meaning users of a Qualcomm chip could get faster downloads than those that...

  • Microsoft signs ARM deal
    Gaming

    Microsoft signs ARM deal

    By 24 July 2010

    Chip maker ARM has confirmed that it has signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft, bringing with it the possibility that Microsoft could be looking to design its own chips in future, just like Apple. Although both companies have worked with each...

  • Intel i7-970 goes to Gulftown with hexacore
    Online

    Intel i7-970 goes to Gulftown with hexacore

    By 19 July 2010

    Sure, processors aren't the most exciting bit of kit in the world, but with graphics-rich 3D gaming and HD video editing becoming more of an everyday occurrence for tech fans, the news that Intel has released a multi-core 3.2GHz chip may just have some...

  • Nvidia allows cosmonauts to get the most out of "Mars" mission
    Laptops

    Nvidia allows cosmonauts to get the most out of "Mars" mission

    By 10 June 2010

    News has recently come in that the Nvidia's 3D Vision Technology is being used in the Mars-500 project. The third, and longest, stage of the project began on 3 June and involves a group of cosmonauts who are spending 520 days in a hermetically sealed...

  • AMD makes power play with all HD 2010 Vision range
    Online

    AMD makes power play with all HD 2010 Vision range

    By 12 May 2010

    AMD has unleashed its 2010 line up of computer processors on the laptops of the world. Consumers will be able to find the AMD Vision 2010 CPUs on 130 new notebooks which increases Vision's presence in the market threefold. What users get out of opting...

  • AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers
    Online

    AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers

    By 10 September 2009

    AMD is "going to change the game" according to the company's corporate vice president and general manager Alberto Bozzo at the launch of the Vision marketing scheme in London this week. The chip manufacturer's research has shown that 66% of the public...

  • AMD talks up DirectX 11, ultrathin notebooks
    Online

    AMD talks up DirectX 11, ultrathin notebooks

    By 8 July 2009

    AMD, which demonstrated its new DirectX 11 graphics chips last month at Computex, has been talking to Pocket-lint about the technology, when its cards will be available to buy, about the notebook market and about battery life on PCs. Microsoft's DirectX...

  • AMD demonstrates DirectX 11 graphics chip
    Online

    AMD demonstrates DirectX 11 graphics chip

    By 4 June 2009

    One of the best things Microsoft ever did for PC gaming was the creation of DirectX. It unified a set of diverse and tricksy APIs into one package that gamers could download to make sure games worked on their hardware, so long as it was fast enough. DirectX...

  • Fujitsu shows off world's fastest CPU
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    Fujitsu shows off world's fastest CPU

    By 18 May 2009

    Fujitsu has revealed what it claims to be the fastest chip in the world. Its new SPARC64 VIIIfx processor, which is codenamed "Venus", clocks 128 billion computations per second. It's the first time in a decade that a Japanese company has taken the fastest...

  • AMD taking on Intel in netbook market
    Online

    AMD taking on Intel in netbook market

    By 13 November 2008

    Rumour has it that AMD is going to take on Intel's Atom processor and deliver a rival for the netbook market. The new CPU is promised to beat Intel's chips in terms of both battery life and video performance. In fact, AMD's VP of advanced marketing, Par...