Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MWC 2014 - Chips

It's strange the MWC was most interesting in its chip news this year:

Well Qualcomm should continue it's leadership for a bit:
Qualcomm launches 64-bit chips for high-end phones at MWC 2014 | Mobile World Congress - CNET Reviews
A quote from the article:
Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 610 and 615 contain the same essential software, hardware, and radio-frequency technology as the Snapdragon 410, allowing handset vendors to quickly develop a global portfolio of devices at different price levels. It also speeds up the time it takes to get carrier certification for the devices since the phones use the same wireless technology.
Wow... these guys really know how to do things!
Also there was:
Qualcomm overtakes Apple with eight-core, 64-bit mobile processor | PCWorld

The Chinese manufacturers are showing off interesting chips:

MediaTek unveils its 64-bit, LTE integrated MT6732 SoC

Meet the Allwinner UltraOcta A80 processor - Liliputing

Turning to Intel:

This is from ARM, you know, Intel's chip of choice for demos at CES! :-)
Intel Quark is just too hot for wearable technology, says ARM


Intel unveils its next gen and next gen after that and next gen after the next gen after that... claiming as usual they have better performance/power usage than ARM.  Given Intel's delivery on promises to date, I'm not believing any of it until third parties run benchmarks on shipping hardware. Remember, these are the people that did several of "their" demos at CES using ARM chips.  This really isn't news... its the same separate chip LTE we've know about before... and only Cherry Trail is really competitive with any of the new ARM stuff. And there is every reason to believe that won't be here until 2015. At this point, I'm believing too little, too late, AGAIN.

Intel Unveils XIntel Unveils XMM 7260 LTE Modem, Next-Gen Atom SoCs | News & Opinion | 

Here's a more in depth article:
AnandTech | Intel Talks Atom Z3460/Z3480 (Merrifield), Z3560/Z3580 (Moorefield) and LTE at MWC 2014

1 comment:

  1. Samsung announced today two new chips. They are fine, but all that interesting:

    http://liliputing.com/2014/02/samsung-introduces-exynos-5422-5260-octa-hexa-core-chips.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Liliputing+%28Liliputing%29

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