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Sonics ARM patent agreement may bring Dark Silicon to your smartphone

Sonics ARM patent agreement may bring Dark Silicon to your smartphone

ARM has teamed up with Sonics Inc. in order to make their future SoCs much more battery friendly. By licensing Sonics's patent portfolio of over 138 properties, including the property to use Sonics's Dark Silicon techniques, ARM will be able to develop chips that will be able to offer a big improvement in power savings without sacrificing either performance or efficiency.

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QUALCOMM Snapdragon 800 tipped for production in late May

QUALCOMM Snapdragon 800 tipped for production in late May

QUALCOMM has certainly been successful with its existing Snapdragon 600 platform. The Snapdragon 600 showed up in a number of high-end smartphones and other devices including the GALAXY S 4, HTC One, and a number of other devices. That Snapdragon 600 success doesn't mean QUALCOMM isn't looking ahead to its next generation high-end SoC.

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Allwinner says A20 SoC is now shipping in customer products

Allwinner says A20 SoC is now shipping in customer products

If you follow the gadget market with respect to tablets, smartphones, Android-powered TV sticks, and other products, you may be familiar with the name Allwinner. The company makes some of the most common processors in the gadget market used by a number of companies around the world. Allwinner has announced that its latest mobile application processor, called the A20, is now shipping inside customer devices.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD goes wild with The Conduit HD

NVIDIA Project SHIELD goes wild with The Conduit HD

If you were waiting for an ultra-sweet shooter made to take away any thoughts you had that Android was a lesser environment than these so-called full-system PC operating systems, NVIDIA has got just the thing for you. Here we're seeing The Conduit HD, revealed here working on NVIDIA's Project SHIELD on Android - that's not even streamed, it's straight from the system! Have a peek at this undeniable action thriller on none other than the NVIDIA Tegra 4 right this minute.

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NVIDIA Jetson Development Platform hits smart cars with CUDA and Kepler power

NVIDIA Jetson Development Platform hits smart cars with CUDA and Kepler power

If you've been following NVIDIA's news blasts this past week, you know that they've revealed their next-generation chipset to be working with CUDA-capable GPUs. What's more, you'll have a bit of an idea what that means for mobile devices, the computing power they'll have extremely soon, and you'll be pumped up about that power coming to smart vehicles through their new developer program. This new developer kit goes by the name NVIDIA Jetson Development Platform - available to you right this minute!

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New ARM CEO: We’ll resist buyout offers, Apple or otherwise

New ARM CEO: We’ll resist buyout offers, Apple or otherwise

ARM's new CEO will resist the siren call of acquisition, chasing smaller, more ubiquitous chips rather than a lucrative pay out from Apple or other 300 licensees of the widespread SoC technology. Currently president of the firm, Simon Segars told the Guardian that ARM would cling resolutely to independence no matter how big the wallet waved under its nose, describing the strategy as "the right model" in a market that demands confidentiality.

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SlashGear 101: The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Processor

SlashGear 101: The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Processor

When you're getting to know the 8 CPU cores of the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa SoC, you'll first want to understand that they absolutely do not work the same way as multi-core mobile processors have in the past. While the Exynos 5 Octa does have 8 CPU cores, they're never being used all at once. Instead you've got 2 distinct pairs of 4 CPU cores, four of them "big", the other four "LITTLE". The Exynos 5 Octa SoC works with what's called big.LITTLE architecture, this term coming from the British processor company ARM.

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Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 600 for Samsung GALAXY S 4

Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 600 for Samsung GALAXY S 4

Though the details were a bit less than solid in the official Samsung releases over the past 24 hours, today Qualcomm has confirmed that the GALAXY S 4 will indeed be carrying the all-powerful Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor onboard. This processor is the same motor that runs the HTC One and the LG Optimus G Pro, devices you may have seen SlashGear work with before. This detail adds to the ever-growing list of specifications that the GALAXY S 4 has the same as one of its biggest competitors in the HTC One, and should prove to create an interesting set of benchmarks for comparisons between the two.

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Apple A7 chip tipped with Intel inside

Apple A7 chip tipped with Intel inside

With the pattern ringing true for some time now, it's not unbelievable in the slightest when one hears a tip of a so-called "A7" chip in Apple's future for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. What's slightly more questionable is the possibility that part of the production of this chip might be done by Intel. With word of Apple aiming to pull away from Samsung in their chip production across the board having been an unofficial understanding for quite a few months now, it seems that Intel might be aiming to grab a piece of the pie.

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