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Arm just revealed the core tech of 2021’s flagship phones

Arm just revealed the core tech of 2021’s flagship phones

Arm has revealed its next-generation smartphone chips, and the new Cortex-A78, Mali-G78, and Ethos-N78 promise a whole new turn of speed and efficiency for 2021's flagships. At the same time, Arm is also throwing open its new Cortex-X Custom (CXC) program, which will cook up custom chip designs for those companies which need something special from their silicon.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G aims to game-boost midrange 5G phones

Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G aims to game-boost midrange 5G phones

Qualcomm has launched a new midrange gaming-focused smartphone chipset, with the Snapdragon 768G promising 5G along with a speed boost and features cherry-picked from the flagship Snapdragon 865. It's the latest in the Snapdragon series to bear the "G" suffix, which Qualcomm has used to denote its gamer-friendly chips for players on a tighter budget.

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Hunting new customers, Arm offers startups its chip tech for free

Hunting new customers, Arm offers startups its chip tech for free

Chip-developer Arm is hoping to snag a place at the heart of new tech startups by offering access to its chip technology for free, staving off costs until products are actually being produced. The Arm Flexible Access for Startups program offers the company's processor designs, tools, and technical support with no fees, assuming the startups fit some criteria.

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Huawei chip deal tipped to weather Trump trade storm

Huawei chip deal tipped to weather Trump trade storm

Huawei is reportedly working with a European chip-maker on chips for mobile devices and cars, as the Chinese firm explores its options with no end in sight for the US export restrictions. The Trump Administration's decision to place sanctions on Huawei has already prevented it from using the full suite of Google apps and services on its Android smartphones.

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Galaxy Buds+ power management chips go into mass production for others to use

Galaxy Buds+ power management chips go into mass production for others to use

Samsung is known for making chips that it puts in its own phones but most of the better-known ones include Exynos Systems-on-Chip (SoCs), RAM, and flash data storage. It does, however, also make a lot of other silicon, including smaller power management integrated chips or PMICs. The latter is now the subject of Samsung's latest proud announcement as it kicks off the mass production of the PMICs it used to give its Galaxy Buds+ its larger battery and longer battery life.

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Intel CSME flaw: 5 years of chips have a truly ominous, unfixable flaw

Intel CSME flaw: 5 years of chips have a truly ominous, unfixable flaw

This week a report showed an "unfixable" flaw in the Intel Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME) in Intel chips. This flaw exists in essentially every piece of Intel-released silicon from the last half-decade. A brief report was released by the folks at Positive Technologies today which aims to make the world aware of the flaw ahead of their full white paper report.

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Snapdragon Ride is Qualcomm’s autonomous shortcut to self-driving cars

Snapdragon Ride is Qualcomm’s autonomous shortcut to self-driving cars

Qualcomm has built a modular autonomous car system offering automakers a shortcut to self-driving vehicles, as the chip-maker attempts to extend its footprint outside smartphones and modems. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride platform includes multiple chips and accelerators for things like computer vision, packaged into a car-friendly form factor, and with a whole software suite for autonomous driving.

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Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon 2020: The 5G, the chips, the wildcard

Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon 2020: The 5G, the chips, the wildcard

It's been a big week for mobility, and if you've been wondering what will be powering your Galaxy S11, Pixel 5, or any number of other Android flagships in 2020, Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit 2019 probably held the answer. The week-long event kicked off with new chipsets for smartphones before hitting AR/VR and finally computing, with 5G and AI ever-present themes along the way. Read on for the big news you need to know.

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Qualcomm targets affordable Windows notebooks with Snapdragon 8c & 7c

Qualcomm targets affordable Windows notebooks with Snapdragon 8c & 7c

Qualcomm isn't giving up on putting its Snapdragon chips into laptops and 2-in-1 tablets, with the new Snapdragon 8c and 7c Compute platforms promising more options for the mainstream and entry-level. Joining the Snapdragon 8cx, the new chipsets will enable Windows notebooks and other form-factors with all-day battery life, baked-in cellular connectivity, and fanless designs.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: The juicy details on 2020’s 5G flagship

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: The juicy details on 2020’s 5G flagship

Say hello to the Qualcomm chipset likely to be powering your flagship Android phone in 2020, with the Snapdragon 865 arriving to put a big dollop of 5G into your pocket. Successor to the Snapdragon 855 - found in devices like the Pixel 4, Galaxy Note 10, and OnePlus 7 - this new chipset includes 5G as standard along with more performance.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 765: What you need to know

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765: What you need to know

While the Snapdragon 865 may have broken cover today, the new Snapdragon 765 sets out to prove that Qualcomm hasn't forgotten the midrange when it comes to 5G and gaming. Targeting more affordable devices that still don't want to be without next-generation network support and advanced gaming features, the Snapdragon 765 further narrows the gap between the mid-tier and flagships.

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 and 765 to push ubiquitous 5G in 2020

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 and 765 to push ubiquitous 5G in 2020

Arguably the biggest week in Qualcomm's calendar has arrived, with the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 promising new chipsets, speedier smartphones, and great lashings of 5G. The chip-maker has two new Snapdragon SoCs to announce, focusing not only on the high-end but mid-range devices too, and that makes the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765 unexpectedly interesting.

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