Intel's 22nm Atom has received its first major CPU redesign in five years. Silvermont improves single-thread performance and scales to eight-core designs. It will appear in smartphones, tablets, embedded systems, and servers.
By introducing a dual-core processor for entry-level smartphones, as well as new quad-core Cortex-A7 versions for the market’s midrange and high end, MediaTek has left no low-cost niche for competitors to exploit.
Ceva's newest innovation is not a new DSP core, but a high-level software framework that eases software development for DSP acceleration in heterogeneous systems.
GlobalFoundries, TSMC, and other foundries are scrambling to catch up with Intel’s FinFET technology, and their processes are growing more complex and costly at 20nm and below.
Customers have already shipped more than 200 million chips using Andes Technology's CPU cores. These cores offer an alternative to ARM’s Cortex-M series.
While the rest of the world struggles to break into China, Spreadtrum is already there. The new SC8825 is the company's first dual-core smartphone processor.
Nvidia has updated its Tegra roadmap, adding details for its next two processors: Logan and Parker. Logan brings Cuda to Tegra, and Parker provides a home for Denver, the company's ARMv8 CPU.
Imagination Technologies' Series6 (Rogue) GPU uses a unified-shader architecture to deliver OpenGL ES 3.0 compliance with improved performance per watt for mobile processors.
Qualcomm has filled in its Snapdragon Series 200 and Series 400, adding the new 8x30AB processor. The company also announced its first RF module and a new Quick Charge chip.
Nvidia released benchmark scores for its new Tegra 4 processor, along with detailed information about the chip's design that help explain its outstanding performance. But power could be a limiting factor.
Tegra 4i is Nvidia's first mobile processor with an integrated cellular baseband. Sporting an improved version of Cortex-A9 and a beefed-up GPU, the chip delivers impressive performance.
The battle for the wireless baseband heated up again as Ceva announced new features for its flagship XC family of licensable DSPs.
To address the next big market for licensable DSP cores, Tensilica introduced the IVP family of specialized CPUs optimized for imaging and video processing.
The JZ4780 is a dual-core MIPS processor with PowerVR graphics. It is designed for low-cost tablets and digital TVs.
As a new low-cost smartphone market emerges in China, the two top cellular-processor vendors are fighting to control it using processors such as the MT6589 and MSM8226.