MediaTek 5G chipset
MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G SoC announced as part of a new family
After announcing its Intel partnership yesterday, MediaTek today officially introduces Dimensity, the chip-maker’s most advanced 5G chipset line-up.
Qualcomm and BOE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 specs allegedly leaked
Recent reports are trying to anticipate the specs of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, which will be allegedly 20 percent faster than the 855.
MediaTek 5G chipset
MediaTek planning 6nm 5G chip for next year, likely commercial in 2021
MediaTek is working on the next-generation chips, and a 6nm 5G SoC is, according to reports, planned for the fourth quarter of next year.
tsmc
TSMC working on 5nm process, 6nm in risk production, and 7nm is expected to grow
While TSMC’s 6nm process risk production is expected to start in 2020, 5nm is already in the works, as 7nm production expected to gain traction.
7nm chip orders ramping up for TSMC
A recent report suggests that 7nm chip orders placed with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are ramping up.
MediaTek working on a 7nm 5G chip, coming later this year
We’ll likely see a 7nm 5G MediaTek chip later this year, according to company executives, one that will be more capable than the Helio P90
tsmc
TSMC to get exclusivity on Apple’s A13 Bionic chip in 2019
A recent report citing unnamed industry sources claims that TSMC will be the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s A13 chip in 2019.
7nm technology
Transition to 7nm technology slower due to insane costs
High costs and uncertain benefits are slowing chipmakers down in transitioning to 7nm technology production of processors.
Apple’s 7nm A12 chips have come to make the iPhone great again
This year’s iPhone devices will be faster than last year’s iPhone X and even faster than most of the competition with 7nm A12 chip processors
5G
Qualcomm will have 5G compatible chipsets in the first half of 2019
After the announcement of Huawei’s 7nm Kirin 980, Qualcomm has announced the arrival of 5G capable 7nm chipsets in smartphones during the first half of 2019
7nm Kirin 980 processor will arrive with the Huawei Mate 20 series
New processors are coming to the Huawei Mate 20 series that will be presented in a couple of weeks, the Kirin 980 with 7nm design
TSMC starts Apple A12 chip production, Samsung not far behind with its own 7nm design
The 7nm-based Apple A12 processor expected to power those three next-gen iPhones in the fall has reportedly entered mass production at TSMC. Meanwhile, Samsung is getting close to manufacturing its own 7nm chip for 2019 flagship Androids.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro review rebuttal
Possible Huawei Mate 20 benchmark sets the stage for massive Kirin 980 upgrade
A super-early Huawei Mate 20 prototype may have already been benchmarked at AnTuTu, racking up an earth-shattering 356,000+ points with a 7nm-based Kirin 980 SoC inside.
Qualcomm reportedly wants TSMC, not Samsung, to make the Snapdragon 855
Samsung, the makers of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, 835, 821 and 820 processors, could lose the Snapdragon 855 production contract to bitter rivals TSMC.
Next-gen iPad Pros will reportedly use 7nm-based Apple A11X Bionic SoC with octa-core CPU
The next-gen Apple A11X chip is expected to bring a slew of important improvements to the 2018 iPad Pro lineup, octa-core CPU included.
Samsung working on intermediate 11nm fabrication for Exynos
Samsung’s mid-ranger smartphones could be in for an upgrade as soon as early next year. Silicon with near top-tier specifications is due out.
Samsung still wants TSMC’s Snapdragon 845 inside Galaxy S9, in-house 6nm move planned for 2019
Samsung’s disappointment with Qualcomm’s TSMC partnership for the Snapdragon 845 shouldn’t deprive the Galaxy S9 from the best possible SoC.
TSMC to make Snapdragon 845 as Qualcomm rejects Samsung’s bid
Samsung, which produced the Snapdragon 820, 821 and 835, will not produce the 845. TSMC, which has been pushing for 7nm fabs, is on the case.
Qualcomm pretty much confirms Snapdragon 845 branding, 7nm upgrade strongly rumored
It’s almost set in stone now that Qualcomm will follow the Snapdragon 835 processor with a Snapdragon 845, most likely based on 7nm architecture.