Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon X Plus chip for laptops

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon X Plus, a new ARM-based processor designed for laptops. It sits one step below the company’s flagship laptop chip, the Snapdragon X Elite, which was unveiled a few months ago and is expected to be used in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Book 4 Edge. Snapdragon X Plus will be used in … Read more

Qualcomm is expanding its next-gen laptop chip line with the Snapdragon X Plus

Last fall, Qualcomm revealed a major upgrade for its laptop chips with the And while we’re still waiting for those processors to make their way into retail devices, today Qualcomm is expanding the line with the Snapdragon X Plus, which I had a chance to test out ahead of its arrival on gadgets later this … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 spotted with outdated chip, 12GB RAM

In a few months, Samsung will likely unveil its next-generation foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and the Galaxy Z Fold 6. Both upcoming phones are expected to use the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. However, Samsung might have different plans, as the company is testing the Z Flip 6 with an outdated chip. Will … Read more

Samsung Galaxy C55 launched in China with leather back, Snapdragon chip

Samsung has done something interesting after a long time. It has launched a mid-range smartphone with a leather back. The Galaxy C55 is a variant of the Galaxy M55 that was launched in Brazil and India a few weeks ago, but it has its own character in terms of look and feel. Galaxy C55 launched … Read more

AMD teams up with Arm to unveil AI chip family that does preprocessing, inference and postprocessing on one silicon — but you will have to wait more than 12 months to get actual products

AMD is introducing two new adaptive SoCs – Versal AI Edge Series Gen 2 for AI-driven embedded systems, and Versal Prime Series Gen 2 for classic embedded systems. Multi-chip solutions typically come with significant overheads but single hardware architecture isn’t fully optimized for all three AI phases – preprocessing, AI inference, and postprocessing.  To tackle … Read more

Obscure $10 billion chip firm you never heard of finally delivers crucial tech for AI future — Astera Labs showcased its Aries 6 PCIe retimer board as it targets future Nvidia HGX boards

Astera Labs, a relatively unknown semiconductor company with a $10 billion market value, recently showed off its new Aries 6 PCIe retimer board, which it is now sampling to leading AI and cloud infrastructure providers. Due to the high-speed data transfer within the PCIe interface, the signals can suffer from degradation, especially over longer distances … Read more

Samsung gets $6.4 billion in incentives for its semiconductor chip plant in USA

Last month, it was reported that Samsung could get a $6 billion grant from the US government to build advanced chip factories in the US. The US government has now officially announced that it is offering $6.4 billion in grants to Samsung Electronics for its chipmaking investments in Texas. Samsung will invest $44 billion to … Read more

TSMC’s Next-Generation Chip Technology for Apple Silicon on Schedule

Apple chipmaker TSMC is making progress toward manufacturing 2nm and 1.4nm chips that are likely destined for future generations of Apple silicon, DigiTimes reports. The manufacturing time frames for mass production of 2nm and 1.4nm chips have now apparently been determined: Trial production of the 2nm node will begin at in the second half of … Read more

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024) Exynos chip mystery finally unraveled

Last updated: April 8th, 2024 at 16:02 UTC+02:00 Samsung threw us for a loop when it officially announced the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024) refresh, not just because the company decided to re-release a 2020 tablet a second time but also due to a lack of concrete information in some areas. As some might know, … Read more

TSMC Resumes Majority of Apple Chip Production Following Earthquake

Apple chip supplier TSMC has reportedly resumed most of its operations after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan’s eastern coast on Wednesday. TSMC told Bloomberg that more than 80% of its chip production lines are operational again as of Thursday, and it said there has been no damage to its most critical equipment. More specifically, Taiwanese … Read more