Samsung recently launched their highly anticipated smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, at their Unpacked event recently held in New York City.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is marks Samsung’s first return to the Galaxy Note series after the massive failure of the Galaxy Note 7, a smartphone that was plagued with battery issues resulting in Samsung completely pulling the smartphone only a few months after its initial introduction.
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is packed with some of the latest features available to modern smartphones including its hallmark feature, the 6.3-inch 2960×1440 resolution Super AMOLED “Infinity Display” [...]
In a recent announcement, Samsung reports that 10nm FinFET yields are high and they’re on track for a production ramp up.
Samsung initially began production using its 10nm FinFET process with their 10nm FinFET LPE (Low Power Early) process back in October 2016. The process showed a 30% increase in area efficiency with 27% higher performance or up to 40% lower power consumption. Since its initial production, Samsung claims that more than 70,000 wafers have been shipped. Samsung’s Exynos 8895 SoC and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 will be the first chips made with the 10nm FinFET LPE process. Both chips are expected to arrive with Samsung’s next [...]
In a recent announcement, Samsung announced their latest 10nm based Exynos 9 8895 SoC. Manufactured on Samsung’s latest 10nm FinFET with an improved 3D structure, the Samsung Exynos 9 8895 features 27% higher performance at a 40% decreased power consumption compared to previous generation 14nm SoCs.
Compute in the Samsung Exynos 9 8895 is powered by eight cores with four 2nd Generation custom Samsung designed cores paired along with four Cortex-A53 high performance cores. Graphics is powered by ARM’s latest Mali G71 GPU. This allows the Exynos 9 8895 to drive resolutions [...]
It appears that no upcoming smartphone, including LG’s upcoming G6 flagship which is expected to launch during the MWC timeframe, will feature Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor until after April this year.
According to a new article published at Forbes, Samsung may be the one to blame as they have managed to secure the entire initial batch of Snapdragon 835 processors for their upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone which has recently been confirmed will not launch at MWC at the end of February. New rumors peg the launch of the device to April 14.
This exclusivity agreement comes at little surprise as Samsung holds quite a bit of power [...]
Samsung recently announced that they’ve begun mass production of their new Exynos 7270 Dual Core Application Processor designed for wearable devices.
The Samsung Exynos 7270 application processor features 2x Cortex A53 ARM cores, which will be built on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET fabrication process. Samsung claims that the new process will allow the Exynos 7270 to be 20% more power efficient compared to its 28nm predecessors. While smartphone and tablet SoCs such as Samsung’s Exynos 8890 have been in mass production on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET LPP for quite some time, this is the first time Samsung is manufacturing a SoC designed for wearable devices on [...]
There have been talks for a long time that Samsung is planning on releasing it own custom mobile CPU architecture. Today Samsung has finally solidified the rumours with the introduction of the Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 System on a Chip (SoC).
Built using Samsung’s 14nm FinFET transistors, the Exynos 8 SoC will follow the same big.LITTLE design principle as the previous generation Exynos 7. However, this time around Samsung has developed its proprietary CPU architecture for the Exynos M1 cores in its big cluster. The Exynos 8 will use the ARM Cortex-A53 for its little cluster.
The Exynos 8 8890 also brings improved graphics performance with the latest Mali [...]
Looks like the bidding war is finally over between Samsung and TSMC. According to an article posted by Business Korea, Nvidia has once again selected TSMC as the manufacturer of its next generation Pascal GPU. It was previously speculated that both Samsung and TSMC will co-produce Pascal, but that may affect the consistency of the product.
Samsung and TSMC have been at each other’s throats to win over Nvidia’s production contract for its Pascal GPU. Based in Taiwan, TSMC has been a close partner with Nvidia for over 20 years. Due to development issues with TSMC 16nm FinFET technology, it was uncertain whether or not Nvidia would be confident enough to [...]
When it comes to the NAND business, few companies can match the expertise of Samsung. Back in late 2013 Samsung introduced 24-layer 3D V-NAND, becoming the first NAND manufacturer to mass produce 3D NAND. Without skipping a beat, Samsung then introduced 32-layer 3D V-NAND in both 2-bit MLC and 3-bit MLC flavors a year later in 2014.
According to a new report by Korean IT site, ETnews, it looks like Samsung is preparing to begin mass producing 48-layer 3D V-NAND to continue to secure technological dominance against competitors SanDisk, Toshiba, Micron, and SK Hynix who are all expected to be launching 3D NAND products by the end of this year or early [...]
A recent article from Bloomberg claims that Samsung is dropping Qualcomm’s latest 64-bit Snapdragon 810 SoC for their upcoming Galaxy S series (Galaxy S6?) smartphone . Citing “…people with direct knowledge of the matter…”, Bloomberg reports that the reason that Samsung is dropping Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is because the chips are overheating during internal testing.
Instead, Bloomberg’s sources believe that the “…new Galaxy S will be equipped with Samsung’s most advanced chips…” suggesting that Samsung may equip the upcoming smartphones with their own Exynos SoC. Samsung’s Exynos SoCs are already [...]
A new ranking from Strategy& (PwC) has listed Samsung and Intel as 2014’s top technology R&D spenders, far exceeding the R&D investment of any other technology company on the market. Samsung and Intel are also second and third in terms of R&D spending overall across all industries with only Volkswagen outspending Samsung by a mere $0.9 billion ($100 million).
According to the ranking, Samsung has increased R&D spending to a whopping $13.4 billion this year from $10.4 billion last year while Intel spent a not-too-shabby $10.6 billion, up from the $10.1 billion spent last year. This far exceeds the only other two major technology companies who [...]