Mobile Processors


Tablet App Processors Grow in Value

by Bob Raikes

Strategy Analytics has said that the value of the market for tablet Application Processors has returned to growth and was up 5% in the first half of 2017, after two years of decline. The …

Tags:Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| tablets| Vol 24 - Issue 38


Qualcomm Boosts Mid-Range

by Bob Raikes

Qualcomm announced new Snapdragon 450 series chips for mid-range smartphones and tabltes and based on the 14nm FinFET process. The chip is an upgrade to the Snapdragon 435 series. The GPU and CPU are …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| Qualcomm| Smartphones| tablets| Vol 24 - Issue 24

Nexell Releases AP with HEVC/VP9 Support

by Bob Raikes

Nexell of Korea has announced a new application processor, the NXP5540 that can support HEVC (H.265) encoding at UltraHD resolution and both VP9 and HEVC decoding at UltraHD at 60fps, using ip from Chips&Media. …

Tags:Chips| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| Semiconductors| Vol 23 - Issue 49

Asus Chooses MediaTek SoC

by Tom Allen

Mediatek‘s MT8176 SoC is being used to drive Asus‘s ZenPad 3S 10 tablet. The SoC is capable of supporting UltraHD content.

Tags:Asus| Back Panel| Mediatek| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| Vol 23 - Issue 31

Qualcomm Drives Iris Scanning on Note 7

by Tom Allen

Samsung is using Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 820 processor on its Galaxy Note 7 phablet in select regions. The processor is key to supporting the iris scanning feature which is unique to the handset.

Tags:Back Panel| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| phablets| Qualcomm| Samsung| Vol 23 - Issue 31

Snapdragon 821 Builds on 820 Processor Success

by Isaac Oburu

Since the beginning of the year, when the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powered smartphones were announced, the 820 processor has been a leader in the mobile industry with over 115 premium smartphone and tablet …

Tags:Mobile Processors| Qualcomm

Intel is Leaving Mobile Chips

by Tom Allen

Intel is to abandon its attempts to enter the mobile processor market, to instead focus on the cloud, IoT, memory/programmable solutions, 5G and Moore’s Law, according to CEO Brian Krzanich. Mobile system on chips …

Tags:Intel| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| Vol 23 - Issue 17

MediaTek Shows Scaling and Colour

by Milos Pavlovic

MediaTek was highlighting features of its X20 processor as well as announcing a new P20 chip at Mobile World. The first demonstration that we looked at was showing the X20 in an image scaling …

Tags:Mediatek| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| MWC 2016| Vol 23 - Issue 08

In-House AP Use Rising in China

by Tom Allen

Huawei and Xiaomi will use more in-house developed application processors in their smartphones in the future, say Asian sources. Huawei’s subsidiairy, Hisilicon Technologies, has raised its technological capability, while Xiaomi has obtained licences from …

Tags:Huawei| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 32| Xiaomi

Tablet Processor Sales and Value Down in Q1

by Milos Pavlovic

Tablet processor chip sales fell 6% YoY in Q1’15, says Strategy Analytics. The market is worth only 1/7 of the smartphone processor market, at $733 million – a 6% decline in value. Apple (28%), …

Tags:Apple| Chips| Intel| Mediatek| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Processors| Qualcomm| Samsung| Vol 22 - Issue 31