Chip maker Qualcomm has announced plans for an upcoming 28nm chip which the company says will offer 5 times the performance of one of the company’s original Snapdragon chips. At the same time, it will use 75% less energy than today’s chips, which could mean phones, tablets, and other mobile devices with better performance and better battery life.
The Qualcomm MSM8960 will feture a dual core processor, integrated 3G and 4G mobile broadband, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM radio. It also has an integrated graphics core that Qualcomm says offers 4 times the performance of today’s chips.
It looks like the new chips are due out some time next year.
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It is really shocking about how fast things are moving. The bell-curve of putting more computing power in people hands by-way of a small device is on a ballistic trajectory now. Not even main-stream science fiction is keeping up with what we are doing.
Very true. Unfortunately, we’re not really getting to enjoy it. Advances in hardware have been offset by declines in software. Qualcomm and Marvell are definitely two of the most exciting embedded companies right now, and on real software their hardware is amazing.
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