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Report: Google’s first fully custom smartphone chip could launch in 2025 (Tensor G5)

Google has been shipping Pixel smartphones with Google Tensor-branded processors since the company launched the Pixel 6 in 2021. Up until that point, Google had used Qualcomm processors for its smartphones. Using its own processors gives Google more control over the performance and feature set of its phones. But so far all of the Tensor […]

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Lilbits: AMD “Little Phoenix” could power the next Steam Deck, and the road to 2nm chips

YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead claims that in addition to all the new desktop and mobile chips that AMD has already told us are coming in the next year or two, there’s at least one more chip on the way. Code-named “Little Phoenix,” it’ll be a low-power alternative to the upcoming Phoenix Point laptops, and […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft brings new Windows Subsystem for Linux to older Windows 10 builds

One of the most surprising things Microsoft did when the company introduced Windows 10 was to include a Windows Subsystem for Linux, which allows users to install Ubuntu or other GNU/Linux distributions and run them within Windows. The optional feature lets you open up a terminal window and run Linux commands without the need to […]

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TSMC to cease business with Huawei following US order

Chinese electronics company Huawei’s future looks bleaker than ever. The company is a major player in the telecommunications industry and has risen to prominence in the consumer space recently thanks to a series of well-regarded smartphones. But a series of actions from the US government in recent years have lefts countries around the world wary […]

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First ARM Cortex-A57 chips get closer to production (64-bit, 20nm chips)

ARM and TSMC have announced that they’ve now taped-out the first ARM Cortex-A57 processor. Taping out is basically the last part of the design process, and it means that we’re one step closer to seeing processors based on ARM’s next-generation designs. It could be a while before they hit the streets though. Current-generation ARM Cortex-A15 […]

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Intel Atom news: Launching new chips, outsourcing some production

Intel announced two bits of news  its Atom line of low power, low cost processors this week. First, the company has entered an agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to help produce some of Intel’s Atom chips. This is the first time Intel has outsourced production of a CPU core. The deal will help Intel […]