Tag Archives: Chip

MIT’s New Speech Recognition Chip Delivers Power Savings of Up to 99 Percent

Researchers at MIT have developed a low-power special-purpose chip that is claimed to reduce the power consumption of electronic devices and help them save battery life as a result. The chip, which is specialised for automatic speech recognition, has been claimed to require between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts compared with 1 watt requirement by a standard smartphone running speech-recognition software. ... Read More »

Samsung Reports Jump in Q4 Profits as Record Chip Earnings Mask Galaxy Note 7 Failure

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled over a year earlier thanks to record-high earnings from its brisk memory chip business and strong smartphone sales despite costly Galaxy Note 7 recalls. The South Korean company said Tuesday it posted KRW 7.1 trillion ($6.1 billion or roughly Rs. 41,539 crores) in net income during the October-December period, ... Read More »

Samsung to Invest More Than $1 Billion to Boost US Chip Production

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it planned to invest more than $1 billion by the end of June 2017 to boost production of system chips at its Austin, Texas, facilities in the United States to meet growing demand. The South Korean firm, the world’s second-largest chipmaker behind Intel Corp, said in a statement its investment would boost output ... Read More »

Samsung Expects Q3 Profit Jump as Chip Surge Eases Galaxy Note 7 Recall Blues

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co expects third-quarter profit grew 5.6 percent, beating estimates, as a pickup in chip and display earnings likely offset the impact of a global smartphone recall that has roiled the tech giant. The world’s biggest smartphone maker said in a brief filing on Friday its operating profit for July-September was likely KRW 7.8 trillion ($7 billion), ... Read More »

Next iPhone’s Leaked Images Point to Mystery Chip, Display Resolutions

The upcoming iPhone is expected to see very few hardware changes from its last iteration and even then there is no shortage when it comes to rumours and leaks regarding the phone. Now, an image is claimed to show the motherboard of the next iPhone (anticipated to be called the iPhone 7 or iPhone 6SE), complete with a mystery chip, ... Read More »

Gionee M6, M6 Plus With Data Encryption Chip, Massive Batteries Launched

At an event in Beijing on Tuesday, Gionee has launched the M6 and M6 Plus smartphones. Both the smartphones come with an inbuilt data encryption chip that ensures extra security of user’s communication and content. The chip will only be available on the China variants of the smartphones, with global variants having to make do with just the fingerprint sensors. ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Spotted in Video; Apple A10 Chip Hits Geekbench: Reports

Apple has been subjected to a host of leaks surrounding its upcoming iPhone 7, and the latest information is about its rumoured A10 chip. Additionally, there is also a video leak showing the back and the bottom of the smartphone. Beginning with the video, it was spotted first on Weibo (via Techtastic.nl), and gives a very clear look at all ... Read More »

iPhone Graphics Chip Maker Launches GPU Aimed at Affordable Handsets

Imagination Technologies, the makers of graphics processors utilised in the A-series SoCs used in Apple’s iPhone models, on Monday unveiled its new PowerVR Series8XE GPU family targeted at the affordable mobile segment. The company believes that the new GPU family will set a new standard for performance, power, and area in cost-sensitive markets. “When looking at the current state of ... Read More »

MIT Builds Low-Power Artificial Intelligence Chip for Smartphones

A team of US researchers has built an energy-friendly chip that can perform powerful artificial intelligence (AI) tasks, enabling future mobile devices to implement “neural networks” modelled on the human brain. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU (Graphics ... Read More »